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The Research Development Office (RDO) offers a range of funding application-related services for research, innovation and education to promote (inter)national cooperation and financing. We inform and advise Erasmus MC staff in a pro-active manner on both European and (inter)national funding opportunities for research, innovation and education as well as on the development and writing of a successful funding application. In addition, we offer advice to Erasmus MC staff, management and the Board of Directors on external European and (inter)national funding programmes and relations, and facilitate cooperation between Erasmus MC and other organisations.

Our Services

Internal Services

Project acquisition services

Consulting and advising during project identification and formulation

Donor related services

Donor trend analysis, intelligence and scouting

Coordination and monitoring

Coordination and monitoring pre-awarded acquisition projects

Capacity building and training

Capacity building and training

External Services

Strategic
lobby

Influencing pro-actively policy agenda’s from funding organisations.
Lobbying for the Erasmus MC research areas and themes.
Advising the staff, management and Board on external (inter) national relations.

Strategic cooperation and representation

Representing Erasmus MC at institutional cooperation meetings/missions and during regular visits from or to funding bodies (liaison-function).
Facilitating cooperation between the Erasmus University and other institutions.

Donor trend analysis, intelligence and scouting

Analysing donor policies and prioritisation by donors.

Management

Management

The Research Development Office (RDO) is part of the Research and Education Department of Erasmus MC.

Managing Director RDO

Ms. drs. Margrietha (Greet) Vink
Mail: m.h.vink@erasmusmc.nl
Tel. 010 704 10 32
Mob. 06 301 269 78

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Before Ms. Vink joined Erasmus MC in 2016, she was Business Director of the UNESCO-IHE Water Institute in Delft. Before that, from 2007 onwards, she worked as Special Advisor & Program Manager EU / Government relations at the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). Until then, she was Head of the Technical and Scientific Attaches Network of the Ministry of Economic Affairs in the Netherlands. Prior she worked as senior policy advisor European research and technology policy for the Ministry of Economic Affairs. She also worked as Chief Liaison Office at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and as a research and training advisor for the United Nations (FAO & UNHCR).

Management Assistant

Ms. Ellen Muller
Mail: e.p.muller@erasmusmc.nl
Tel. 010 704 49 52
Mob. 06 130 012 86

Research & Innovation Communication Officer

Ms. Feya Bijleveld LL.M.
Mail: f.bijleveld@erasmusmc.nl
Tel. 010 704 49 52

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Feya Bijleveld joined the Research Development Office at Erasmus MC in April 2018. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Health Policy & Management at the Erasmus University. In July of 2019 she obtained her master in Health Law.

Our Teams

Our Team NL (Incl. Charities)

The Research Development Office (RDO) is part of the Research and Education Department of Erasmus MC.

Coordinator NL Funding

Ms. Mr. Nathalie L.G.H. Weber
Mail: n.weber@erasmusmc.nl
Tel. 010 703 94 36
Mob. 06 146 337 98

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Trained as a laywer, Nathalie Weber held various legal positions before she started working at the School of Law at Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). At EUR Nathalie held the position of Senior Policy Advisor/Grants Advisor for more than 15 years before she joined Erasmus MC in December 2016.

Senior NL Funding Advisor, Charities, Public Private Partnership and innovation Procurement

Ms. Linda Everse, PhD
Mail: l.everse@erasmusmc.nl
Tel. 010 704 35 81
Mob. 06 285 868 05

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Linda Everse studied chemistry at the University of Chicago and medical biology at the Academic Hospital Utrecht, receiving her PhD in 1999. Following Post-doc’s at MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston,TX/USA) and the Veterinary School at Utrecht University (Utrecht/NL), she joined Erasmus MC’s Department of Radiology in 2003 as Research Support Officer. In this position, she was responsible for advice on grant proposals, budgeting, and project management, as well as handling research contracting and industrial grant negotiations. In April 2018, Linda joined RDO, where she will focus on charitable grants, both in the Netherlands and abroad.

Our Team EU

The Research Development Office (RDO) is part of the Research and Education Department of Erasmus MC.

