With three Vici and two ERC Advanced Grants, UT scientists achieved an absolute top score in personal grants. According to Telma Esteves, Team Lead at the Grants Office, the achievement feels like a reassurance. ‘However, personal grants are by no means the only route for funding.’
The Netherlands is remarkably successful in European research grant competitions. That’s great, but what about the other member states? ‘Researchers in one country aren’t smarter than in another,’ says Eveline Crone, Vice President of the European Research Council (ERC).
Nederland is opvallend succesvol in de strijd om Europese onderzoeksbeurzen. Dat is mooi, maar hoe zit het met andere lidstaten? ‘Wetenschappers zijn in het ene land niet slimmer dan in het andere’, zegt vicepresident Eveline Crone van onderzoeksraad ERC.
We work next to each other almost every day, but how well do we really know our colleagues? U-Today is curious about the personal stories of the UT support and management staff and we bring you these stories in this series ‘On the spot’. In this episode we introduce Telma Esteves, Research Grants Advisor based at the UT’s Strategy Business Development team.