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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(at)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(at)erasmusmc.nl
Tel. 010 704 49 52
Mob. 06 130 012 86

Research & Innovation Communication Officer

Ms. Amna Ibrica
Mail: a.ibrica(at)erasmusmc.nl

Our Teams

Our Team NL (Incl. Charities)

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

Senior NL Funding Advisor and Charities

Ms. Linda Everse, PhD
Mail: l.everse(at)erasmusmc.nl
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.

NL Funding Advisor

Ms. Pim Jansen MA
Mail: p.h.f.jansen(at)erasmusmc.nl
Mob. 06 14 75 95 34

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In January 2020, Pim Jansen joined the Research Development Office as Advisor Research & Innovation funding NL. Prior to this position, she worked as funding advisor and policy officer prizes & internal grants at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). As funding advisor she offered funding support to applicants for national and European grants from various faculties. In her role as policy officer prizes & internal grants she was responsible for the coordination of internal funding schemes and the coordination of internal and external research prizes.

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(at)erasmusmc.nl
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(at)erasmusmc.nl
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(at)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.

Senior EU Funding Advisor

Mr. Dr. Daniel Weibel
Mail: d.weibel(at)erasmusmc.nl
Mob. 06 146 120 68

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Daniel Weibel joined the Research Development Office (RDO) in a position as Senior Advisor for EU research and innovation funding in March 2020. He graduated in Epidemiology at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, evaluating childhood vaccination programs among nomadic pastoralists in Sahelian Chad, after having completed a Master in Geography with a specialisation in ecosystem research in Benin at University of Basel. A scientific officer assignment followed at the Brighton Collaboration Foundation in Switzerland being involved in the creation of vaccine safety pre- and post-licensure vaccine safety standards and case definitions. Since 2011, he has been an assistant Professor for pharmaco-epidemiology at the Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam. He has been gathering experience in (pharmaco)epidemiology, pharmacovigilance, global and public health since 2004 in conducting and coordinating global multi-country/ multi-stakeholder scientific research programs with WHO, USCDC, ECDC, FP7, and IMI. Before joining the RDO team he has been working at the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trial Partnership (EDCTP) as a project officer managing H2020 funded grants.

Our Team Personal Grants

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(at)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).

Funding Advisor

Dr. Joost Ballering
Mail:  j.ballering(at)erasmusmc.nl
Mob. 06 146 411 35

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Joost studied chemistry and obtained his PhD in biochemistry & biophysics at Utrecht University. Afterwards he joined NWO, working as a program officer on a broad range of topics. In this position he was actively involved in organizing scientific conferences for physicists, chemists and life scientists. He worked on grant programmes ranging from the open competition (for fundamental research topics), the talent scheme (Veni, Vidi, Vici) and public private partnership programmes together with the eScience Center and Holland Chemistry with topics in computational sciences, student careers and entrepreneurship in science. In 2020 he joined the Research Development Office as Advisor Personal Grants Funding.

Funding Advisor

Dr. Jennifer de Wolf-Collins
Mail:  j.dewolf-collins(at)erasmusmc.nl

Mob. 06 146 337 98

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Jennifer de Wolf-Collins joined the RDO as funding advisor personal grants in June 2020. She has a background in molecular life sciences (BSc and MSc) and obtained her PhD on paediatric research and developmental biology from Maastricht University. For her postdoctoral research, she spent nearly 4 years at the Sinclair Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (Ottawa, Canada), where she successfully applied for and obtained personal research grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS). In 2016 she returned to the Netherlands and joined the Department of Pediatric Surgery at Erasmus MC as a junior PI, where her research focussed on the impact of antibiotics and hyperoxia on mesenchymal stromal cells in the preterm lung, supported by personal grants from the Lung Foundation Netherlands and the Sophia Research Foundation. During her career as an academic researcher she has gained extensive experience in writing, defending and obtaining national and international grants from governmental institutions (NWO, ERC, MSC-IF), charities (Lung Foundation Netherlands, Sophia Research Foundation) and academic societies (Canadian Thoracic Society, European Respiratory Society).

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(at)erasmusmc.nl
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(at)erasmusmc.nl
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.