Improve your application

Writing a winning proposal can be challenging, especially when applying to competitive programs. Catalyze offers funding application review services for innovators who want to ensure their application reaches its full potential. In addition, we offer resubmission services to help you improve your previous grant application and reapply with a better chance of winning.

Key features of this service

We can perform a wide range of activities including the following:

  • Writing advice to achieve convincing language that is directed at (non-)technical reviewing experts.
  • Improve specification of the scientific/technological content and advise on the business case.
  • Implementing key reviewing elements that fit the requirements of the specific call/program to achieve a higher scoring.
  • Processing of evaluation results from previous submissions.
  • Recommendations for the inclusion of additional information and/or explanatory figures.


Here's how it works.

Step 1


In our first meeting our consultants aim to understand your wishes and needs, and collect the necessary data and documents. Together we define the aims and timelines.



Step 2


Consultants will critically assess the application on all key elements, including content, writing language, figures, completeness, and call-specific requirements.

Step 3


We deliver the reviewed application or (re)submitted application documents to you, depending on our agreement. In addition to the review procedure, our consultants can also assist you with the practical (re)submission steps.

Case: Review service for ERC Starting Grant

Catalyze was really helpful with, in particular, the formalization and structuring of the proposal, and in my case, keeping me to deadlines. Having their input also helped with finding a good balance between general and specific information. This was important, because the proposal also needed to be accessible to those who are not experts in this specific field.”


– Dr. Kai Kretzschmar of the Mildred Scheel Early Career Centre for Cancer Research, University Hospital Würzburg


ERC starting grant

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