Grants Officer, with a focus on individual grants (0,8 fte)

Grants Officer, with a focus on individual grants (0,8 fte)

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13 Jun 29 Jun Tilburg

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Grant Support at Tilburg University is looking for a grants officer, with a focus on individual research and education grants.

Job description

Grant Support at Tilburg University is looking for a grants officer, with a focus on individual research and education grants. As a grants officer, you support and advise researchers and lecturers at Tilburg University in the process of applying for funding for research or education projects. This support includes providing up-to-date information on grant calls, organizing (online) training sessions and providing detailed feedback on grant proposals. 

Can you keep track of multiple deadlines at the same time, do you enjoy reading about research from a wide range of disciplines, and would you take pleasure in motivating researchers and lecturers to bring their innovative idea to life? Then this could be the job for you.

Grant Support is the knowledge and expertise center on grants within Tilburg University, providing services for various funding schemes, both individual and collaborative grants from national and European funding agencies. The Grant Support team is composed of 10 colleagues. All colleagues have their own specific focus, be it individual or collaborative grants, specific funding schemes, specific schools or research communities. Your focus would be on individual grants, with opportunities to branch out in other directions that match your interest.

Grant Support is part of Tilburg University’s support network for research and education grants, together with the colleagues from other support units like Project Administration and Contract Management. As support network we work closely together with the Research Support Teams, the Vice-Deans for Research/Education and the Heads of Departments of our five Schools: Economics and Management, Law, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Humanities and Digital Sciences, and Theology. If you enjoy working in a team, you could be a good match to join our support network.  


  • Make relevant national and European funding schemes accessible, with a specific focus on individual research grants from NWO, ERC and MSCA and education grants from NRO.
  • Coordinate and specifically encourage scientists to acquire (individual) research and education grants.
  • Ensure a structured, adequate and timely supply of information to scientists in the field of (individual) research and education grants. Organize and provide information meetings and training on the various grant schemes.
  • Monitor eligibility of scientists for specific grants, actively identify opportunities for each researcher/lecturer. Work proactively with Research Support Teams, Vice-Deans and Heads of Departments to encourage researchers/lecturers to apply for and obtain grants.
  • Act as contact person for the main funding agencies and external companies that offer workshops/coaching with regards to research funding acquisition.
  • Read and provide detailed feedback on research proposals. Efficiently and effectively translate the funding conditions of the specific scheme into concrete tips & tricks for researchers/lecturers to improve their proposal. Check the proposals for formal criteria that apply to the funding scheme in question. 
  • Offer procedural support for grant applications, monitor applicable deadlines and assist with administrative details of application forms.
  • Attend externally organized workshops and information meetings to keep up to date with the various funding schemes. 


Tilburg University


  • Completed Master degree.  
  • Experience and/or demonstrable affinity with applying for or supporting (research/education) grants. 
  • Affinity with academic research and/or education innovation.
  • Excellent social and communication skills.
  • Excellent written and oral skills both in Dutch and English.
  • A proactive, stimulating attitude; you form a team with the scientists and the colleagues from Grant Support and the wider support network.
  • Stress-resistance; you are able to work under time pressure. 
  • Organizational skills; you work effectively and efficiently and aligned with your colleagues from Grant Support and the wider support network.
  • Analytical skills; proofreading and providing feedback on proposals and keep the overview over the application procedures. 

Conditions of employment

The position is 0.8 fte. We offer a year's employment with the prospect of a permanent contract of employment in case of excellent performance. The gross monthly salary depends on, among other things, age and relevant experience and amounts to a maximum of € 4.490 for a full-time employment contract (UFO position: Policy Officer, level 4 / scale 10). In addition, the university has excellent employment conditions, such as a good study facilities scheme and the possibility to determine your employment conditions partly individually by means of a so-called choice model. 


Tilburg University | University Services

Service society and making it better for its citizens. That is what drives us. Tilburg University's founder, Martinus Cobbenhagen, believed that anyone who wants to understand society must be actively and consciously involved in it. These ideas still form the basis of our university.

Under the motto Understanding society, our more than 2,800 employees develop and transfer knowledge and bring people from different disciplines and organizations together. In this way, we want to contribute to solving complex social issues. In doing so, we work from the fields of economics, business and entrepeneurship, social and behavioral sciences, law and administration, humanities and digital sciences, and theology.

We educate our 20,000 students of 132 nationalities to become Tilburg University Shaped Professionals: responsible and entrepeneurial thinkers, driven by solidarity, a sense of responsibility and empathy, who are able to influence and give direction to a rapidly changing society in an innovative way.

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3. Human Resources
4. Finance & Control
5. Library & IT Services
6. Facility Services
7. Executive Services


  • Policy and staff; Education
  • max. 32 hours per week
  • University graduate
  • 20386



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