Research Support Network

The knowledge network that supports researchers in finding external funding for their research and developing project proposals.

The Research Support Network is the knowledge network that supports researchers in finding external funding for their research and developing project proposals. There are many sources to fund research, each with their own goals and requirements. Many funding schemes are highly competitive.
The Research Support Network has extensive experience with the different funding schemes and can offer specialized support for researchers to maximize their chances of success. It also helps with the specifics that come with cooperating with industry. The network is formed by specialists located in the departments and in the TU/e Innovation Lab, each with their own specialism and focus.

The Research Support Network offers support on all aspects of research funding including:

  • Help identifying the best funding schemes for their research idea and career stage;
  • An overview of deadlines for grant applications;
  • Support in preparing grant applications, feedback on draft proposals and tips & tricks for increasing chances of success;
  • Legal support, such as contracts with companies, intellectual property and consortium agreements.

More detailed information on the Research Support Networks services can be found on the intranet (vpn connection required). 
Or contact one of our specialists you will find in the overview below. 

Who can help me at TU/e?

We have extensive experience with the different funding schemes and we can offer specialized support for researchers.  
For support, please contact one of the specialists of theTU/e Research Support Network.


Individual grants

Legal counsels

Ties Leermakers
Karoline Duijvesz
Laura Pander

Baukje Rongen
Theo Elfring
Elise Zandbergen

Regular projects

Intellectual property

Karen Luijten-Hoffman
Gerard Verschuren

Suki Sandhu

Department of Applied Physics

Department of Built Environment

To be confirmed

Maaike Riemersma (Departmental)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Leon Luwijs
Harmen de Jongh (RegMedXB and Strategic Alliance UU-UMC)

Steffie Hermans (MDR)

Jesse Scholtes
Jan-Paul Krugers
Roy Hermanns


Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry

Department of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences 

Gabriela Dima 
Solomon Wassie

Ingrid Vliegen
Chris Knighting 
Marisa Goracci
Seda Göksu
Frits Feenstra (PDO office)

Department of Electrical Engineering

Department of Industrial Design

Jan Haagh
Victor Sanchez 
Wil Hendrix
Diana Kiss
Femke Witteveen
Alessia Senes (EPE group + CEETSe)

Noortje Bax (Care & Cure)

Diana Stah (Future Everyday)

Jurgen Ganzevles (PDO Office)

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Innovation Strategy & Partnerships

Harold Weffers 
Wil Schilders 
Joost Gabriels 
Martijn Klabbers
Peter van Otterloo
Sandra Hesping

Clément Goossens
Gérôme Friesen
Herman van Hoeven
Paul Merkus

Strategic Areas & Centers  

Smart Mobility: Ben Rutten

Health: Gérôme FriesenMarieke van Beurden (Vitality)

Energy: Mark Boneschanscher (IRES)

Data Science Center: Mark Mietus, Pieter van GorpShane O’Seasnáin

High Tech Systems Center:

Guido de Boer

Jan Jaap Koning

Integrated Photonics Institute / PITC: Herman Leenders
Institute for Complex Molecular Systems/ICMS: Elisabeth McKenzie  


EuroTech provides international call for top talent!

The EuroTech Universities invite excellent and experienced researchers to submit research project proposals for one of the 80 fellowships provided by the EuroTechPostdoc Programme. The programme  provides exceptional international research and career development opportunities for postdocs.

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