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“The Butlers & Associates' impact on the development of the global Ocean Tracking Network goes beyond institutional, regional or national borders. Martin and Jennifer's passion, enthusiasm, and flexibility were rare and effective in working with this multi-national team.  I recommend their services highly.”

Dr. Ron O'Dor,
Census of Marine Life,
Washington, DC and
Dalhousie University


“As the Principal Investigator on two proposals in the past eight months, I am writing to offer my strong support for the work of The Butlers & Associates.  Martin and Jennifer's work was timely, thoughtful, and strategic.  Their inputs to our proposals were instrumental in achieving the project goals.”

David Plant,
Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Education),
McGill University



“Empowering researchers to succeed through maximizing academic excellence and impact”

The Butlers provide independent research support services to academic researchers, universities, research hospitals, colleges, institutes of technology and polytechnics throughout Canada.

Sought by researchers, managers and decision-makers, their expertise empowers researchers across all disciplines and at all career stages to secure funding by maximizing research excellence and impact. 

By employing innovative thinking, creativity, and entrepreneurial acumen, The Butlers provide thoughtful, strategic insight and practical support to enable academic researchers to succeed when planning research programs and developing funding proposals.

Since 1996, The Butlers have worked with academic researchers across all disciplines, assisting them secure over $1.6 Billion in research funding via the development of over 650 grant applications. They have impacted over 3,000 researchers from over 80 institutions in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania. The size of research projects the Butlers have contributed to ranges from $5K to $200M.

Working in the strictest confidence, partners Martin and Jennifer Butler have combined experience exceeding 45 years working with research-intensive organizations. They fill a niche in what is an ever-changing gap between what research funding agencies demand of researchers, the world that researchers have been trained for, and the support provided by their institutions.

Martin mentors teams and individual researchers, helping to develop research programs and craft applications. Jennifer’s focus is on application reviewing, writing, editing and polishing. They find it extremely satisfying to support researchers in solving the world’s social, health, environmental, and economic challenges.

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