Grant Team

Humanities and social science research is dependant more than ever on external funding. For this reason, researchers have to invest increasingly more time in writing complex grant applications. At the HuC, our researchers are supported by a large grant team dedicated to helping them prepare the strongest proposals possible.

Today, nearly all funding schemes require applicants to submit detailed plans on budgets, staffing, digital infrastructure, preservation, intellectual property, communication, impact, and project management. The Humanities Cluster acknowledges the need to provide its researchers with expertise in all of these fields. To address this, we have created an inter-departmental grant team made up of staff with the necessary skills and experience. Their work is complemented by an online resource on the HuC intranet with detailed information on everything required to apply for a grant.

Researchers who work with the grant team can expect tailored, hands-on support during the entire application process as well as post-submission assistance in preparing written rebuttals and personal coaching to prepare for interviews by selection panels. Over and beyond this, we strongly believe that a rejected proposal does not represent the end of the road. Informed by relevant feedback, an unsuccessful proposal can provide a significant head start for a subsequent re-submission or form the basis for a new proposal submitted to a different funding scheme.

  • Daphne Lentjes (Coordinator, Grant advisor)
  • Maren Pannemann (Grant advisor)
  • Marjoleine Cornelissen (Human Resources)
  • Willy Jongenburger (Facilities and Support)
  • Maarten Pompe (Finance)
  • Sebastiaan Derks (Data Management)
  • Arno Bosse (Digital Infrastructure)
  • Renske Smorenburg (Communications)
  • Patricia Alkhoven (National Research Agenda, Creative Industry)
  • Niels van den Kieboom (Legal)
  • Inge van Ruiten (Administrative Support)


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