Grant Advisor within the Grant Office (1.0 FTE)

Grant Advisor within the Grant Office (1.0 FTE)

Published Deadline Location
10 Jul 11 Aug Utrecht

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Utrecht University's Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences is looking for a Grant Advisor within the Grant Office (1.0 FTE). Are you interested? Then please read the full profile and apply.

Job description

The Grant Office team within the Research Support Office of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences has a vacancy for a Grant Advisor, who will provide coordination and guidance for grant applications and grant-funded projects.


As Grant Advisor, you will provide guidance to researchers for a diverse palette of research projects, in both the proposal application and grant management phases. You will support proposals for both European and Dutch national funding programmes, representing various research areas within the Faculty (Education and Pedagogical Sciences, Psychology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences). You will provide researchers with information about funding opportunities and programme terms and conditions, thing along with researchers, provide enthusiastic support, and play an active role in the organisation and creation of grant proposals. You will collaborate with researchers and other Research Support colleagues at both the Faculty and the University levels.


In particular, you will provide non-scientific support in the development of research proposals (including impact and management structure) for both individual and consortium-based research programmes. In funding rounds with multiple applicants (including the NWO Innovational Research Incentives Scheme) you will coordinate relevant support, communication and internal procedures and you will provide programme-related trainings, frequently in collaboration with other members of the University-wide Research Support Office network. In collaboration with the European Grant Advisor, you will provide support to the coordination of larger-scale funding rounds (including ERC and Societal Challenges).


In this role you will collaborate with other Departments in a support capacity (Department Manager, Finance, Human Resources) and you will actively maintain the grant tracking system. When projects are awarded, you will support principal investigators with grants management (grant agreement process, establishing collaborations, reporting). In all phases of research development, you will direct researchers to the appropriate internal expertise (ethics, privacy, impact/transfer, legal, data management, and finance) at both the Faculty and University levels. You will maintain national and international grants contacts and networks, and in doing so you will help to increase the visibility of Utrecht University, and in particular that of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.


Utrecht University


We are looking for a colleague who is/has:
  • experience with and/or an affinity for academic research;
  • minimum of 2 years of experience in the advising and development of grant-funded projects, or similar experience in organizing, coordinating and/or managing grant-funded research;
  • familiarity with NWO and EU/Horizon 2020 funding programme terms and conditions;
  • a strong affinity for university research and education;
  • a creative thinker who is proactive and goal-oriented;
  • the ability to work independently;
  • an entrepreneurial and service-oriented colleague with an understanding of a large-scale university working environment;
  • excellent spoken and written command of the English language, similar command of Dutch is preferred;
  • a motivated networker with demonstrable experience with grant submissions and project development;
  • a team player, with the ability to connect and build community.

Conditions of employment

We offer a full-time position for one year. Upon a positive performance, the appointment will be followed by a permanent position. Your salary will range from a minimum of €2,709 to a maximum of €4,274 per month based on a full-time appointment (i.e. salary scale 10 according to the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities). In addition, we offer attractive and flexible secondary terms of employment such as an annual holiday pay of 8%, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% per year and partially paid parental leave. We also provide an attractive working environment and a vibrant research climate. For more information visit: Working at Utrecht University.


A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.

The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences is one of the leading faculties in Europe providing research and academic teaching in Cultural Anthropology, Educational Sciences, Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Pedagogical Sciences, Psychology and Sociology. Research and teaching activities are concentrated in five areas: Behaviour in Social Contexts; Child and Adolescent Studies; Cognitive and Clinical Psychology; Education and Learning; and Methodology and Statistics.

More than 5,600 students are enrolled in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programmes. The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences has some 850 faculty and staff members, all providing their individual contribution to the training and education of young talent and to the research into and finding solutions for scientific and societal issues.


  • Research, development, innovation; Policy and staff
  • Behaviour and society
  • 38—40 hours per week
  • €2709—€4274 per month
  • University graduate
  • 1052921



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