Proposal Writing

grant proposal writing

Grant Proposal Writing Support

We have over thirty years’ professional experience covering a range of R&D, consultancy, commercial and EU grant funding roles, in the food, ingredients, bioeconomy, chemicals and research support sectors. 

Our EU research funding and grant proposal writing support  experience, e.g. Horizon 2020, Horizon Europe, spans across university and consultancy sectors in Ireland, UK and Spain, resulting in an in-depth knowledge of various research funding systems. I have written and supported on successful funding proposal submissions in biotech, agri-food, materials and health thematic areas.

Cillnua assists with the grant proposal writing process and in-depth grant proposal review across various iterations. Offering unique expertise and a personal service to help you write a winning EU proposal!

Service Offer - grant proposal review

EU research and innovation funding grant proposal writing guidance.

Detailed Part B draft grant proposal review, editing, proofreading –external perspective to complement consortium own writing efforts.

We have a good understanding and generalist knowledge of the targeted thematic areas, so are able to combine this technical knowledge with our writing aptitude and analytical capability, to put ourselves in the role of the evaluator, towards optimal editing and refinement of a final draft to a more competitive proposal.

Helping you go the extra mile in writing a winning EU proposal!


Independent Innovation Funding Consultant (2017 – present)

Cillnua Innovation Funding Services

Research Funding Manager (2016 – 2017)

Synthesis & Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC) Limerick, Ireland

innovation funding service

Research Programme Officer (2014 – 2015)

Trinity College Dublin (TCD) – Ageing research Dublin, Ireland:

Innovation Grants Consultant (2011 – 2012)

PNO Consultants (UK) – Bioeconomy

Proposal Writer (2009 – 2011)

CIBERDEM, Barcelona – Diabetes research

Business Development Manager (1996 – 2006)

CAMIDA (Ireland) – Food Ingredients

R&D Development Manager (1986 – 1995)

Glanbia plc (Ireland) – Milk proteins, membrane technology