Julie De Groot is part-time Research Funding Expert, EU and International and part-time Project Manager of EU (Horizon 2020) consortium projects.
As Research Funding Expert, EU and International Julie is responsible for informing researchers and research support staff of the University about European Union funding opportunities for research and innovation (Horizon 2020, Horizon Europe and beyond) and other international funding opportunities and for helping researchers with their European and other international applications. This task includes answering any questions of researchers and/or support staff about the various EU and international programs and about how to apply , giving advice on (identifying) funding opportunities, providing help with filling out administrative forms, checking budgets for project applications, providing help with using online submission systems and giving advice on the rules of international funding bodies and the University.
Julie is coordinator and first point of contact for the Joint Research Center, the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST), the Co-funded European Partnerships (FWO & Belspo), the Justice Program and the EU Rights, Equality and Citizenship Program, BAEF – Fulbright programs, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and UK funding. As an expert within the EU-team of the Grants Office she supports the coordinator of the Marie Curie Sklodowska Curie program and the coordinator of the Clusters, in particular for Cluster 2 on Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society and Cluster 3 on Civil Security for Society.
As Project Manager Julie supports the UAntwerp coordinators of consortium projects in the day-to-day organisation of the project. She is the first point of contact for consortium members and for the European Commission. Her job implies internal and external communication, operational and administrative follow-up, crisis management, risk analysis and reporting.
As a historian, Julie De Groot is still affiliated with the Department of History and the Center for Urban History. She publishes on domestic and material culture, urban history and singles in the city. She is now working on the publication of her PhD-thesis: At home in Renaissance Bruges : material and domestic culture in a city in decline, 1438-1600.