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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


grant consultancy services CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

About me

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 helped me tremendously in the preparation of my ERC Starting Grant, all the way from writing the proposal, to the interviewing stage, and the acceptance of the grant. His responsiveness, attention to detail and vast experience in over 10 years working with ERC grants really made the difference. It is fair to say that I could not have made it without his help.”


Prof. Dr. Dmitri K. Efetov

Chair of Experimental Solid State Physics

LMU Munich - Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

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