Hands4Grants B.V. offers consulting services in the field of EU & national grant applications, based on our experience from 2009 until to today, we are happy to advice on grant strategy and support with the submission of individual and (inter)national partnership proposals, project management, project communication, reporting to European and national authorities, congress and meeting organization as well as project consortium building.


Hands4Grants is based on a network of service providers harboring skills for writing grant proposals, project management & planning, project communication, writing business plans, business development, and team training for proposal writing, communication, and collaboration.


  • Certified for Prince2Agile project management

  • Situational Leadership

  • BioBusiness Masterclass

  • Certified for Prince2 project management  and Prince2 Agile

  • PhD Molecular Pharmacology

  • Scientist experienced in Neurobiology, Genetics and Pharmacology

Wendy Aartsen, PhD

Owner / Research manager

My passion: making public-private partnerships more efficient in delivering results with high societal impact.
My motto: making your project a success involves more than delivering the Description of Work. 

Myrra Carstens, PhD, PharmD

Project manager

My passion: connecting people from different backgrounds to facilitate mutual understanding, respect and inspiration.
My motto: collaboration means finding synergy in each other's differences.


  • Transactional analysis and group dynamics

  • Effective brainstorming,

  • Research Proposal Writing,

  • Consortium Building,

  • Project Management,

  • Reporting to European Commission/IMI-JU, 

  • Facilitation of face-to-face consortium/team meetings to foster collaboration, creativity and decision making,

  • Dissemination of (research) project results,

  • Project sustainability and business model development.


The Hands4Grants team has been strengthened with Myrra Carstens since 2022. Myrra is a very experienced project manager and had her training at the pharmaceutical company, Astellas.