About Us

Welcome to Hands4Grants

We specialize in consulting services for EU & national research project management and grant applications, providing expert advice and comprehensive support for all aspects of the process.

Who Are We

Hands4Grants B.V. provides consulting for EU & national grant applications, drawing from our experience since 2009. We offer research and project management, communication, reporting to European and national authorities, event organization, consortium building, guidance on grant strategy, and support for individual and partnership proposals.


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

What We Do

Meet the Team

Our dedicated experts at Hands4Grants bring a wealth of experience and diverse skills to the table. Learn more about the talented individuals driving our success.

Wendy Aartsen

Owner / Research manager

My passion: learning from the different perspectives in every team and ensuring each member can contribute to the team effort.

My motto: Getting Digital Assets from Public–Private Partnership Research Projects through “The Valley of Death,” and Making Them Sustainable.

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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.
Dicky van Hamersveld

Creative Project Facilitator

My passion: facilitating curious people who want to collaborate in making the world a better place.

My motto: behind every door is a unique story.
Michel Carpentier

Juridisch Project Ondersteuning

My passion: finding extraordinary solutions for ordinary problems, to support others in their passion and see them succeed.

My motto: creative deviations make any job more interesting and take results to a higher level.
Suzanne Spijkerman

VA Office Manager

My passion: supporting my colleagues and our projects in relieving their burdens wherever possible.

My motto: you can only waste time if you forget to enjoy it.



Lisette Immink

VA Digital Communication

My passion: collaborating with people from diverse backgrounds and industries. Having a small role in their success story is powerful motivation that keeps me going the extra mile.

My motto: the best ideas come from taking a leap of faith and seeing where it takes you.

Moniek Lijster

Research Manager & Facilitator

My passion: bridging the gap between people, and enabling each person to contribute to the collaboration with his/her unique perspective, talents and expertise.

My motto: the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

Would you like to start a project with us?

If you have a great idea you’re eager to turn into a solid plan, seek more information about our services and methods, or wish to discuss anything else, please don’t hesitate to contact us!