Montgomery Psychobiology Editor

Dr. Montgomery — Health Sciences Grant Development Consultant and Editor

Dr. Montgomery is a lifelong academic who supported her independent research program with funding from the National Institutes of Health, non-profit foundations, and commercial development partnerships. At ScienceDocs, she primarily partners with Primary Investigators to develop their competitive applications for external grant funding. She also provides copy-editing services to both native and non-native English language writers to polish their application, so it communicates as clearly as possible and is visually appealing.


  • Brainstorming grant strategies.
  • Developing approaches based on parent application or request for proposals.
  • Guiding the author through prioritizing application steps.
  • Crafting letters of support to/for collaborators and co-applicants.
  • Refining letter of interest/preapplications.
  • Assisting with writing major grant sections.
  • Polishing (copy editing) grant application text.
  • Pre-submission peer review for grant applications and manuscripts.

Experience: Dr. Montgomery earned her PhD in Biobehavioral Sciences and completed an NIH-funded postdoctoral fellowship in Pediatric Sleep Medicine. From 2005–2020, she worked at a major R1 university in the United States as a Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Pediatrics; during this time, she also served as an Interim Associate Dean. She started a small business to serve the wearable tech industry with product validity testing services. In addition to extensive personal experience with grant writing and getting, she also taught a graduate grant writing course, served as an ad hoc grant reviewer for national and international funding agencies, and routinely reviewed manuscripts for over 80 journals (including as an Associate Editor). Her textbook about Sleep Science was published in 2020. Since 2014, she has also worked as a science editor and grant consultant.

Key words:

Actigraphy, Adolescence, Brain Development, Breastfeeding, Childbirth, Child Development, Circadian Rhythmicity, Cognitive Development, Cultural Influences, Developmental Psychobiology, Developmental Psychology, Early Childhood, Fatigue, Gynecology, Human Development, Infant Development, Infant Feeding, Instrument Validity, Maternal Health, Medical Treatments, Mental Health, Neonatal Development, Neurocognition, Obstetrics, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Paternal Health, Pediatrics, Polysomnography, Postpartum, Pregnancy, Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Self-Report, Sleep, Sleep Disorders, Surgical Treatment, Survey Research, Teratogenicity, Wellness, Women’s Health, Young Adulthood


Key words: Sleep, Sleep Disorders, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Pediatrics, Actigraphy, Polysomnography, grant consultant

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