Dr. E.A.M. Schenk (DrEAMS)

Ellen Schenk is a research advisor with a passion for the life sciences & health domain. Her mission is to make research happen. Collaborating with scientists to translate research ideas into successful funding proposals and projects give her energy. Ellen has 20 years of experience in research strategy development, writing of proposals for Dutch, European and international funding agencies, and management of collaborative projects. Her specialties are the European funding programmes for research and innovation, and writing impact pathways.

Ellen has a broad network in Europe, and is a regular invited speaker on the art of grant writing at international events for research managers and administrators (EARMA, VICRA, research networks meetings). She is active as a mentor and trainer for EARMA (European Association of Research Managers and Administrators), co-founder and former vice-chair of ARMA-NL (Association for Research Managers and Administrators – the Netherlands), and former Core Group member and Working Group leader of the COST Targeted Network BESTPRAC.