Coordinator EU Funding

Ms. Ismaela Nieuwenhuijs-Stöteler MSc
Mail: i.nieuwenhuijs@erasmusmc.nl
Tel. 010 703 94 64
Mob. 06 148 747 83

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Ismaela Nieuwenhuijs joined the Research Development Office at Erasmus MC in January 2017, as Senior Advisor EU Funding. She gained experience with European research funds over the past years in different positions. From 2013 until 2016 at the Utrecht University, where she was Deputy Head of the Research Support Office of the Law, Economics and Governance Faculty. Apart from advising and assisting scientific staff on their EU grant applications, she was the project manager for the largest FP7 project to date in the faculty (bEUcitizen). Ismaela’s career in research support started at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University where she worked as a Research Associate and Project Manager at the Partnerships Resource Center (funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs) from 2009 until 2013.”

Senior EU Funding Advisor (Education) /
EIT Health Advisor

Ms. Annejet Goede MA
Mail: a.goede@erasmusmc.nl
Tel. 010 703 96 66
Mob. 06 430 190 14

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Prior to her position at Erasmus MC, Ms Goede worked for three years as EU Liaison Officer at Avans University of Applied Sciences and NHTV International University of Applied Sciences. In this position she informed about relevant European policy developments, supported the building of European networks and the participation in European programmes for education, applied research and innovation. Commissioned by the education institutions Avans, NHTV and ROC West-Brabant she worked part-time as a Liaison Officer at the triple helix network Strategic Board Delta Region. Before that, from 2009 onwards, she worked as Policy Advisor International Affairs at the regional Vocational Education and Training Center ROC West-Brabant.

EU Funding Advisor

Ms. Dr. Karin Veltman
Mail: k.veltman.1@erasmusmc.nl
Mob. 06 146 120 69

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Karin Veltman joined the Research Development Office of the Erasmus MC in January 2019 as Advisor EU Research Funding. She has a background in chemistry (MSc University of Groningen) and obtained her PhD in environmental sciences from the Radboud University Nijmegen. After 3 years as a post-doctoral researcher at the Industrial Ecology Programme in Trondheim, Norway, she returned to Nijmegen as a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow. Prior to joining the RDO, Karin was a researcher at the University of Michigan (USA) in the Environmental Health Sciences department, where her research focused on quantifying the impact of chemical exposure on embryonic development, more specifically on perturbations of redox homeostasis. During her research career, Karin has gained experience in grant writing; she has written personal grants (EU Marie Curie, NWO Veni) and has been involved in developing project proposals for, amongst others, the EU FP-7 Programme and the US NIH.

EU Funding Advisor

Ms. Dr. Vedashree Ramakrishnaiah
Mail: v.ramakrishnaiah@erasmusmc.nl
Mob. 06 146 411 35

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Vedashree Ramakrishnaiah completed her Dental & Oral Medicine studies in India and practiced as a Dentist. Later, she worked as a Medical Office at TTK Healthcare Ltd., Bangalore, India, managing fund allocation, hospital reimbursements of insurance policies. With an innate interest to further pursue her education in medical field, she came to Netherlands and graduated with an MSc (Medical Biotechnology) from Wageningen University, The Netherlands. Later, she started her PhD at Erasmus Medical Center, with challenge to unravel the complex scientific and molecular mechanism(s) behind many disease outbreaks, such as Hepatitis C Virus. She graduated with PhD from the Department of Surgery, under Prof. Luc van der Laan, thesis titled ‘On the release of small RNAs and viruses from hepatocytes’ in 2014. She continued her scientific involvement as an entrepreneur in a co-owned company, Veradh Biomedical Solutions, as a Business & Product Development Manager, assisting development and marketing of implantable medical devices -derived from xeno and allo grafts for dental, orthopedic, wound care and cardiovascular applications. Currently, she started working in our team at Erasmus MC as a EU Funding Advisor.

Our Team Personal Grants

The Research Development Office (RDO) is part of the Research and Education Department of Erasmus MC.

