Research Support Office

The TU/e Research Support Office (RSO) supports and unburdens researchers with the process of finding external funding for their research, developing project proposals and setting-up grant agreements. 

RSO has extensive experience with most European and national funding schemes, including personal grants. We offer specialized guidance for researchers to maximize their chances of success, in close cooperation with departmental Project Development Offices. We also consult on the specifics that come with cooperating with industry, contracts, consortium agreements and project execution. 

The main tasks of the Research Support Office are:

  • Consultancy about possibilities of public funding for research and innovation
  • Contact for European, National and Regional funding programs
  • Support in the preparation and application for research grants
  • Providing legal advice on issues related to research (i.e. research agreements, consortium agreements, NDA’s when applicable to research etc…)
  • Support researchers that plan to apply a Personal Grant (ERC, Marie Curie PF, NWO talent scheme) throughout the whole application process
  • Taking care of all organizational, procedural and administrative aspects of funded projects


The Research Support Office is organized in 5 teams, being: