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Competition for grants is fierce, and resources are finite.

Enlisting the help of trained, experienced grant researchers, writers and managers gives you the advantage you need to secure funding that furthers your mission. We can help your grants program be the best it can be, from initial opportunity identification to research, writing and development, management and third party evaluation.

Explore our full range of grant-related solutions and how we can assist with the links below:

Are you applying for a grant and need to select an evaluator or write an evaluation plan?

Our agility sets us apart from other grant and evaluation teams, who may often take a one-size-fits-all approach. Visit our Evaluation Services page to learn more about our customized approach to evaluation projects of all types and sizes.

Who We Are

Our expertise in education, business and industry, healthcare, military and government agencies spans the subject matter spectrum.

IES is the engineering-based, solutions-driven, client-focused unit of NC State University. Our broad portfolio and deep industry experience help organizations grow, innovate and prosper.Our extensive partnerships with business, industry, education and government generate a unique culture of collaboration that provides access to cutting-edge expertise, research and technology.

Specific skill sets include:

  • Government and industry grant programs including NSF, TAACCCT, HEA, and U.S. DOL
  • Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) and the measures required by WIOA, including measures such as credentialing
  • Attainment, achieving measurable skill gains enrolled in an education or training program, and effectiveness of core programs in serving employers
  • Delivering services for large scale projects
  • Demonstrated adaptability to develop practical, but rigorous, evaluation plans

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Evaluation Experts

Fiona M. Baxter, Ph.D.

Fiona M. Baxter, Ph.D.

Associate Executive Director, Knowledge Management

Dr. Baxter provides leadership in the development of an IES Evaluation Center, which will conduct performance evaluation, research, planning and assessment for both educational and workforce development programs.

Read more about Fiona here.

Dominick Stephenson

Dominick Stephenson

Assistant Director, Research Development and Evaluation

Dominick serves as a project manager for third-party evaluation projects, coordinating interactions and reporting functions between the evaluation team and evaluation clients.

Read more about Dominick here.

John Dorris, Ed.D.

John Dorris, Ed.D.

Director of Strategic Resource Development/Evaluation & Assessment

provides leadership on strategy, research and data analysis efforts related to workforce development and engagement, including organizational learning and emerging trends in evaluation.

Read more about John here.