Halbert Research is a niche training and consultancy company offering expert services on EU funding programmes. The company is based in Ireland, providing services to European and international clients. We have provided expert advice on EU funding since 1999, including for the EU Framework Programmes FP5, FP6, FP7 and H2020. We are now helping clients to participate in the latest EU funding programme for research and innovation, Horizon Europe (2021-2027). We work directly with individual researchers, research groups, organisations and consortia for applications to Horizon Europe. We also provide coaching services for research managers and administrators, in order to help organisations to build and extend their research support services.

Our services include specialised workshops and one-to-one coaching on how to plan, prepare and submit a proposal for EU funding. We also provide help in the early stages of research proposal planning and writing, to ensure that your proposal is aligned with the EC Call. Our evaluation services will increase the competitiveness of your proposal submission.

Through our long experience in all stages of research funding, we bring a reassuringly pragmatic approach to proposal writing and project management. Our track record as experienced EC evaluators brings unique insights to prospective applicants.

Halbert Research is a member of EARMA (European Association of Research Managers and Administrators).

For more information about Halbert Research and our services, please contact us.

DR. CATHERINE HALBERTFounder and Managing Director

Catherine Halbert (BSc, MSc, PhD) has 30 years’ experience in research management in academic and industry settings. For the past 20 years, she has worked as an Expert Evaluator, Panel Member, Reviewer, and Quality Controller for the European Commission, working across a broad range of thematic areas and funding programmes (FP5, FP6, FP7, H2020). Catherine was a member of the EC Advisory Group for H2020 Societal Challenge 2, and an EIP-AGRI Working Group member.

She has also served on national research evaluation panels in Ireland. Previously Catherine worked as a research scientist in plant science (Trinity College Dublin), and food science and technology (University College Cork). Catherine is a part time Lecturer at University College Cork and an Honorary Research Fellow at the School of Science and Computing at Waterford Institute of Technology. She was a lead partner in two EU-funded projects; STARTEC and TRADEIT.