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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 grant advisor and scientific editor with 13 years of experience in handling and soliciting research projects at three top research institutes in Barcelona; IDIBAPS, ICN2 and ICFO.
For 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. Stewe specifically helped prepare and review over 60 ERC proposals during his time at ICFO - of which 50% were granted - one of the highest success rates in Europe for an institute of similar size.
Stewe runs his own consultancy since 2020, focusing on in-depth grant preparation services primarily for the ERC calls and to the physical sciences and engineering communities. Thanks to his track-record, he has a comprehensive overview of the funding landscape, and of the evaluation criteria, expectations and language of the funding agencies.
"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