My logo represents how you, me and others all contribute with our own expertise to impactful MSCA strategy, competitive MSCA proposals and meaningful MSCA trainings and workshops.


Kwintessence provides a range of consultancy services focused on the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) scheme, part of Horizon Europe

You will get honest and straightforward advice. I will offer my MSCA experience and expertise and will combine it with yours, aiming for synergy. This synergy will lead to a realistic strategic use of the MSC Actions, to strong proposals and to impactful trainings. Flexibility and tailor-made support will be key aspects of our collaboration.

Advice for the strategic use of the MSC Actions

I can help you design and implement the MSCA strategy for your institution or research group. Going one step further than proofreading and editing, this approach will lead to more efficiency and better results in the long run.

Proposal writing, proofreading and editing

A tailor made service, ranging from 1-day to multiple-day support. The proofreading and editing service is available for proposals for all MSC Actions. For the COFUND Action, this service includes (co-/re-)writing the full proposal.


Kwintessence provides interactive in-house workshops and masterclasses for all Actions of the MSCA scheme, as well as on related topics such as researcher career development. Together with OxygenEUm, Kwintessence proposes a suite of E-learning courses and modules.

And more ...

I am happy to support you with other activities related to the MSCA programme, such as providing expert contributions to meetings and workshops, and support with Grant Agreement Preparations.

About me

My name is Alie Kwint, and I have founded Kwintessence in 2007. With over 20 years of experience with the Marie Skłodowska-Curie scheme, I have built a niche expertise in all aspects of the programme. Since 2017, I cooperate with OxygenEUm, a consultancy firm also specialized in the MSCA scheme.
Clients & Testimonials

My Clients

My clients include research organisations, universities, research funding organisations and companies located in Europe and beyond, as well as UNESCO.
Alie's feedback throughout the entire process was invaluable. From refining our COFUND programme's structures and procedures in early rough drafts to polishing the final text, her insightful and practical advice delivered in a timely and clear manner no doubt made a big difference in pushing up our evaluation score and contributed to a smooth proposal development process.
Liina Rae, Research Programme Officer, BiOrbic Bioeconomy SFI Research Centre, Ireland
Alie has been great in helping our candidates improve their MSCA-IF proposals. Her perspective into the proposal writing process, and the impact and implementation sections in particular, is far beyond anything we can manage.
Hugo de Boer, Acting Research Director Natural History Museum, University of Oslo, Norway
Well... it turned out that Alie's advice and help was a fundamental, game-changing step into achieving a successful proposal.
Joan J. Soto Àngel, future MSCA IF fellow at University of Bergen, Norway