Donald McD

Research Funding / Proposal Writer
  • Member Since, October 8, 2017
  • Experience 11 - 15 Years
  • Languages English, Spanish
  • Education Levels Master’s Degree
  • Professional Bodies The Irish Forum on Natural Capital (IFNC)
  • Willing to Sign a Non Disclosure Yes

Independent EU R&I funding support, proposal writer, report writing

Proposal writing activity targeted to SMEs, companies, HEIsand community organisations for national and EU programmes. Experienced in variousdomains ranging over bioeconomy, agri-food, health, biotechnology and lifesciences.

In-depth knowledge of Irish and EU research funding systems.

I have worked in a variety of EU grant funding support rolesover the past ten years extending across university research and consultancysectors in Ireland, UK and Spain. I have written successful FP7/Horizon 2020proposal submissions in biotech, health, nanotechnology and  agrifoodareas.  

An earlier career extending over 20 years within the Irishfood industry, in technical R&D and commercial business development roles,primarily within the Ingredients area.

Writing support servicing other areas include: reportpreparation, case studies, white papers,  business plans, market studies,etc.

 

Specialisms

Consulting Services, Proposal Writer, Research Grant Applications

Education

  • B.Sc. Microbiology
    1979 - 1983 NUI Galway

  • M.Sc. Biotechnology
    1983 - 1985 NUI Galway

Work Experience

  • 14-10-2012 - 06-10-2017
    EU Expert Evaluator

     H2020-KBBE-2012, H2020-BBI JU-2017

  • 04-04-2017 - 30-06-2017
    Proposal Writer

    Two grant awards:

    Accelerating l Innovation in Rail, round 4:

    Emerging and Enabling technologies, round 2

  • 08-12-2019
    Proposal support, multiple reviews, editing

    H2020-MSCA-IF-2015: TSPO METALLODRUGS – €175k award

  • 08-12-2019
    Proposal support, multiple reviews, editing

    4 awards for TCD in 2015 totalling €1M

  • 08-12-2019
    Proposal Writer

    FP7-KBBE-212 (CSA): BIO-TIC - €2M award

  • 08-12-2019
    Proposal Writer

    FP7-Health-2012 (CSA): CARDIOSCAPE - €0.5M award

Professional Skills

Strong analytical, communication, report writing and business development skills
100%
In depth knowledge of Irish, UK and EU research funding systems
100%
Market investigation studies
100%
Experienced in various domains, centred on biotechnology, bioeconomy, agri-food, renewables and life sciences
100%

Professional Bodies

The Irish Forum on Natural Capital (IFNC)

Willing to Sign a Non Disclosure

yes

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