Borbala Schenk is the Head of Department for International Affairs at the National Research Development and Innovation Office and the coordinator of the Hungarian Horizon Europe National Contact Point Network. As a research funding advisor specialising in European research funding framework programmes (H2020, Horizon Europe) she has been supporting researchers with a wide portfolio of tasks including grant advocacy, consortium building and proposal-writing. Lawyer by degree, dr. Schenk has 20+ years of experience in research and university environments, having held management, lecturing and editorial positions. Former member of the Board of the European Association of Research Managers and Administrators and served as Chair of the Policy and Representation Committee representing research managers in the European funding negotiations. Invited trainer and speaker at international conferences and workshops in research management, proposal writing and research impact.