People at the Grant Office


Dr. Arjan Vink 
Head of Grant Office (partly delegated to the Hessian Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and the Arts)

  • External funding strategy
  • Horizon2020/Europe funding (including ERC)
  • COST, REACT-EU and EFRD (Hessen and Thüringen)
  • R&D Program and HFHF

Phone: +49-69-798-47896 (GSC) Monday and Friday
Phone: +49-6159-71-2848 (GSI) Thursday
At the Hessian Ministry on Tuesday and Wednesday
Email: a.vink(at)


Dr. Irene Reinhard
Deputy Head of Grant Office

  • Strategic research collaborations
  • National reearch funding
  • Funding from the Helmholtz Association
  • Reporting

Phone: +49-6159-71-2633 (GSI)
Email: i.reinhard(at) or eu-support(at)


Dr. Tugba Arici Onderwaater
EU-Liaison Officer

  • Horizont2020/Europa: European Research Council
  • Horizont2020/Europa: Marie-Skłodowska-Curie-Actions (Innovative Training Networks)
  • Horizon2020/Europa: Research Infrastructures

Telefon: +49-6159-71-1396 (GSI)
Email: or eu-support(at)


Söncke Beck
Liaison Officer for national funding

Phone: +49-6159-71-2633 (GSI)
Email: s.beck(at)


Dr. Gerhard Burau
Coordinator HGS-HIRe

Phone: +49-69-798-47852 (GSC)
Email: g.burau(at)


Dr. Sanja Damjanovic
EU-Liaison Officer

  • Horizon2020/Europe: Research Infrastructures
  • Horizon Europe: Widening (PolicyAnswers)

Phone: +49-6159-71-2624 (GSI)
Email: s.damjanovic(at) or eu-support(at)


Dr. Oxana Ivanova
EU-Liaison Officer

  • Horizon2020/Europe: Research Infrastructures
  • Horizon2020/Europa: EURATOM
  • Horizon2020/Europa: Marie-Skłodowska-Curie-Actionn

Phone: +49-6159-71-1396 (GSI)
Email: o.ivanova(at) or eu-support(at)


Svetlana Ktitareva (part-time)
Liaison Officer for national funding

  • Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
  • Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Kilmaschutz (BMWK)
  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
  • Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst
  • Newsletter

Phone: +49-6159-71-2040 (GSI) Monday till Wednesday
Email: s.ktitareva(at) and eu-support(at)


Dr. Lisa Zeune (part-time)
Currently on parental leave
EU-Liaison Officer

  • Horizon2020/Europe: European Research Council
  • Horizont2020/Europe: Marie-Skłodowska-Curie-Actions (Innovative Training Networks)
  • COST und EFRD-Hessen
  • Newsletter

Phone: +49-6159-71-2624 (GSI)
Email: eu-support(at)