01 WELCOME!

GRANT & ACADEMIC WRITING & PROOFREADING
FUNDING CONSULTANCY

I'm Nick Walters, Principal Specialist in Grant Writing at Natural Resources Institute Finland.

My work involves writing funding applications, and advising and coaching researchers on grant writing, at a government research institute focusing on forestry, agriculture, food systems, fisheries, predators, game and the bioeconomy.

I previously worked as a researcher at Tampere University in the fields of biomedical biomaterials, stem cell biology, regenerative medicine and tissue engineering.

 

I provide the following freelance services:

 • Grant writing, advising & coaching, except where there is conflict of interest with my employer

 • Academic reviewing, editing & advising on biological, biomedical, biochemical & biomaterials manuscripts

 • Proofreading of any English language text, except on highly specialised topics outside my expertise

I have experience in the following funding schemes:

 • EU Horizon 2020:

    ○ SCs 1, 2 & 5 (Societal Challenges 1, 2 & 5)

    ○ BBI JU (Bio-based Industry Joint Undertakings)

    ○ MSCA-IF/ITN (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship/Innovative Training Networks)

    ○ ERC (European Research Council)

 • COST Actions (European Cooperation in Science & Technology)

 • Academy of Finland:

    ○ Funding for research post as Postdoctoral Researcher, Academy Research Fellow or Academy Professor

    ○ Academy Project & Academy Programme funding

    ○ Strategic Research Council
    ○ Centre of Excellence

 • Wellcome Trust funding

 • Various Finnish foundations

Contact me for a quote!

 

02 EXPERIENCE

BIOLOGY, BIOMEDICINE, BIOCHEMISTRY & BIOMATERIALS
SUSTAINABLE BIOECONOMY & DEVELOPMENT

2020

2019

PRINCIPAL SPECIALIST,

GRANT WRITER

Natural Resources Institute Finland | Finland

08/2018–12/2020

2017

2018

INTEGRATION TRAINING

Onnenkieli Oy & TAKK | Finland

Finnish language education up to level B1

10/2017–07/2018

OUTREACH OFFICER &

HOST OF 2019 CONFERENCE

Scandinavian Society for Biomaterials Board

06/2016–06/2019

2016

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER

University of Tampere | Finland

Adult Stem Cell Group

PI: Assoc. Prof. Susanna Miettinen

07/2015–08/2017

CO-FOUNDER & CO-CHAIR

TERMIS-EU Business Plan Competition

TERMIS Pre-Accelerator Programme

11/2015–06/2018

2015

2014

2013

2012

PROJECT RESEARCHER

Tampere University of Technology | Finland

Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering Group

PI: Prof. Minna Kellomäki

10/2014–06/2015

PhD

BIOMATERIALS

University College London | UK

Dental Biomaterials Group

PI: Prof. Anne Young

09/2011–04/2016

POSTGRADUATE STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE

UCL Eastman Dental Institute

Athena SWAN Gender Equality Committee

2012–2014

2011

2010

MSc

CELL & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

Uppsala University | Sweden

08/2009–08/2011

2009

2008

BIOMATERIALS TECHNICIAN & LABORATORY ADMINSTRATOR

Imperial College London | UK

Biomedical Materials & Regenerative Medicine Group

PI: Prof. Molly Stevens

11/2007–07/2009

2007

2006

Citation Metrics

Peer-reviewed journal publications: 5

Peer-reviewed conference proceedings: 19

Total journal citations: 168

h-index: 5 | i10-index: 4

2005

2004

BSc

BIOCHEMISTRY

The University of Reading | UK

Uppsala University | Sweden

09/2003–07/2006

For a complete CV, including publications:

2003

 

03 contact

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