Texas Tech University

Meet Brendan Allison

Brendan Allison, TTU

Grant Editor Brings Passion and Logic to Job

Brendan Allison has been the grant editor for the College of Arts & Sciences at Texas Tech University since the position was created in 2016.

He is responsible for working with faculty from 15 diverse departments to improve the quality of writing and grantsmanship in the College. As the inaugural occupant of the position, Allison is also responsible for the establishment of various resources and services relevant to Arts & Sciences faculty.

The College of Arts & Sciences welcomes the breadth of experience Allison brings to the position. He first planted his roots in journalism with a degree from the University of California, Irvine and numerous articles for the Santa Barbara News Press; later, he transitioned to the sciences through basic research in photovoltaic solar cells on an R&D team that bridged coastal California and Wuxi, China. In the position that preceded his move to Texas Tech University, he worked as a writer and editor with a biochemistry laboratory at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Allison has edited proposals ranging from $500 travel grants to multi-million dollar NSF proposals, and directly composed a number of review articles and publications, including a first-authored book chapter for the Royal Society of Chemistry.

As a surfer and native Californian, he is puzzled by Lubbock's lack of beaches. However, he has come to love the length of the vistas, the color of the sunsets, the warmth of the people, the taste of the brisket, and the synergy of a top-tier research university within a major cotton farming region.

In establishing the grant editing program for the College of Arts & Sciences, Allison looks to the faculty for input: "What is useful to you?"

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Brendan Allison, Grant Editor
College of Arts & Sciences

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