Grants Writer

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Department Grants
Employment Type Full-Time

Good Business Lab (GBL) is an independent, non-profit labor innovation company. We use rigorous academic research to prove that worker wellbeing programs have business impacts. We develop market-ready, scalable interventions that benefit both workers and businesses. Our goal is to disrupt the traditional notion of business, and show that worker wellbeing can be a good business practice.


The founders of the lab are Ach Adhvaryu - Assistant Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the University of Michigan (, Anant Ahuja-head of Organization Development at Shahi Exports Pvt. Ltd., and Anant Nyshadham- Assistant Professor of Economics at Boston College (


We have been incubated at Shahi Exports, India's biggest apparel export house, where we have conducted several studies in their sixty plus factories in the past six years. In one study we found that the net return to the firm from training women workers in life skills (such as financial literacy, communication, and problem-solving) is 250%, 8 months after program completion. This program - P.A.C.E. (Personal Advancement and Career Enhancement), co-created by Gap Inc., Shahi, ICRW, and Swasthi has been scaled at a global level to reach over 45,000 female garment workers in 12 countries. Some of our other partners include the Harvard Business School, University of Pennsylvania, the United Nations Development Program, and Humanity United.



Role: Grants Writer


Location: Delhi/ Bengaluru/ Remote


Remuneration: 6-10 lac p.a.


Length of commitment: at least one year


Start Date: ASAP (applications being accepted on a rolling basis)


 What will the Grants Writer do?

  •  GBL’s Grants Writer will support the entire grant application process, from researching and checking eligibility requirements, to writing, editing and revising text to meet application requirements and submission in required format before deadlines.
  • Contribute to other writing needs of GBL, for example, blogs (Medium), articles for other media outlets (e.g. VoxDev, Harvard Business Review, etc.), concept notes, policy memos, white papers, etc.
  •  Build knowledge of the organization, processes and current/prospective funders.
  •  Perform other related work as needed.


The Kind of work you might do in the role:

  •   Review old grant proposals and applications and rework the information to fit the needs of the current grant application.
  •   Liaise with Principal Investigators, Research Managers and other relevant people to get vital project information; and collate and write this into grant applications
  •   Create visual supporting documents such as slide decks to complement applications.
  •   Work with the Partnerships and Marketing teams at GBL to develop processes to align work and further GBL’s mission
  •   Work with the design and delivery teams to understand funding needs


Who are you?

  •   Interest in GBL’s vision and mission, belief in GBL’s values
  •   Excellent writing, analytical and research skills
  •   Self-motivated, detail oriented and highly organized
  •   Ability to read and synthesize large amounts of information quickly and communicate this in a compelling and succinct form – both verbally and written
  •   Demonstrable ability to write clearly, persuasively and succinctly with ease
  •   Able to understand and execute complex instructions
  •   Ability to successfully manage multiple tasks with competing deadlines and work independently
  •   Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

What will be your benefits?

  • No fixed number of leaves
  • Autonomy and flexible working culture (work from home, flexible hours, and occasional remote work.
  • Opportunity to work with smart people who want to make an impact
  • Personal development: we support the development of our team through mentorship and regular access to external training programs


What should you be comfortable with?

  • A dynamic environment with competing priorities.
  • Working in a team with shared responsibilities.
  • Independently coordinating with coworkers to accomplish goals.
  • Being resourceful in new environments and scenarios.
  • Problem solving in high pressure environments.

GBL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical disability, or length of time spent unemployed. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We offer traditional monetary workplace benefits such as insurance and travel allowance.


We also offer several other non-monetary workplace benefits like flexible work hours, the ability to work remotely, and no rigid limit on annual paid leave. We are a young and growing start up making us the ideal ground for team members to experiment, take on dynamic roles, and grow with us. We focus on happiness, output and quality of work.

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