After more than 15 years of success in international EU grant writing and change management, we decided to put our focus and full commitment into those projects that will make a difference with regard to a world that is at the same time smart, digital and sustainable. So, IFE was founded in 2020 with the purpose of developing grant applications to European funding bodies such as Horizon Europe, Digital Europe, LIFE or CEF.

We work with world-leading companies, cities, research institutions and NGOs to identify grant funding opportunities in the Climate Neutral, Smart City and Digital thematic areas, create consortiums focused on delivering impactful projects, write grant applications to secure €2.5 – €40m+ projects and manage the project kick-off process. We came together as a team to unlock funding for impactful projects.
We believe in innovation, flexibility and responsibility. Join our team and share our vision! 

We are keen to work with a

Freelance Grant Writer (m/f/d)

 at the next possible date.  

Your role

We are keen to work with freelance EU Grant Writers (m/f/d) capable of:

  • Leading the process of developing a high-quality grant applications 
  • Co-ordinating consortium partners from all over Europe
  • Developing project budgets, work packages and explanatory diagrams
  • Writing winning grant applications
  • Working as part of a collaborative team that supports each other

Your qualifications

  • Broad interest in EU-funded projects relating to the EU Green Deal, EU Digital Strategy, Smart Cities, or similar
  • Interest in innovative technologies and business models as well as in working with clients (m/f/d) from all over Europe and globally
  • Proven experience of writing winning EU grant funding applications (Horizon Europe, H2020, FP7, etc)
  • Experience of managing a multi-partner cross-country project
  • Excellent communication and writing skills, good organisational and coordination skills as well as the ability to work independently in a multi-location and multi-task environment
  • Excellent level of written and oral English required – IFE’s working language is English. Other languages are an asset
  • Good knowledge of computer applications/packages (MS Suite including Word, Excel, Power-Point) and MS communication tools (Outlook, Teams, OneNote are key operating systems for communication)

Our offer

  • Project fee for EU Grant Writing projects (open to discussion)
  • Flexible home / remote working policy
  • Full support from our internal team throughout the EU Grant Writing project, including
    • Consortium Building
    • Work Package Definitions
    • Budget Building
    • Consortium Management
    • Review / editing supportal)


If you are interested in expressing your interest in freelancing for us, please get in touch and we can set up a call to get to know each other.

We are looking forward to your application! If you have any questions about this job position or our recruitment process please do not hesitate to contact us at

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