Project managers serve an important function throughout the grants process and are often overlooked.
When I worked as a management consultant, I spent time in a proposal manager role on multiple
federal contract bids and also as a project manager on multiple federal projects. The project manager
had the most significant role, since this individual had to ensure the completion of the work and
communicate with all team members. This is not an easy task, especially given different working styles,
limited availability, and multiple time zones.