As expert EU and international funding Kristof Geeraerts is responsible for informing the researchers of the University about European Union funding opportunities for research and innovation (Horizon 2020 and beyond) and other international funding opportunities.
Within the domain of the social sciences and humanities, Kristof also acts, together with research manager Frederik Verleysen, as first point of contact for EU and international research funding. This includes giving advice on (identifying) funding opportunities, providing help with filling out administrative forms and drafting budgets for project applications, providing help with using online submission systems and giving advice on the rules of funding bodies and the University. He also provides proofreading of applications for Horizon 2020 projects and ERC and MSCA projects in particular.
As EU funding expert of UAntwerp Kristof also participates in the interuniversity consultations on EU research funding, and more specifically in the working groups of the Flemish Europe Platform (VEP) and the FWO consultation for Flemish European Liaison Officers (NCP-ELO-overleg).