Senior Personal Grants Advisor

Ms. Mr. Nathalie L.G.H. Weber
Mail: n.weber@erasmusmc.nl
Tel. 010 703 94 36
Mob. 06 146 337 98

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Trained as a laywer, Nathalie Weber held various legal positions before she started working at the School of Law at Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). At EUR Nathalie held the position of Senior Policy Advisor/Grants Advisor for more than 15 years before she joined Erasmus MC in December 2016.

Managing Director RDO

Ms. drs. Margrietha (Greet) Vink
mail: m.h.vink@erasmusmc.nl
Tel. 010 704 10 32
Mob. 06 301 269 78

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Before Ms. Vink joined Erasmus MC in 2016, she was Business Director of the UNESCO-IHE Water Institute in Delft. Before that, from 2007 onwards, she worked as Special Advisor & Program Manager EU / Government relations at the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). Until then, she was Head of the Technical and Scientific Attaches Network of the Ministry of Economic Affairs in the Netherlands. Prior she worked as senior policy advisor European research and technology policy for the Ministry of Economic Affairs. She also worked as Chief Liaison Office at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and as a research and training advisor for the United Nations (FAO & UNHCR).

Junior Funding Advisor

Ms. Dr. Marije C. Behet
Mail: m.behet@erasmusmc.nl
Tel. 010 704 08 62
Mob. 06 146 120 68

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Marije graduated in Biomedical Sciences with a focus on Human pathobiology and an additional track in Infectious diseases at Radboud University in Nijmegen. Following her University studies, she first worked as a Junior researcher and obtained a personal PhD grant to pursue her PhD on malaria immunology at the Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences/Radboud university medical center in Nijmegen. From July 2018 onwards, she joined the Research Development Office at Erasmus MC as Junior funding advisor.

Our Team Global

The Research Development Office (RDO) is part of the Research and Education Department of Erasmus MC.

Senior Advisor International Relations

Mr. Dr. Raoul Tan
Mail: t.tan@erasmusmc.nl
Tel. 010 703 84 31
Mob. 06 143 764 93

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Raoul is senior advisor international affairs at Erasmus MC and received his training in biochemistry and genetics in Leiden, London, Oxford and Paris. His PhD research was in DNA damage caused by chemo and radiotherapy at Erasmus MC.
He has also worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Erasmus MC and the Siebold Foundation on research education (2005-2006), and was European Program Manager Science Next Wave at Science Magazines-American Association for the Advancement of Science (2003).
He had been board member of the National PhD student Council (1999-2002) and served as first president of its European Counterpart, Eurodoc (2001) before its official launch. In addition, he had been in the steering committee for career perspectives of biomedical researchers of the National Federation of Medical Scientific Associations (FMWV) and the National Association of Medical Research Scientists (VMWO) as VMWO board member (2000-2003, 2005-2007).
After two years in Asia (South Korea and Indonesia) he returned to Erasmus MC in 2009 as research policy manager and advisor international affairs. He was EU liaison officer for Erasmus MC at the Netherlands Federation of University Medical Centers (NFU) and Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) until 2015 and ERC grants had his special interest. As senior advisor international he developed the output-based internationalisation strategy & policy for Erasmus MC and changed his research scope from genetics to global research networks.

Senior Funding Advisor International Charities and US Programmes (NIH)

Ms. Linda Everse, PhD
Mail: l.everse@erasmusmc.nl
Tel: 010 704 35 81
Mob: 06 285 868 05

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Linda Everse studied chemistry at the University of Chicago and medical biology at the Academic Hospital Utrecht, receiving her PhD in 1999. Following Post-doc’s at MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston,TX/USA) and the Veterinary School at Utrecht University (Utrecht/NL), she joined Erasmus MC’s Department of Radiology in 2003 as Research Support Officer. In this position, she was responsible for advice on grant proposals, budgeting, and project management, as well as handling research contracting and industrial grant negotiations. In April 2018, Linda joined RDO, where she will focus on charitable grants, both in the Netherlands and abroad.