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


grant consultancy services CURRENTLY AVAILABLE


About me

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; 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. Specifically, he helped prepare >60 ERC applications, with a success rate of close to 50%. 

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.



"It was such an incredible help to work with Stewe! His feedback, advice, general guidance, and readiness were essential to the success of my application for an Advanced ERC Grant. I hope he continuous doing this a long time, because I count on him for my next application, when my current grant comes to an end."


Prof. Dr. Javier García de Abajo
Leader Nanophotonics Theory Group

ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences