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Bekk Research Support helps optimize the chances of obtaining research funding by providing expert guidance, critical review and tailored training - for scientists, universities, research centres and SMEs
Stewe Bekk MSc is a freelance consultant and project manager with 12 years of experience in handling and soliciting research projects at three top research institutes in Barcelona, within the fields of photonics, nanotechnology and biomedicine.
For the last 8 years he coordinated the Pre-award unit at The Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), one of the most successful Spanish research institutes in the H2020 Framework Programme. In this role he oversaw the review of >1,000 scientific proposals targeting a range of local, national, European, and other international competitive research funding calls. Specifically, he helped prepare >60 ERC applications, with a success rate of close to 50%.
Thanks to this track-record, Stewe has a comprehensive overview of the funding landscape, and of the evaluation criteria, expectations and language of the funding agencies. He now applies this experience to help researchers prepare competitive proposals, with a focus on ERC grant applications and collaborative proposals within the H2020 funding programme.
"Stewe was extremely helpful in the preparation of my two latest and successful ERC AdG proposals (2013-2018 and 2019-2024). His invaluable advice and timely feedback helped strengthen both applications immensely, I cannot recommend him enough."
Prof. Dr. Maciej Lewenstein
Leader Quantum Optics Theory Group
ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences