Grant advisor (0.8-1.0 fte) for the Research Support Office of the School of Business and Economics

Grant advisor (0.8-1.0 fte) for the Research Support Office of the School of Business and Economics

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22 May 4 Jun Maastricht

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Do you like to see good ideas turned into feasible projects? Do you want to support in finding and applying for research grants? Then this position will be of interest to you!

Job description

Research at the School of Business and Economics (SBE) is challenge-driven, nationally and internationally oriented and prioritises societal impact. Research activities range from economics to business, sustainability, governance and policy. Projects are developed and realized on topics such as sustainable financing, insight into the influence of behaviour, innovations in logistics, the role of AI in education, circular business models, etc.


As a grant advisor, you will play an important role in supporting the academic staff in realising their ambitions in the field of research. You will proactively and reactively provide researchers with grant information and support, and advise them when applying for grants. You will work closely with your enthusiastic colleagues from the Funding Office, and would be part of the 14-person Research Support Office (RSO). Depending on your ambitions, there are multiple opportunities for professional growth and development.


What you will do:

  • Identify (inter)national grant opportunities, proactively and/or at a researcher’s request.
  • Discuss grant opportunities with researchers and advise on the match of an idea with a grant opportunity and corresponding preconditions.
  • Support researchers throughout the entire application process: from administration to content.
  • Monitor and follow-up on internal procedures.
  • Collect and disseminate grant information relevant to SBE.
  • Put together the monthly Funding Newsletter.
  • Provide training and information sessions, within SBE and/or university-wide.
  • Liaise with grant providers.


Maastricht University (UM)


  • Ability to think critically and independently, preferably with a Master's degree.
  • Affinity with the academic sector and preferably several years of relevant work experience in complex organisations.
  • Strong communication skills in Dutch and English.
  • Knowledge of the Dutch and European grant landscape is an advantage.
  • You are entrepreneurial, organised, proactive and result-oriented. You can work under pressure and have an independent working attitude.      

Conditions of employment

We offer a contract of 1 year, followed by a permanent contract based on a mutual match and good performance.

  • The position is classified in UFO profile 'Knowledge Valorisation Employee' level 4 or 3. Depending on education and working experience, the salary will be based in salary scale 10 respectively salary scale 11 (€ 2960 - € 5430 gross per month based on full-time employment).
  • In addition to the salary, we offer an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus and the possibility of expanding this slightly and additional holidays;
  • The UM offers a good package of secondary labor conditions; 232 vacation hours per year for full-time employment,  ABP pension; parental leave;

The terms of employment at Maastricht University are largely set out in the Collective Bargaining Agreement of Dutch Universities. In addition, local provisions specific to UM apply. For more information, consult the website > About UM > Working at UM.



University of Maastricht

Maastricht University (UM) is known for its unique innovative and problem-based education system (PBL), which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is multidisciplinary and thematic in nature, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. UM currently has almost 22,000 students and approximately 5,000 employees. Due to its strong international character, a large proportion of both students and staff come from abroad. UM has six faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience. For more information see:


School of Business and Economics (SBE)

SBE is one of the youngest economic faculties in the Netherlands with a distinctive profile and a Triple Crown accreditation. SBE provides high-quality education and conducts excellent research from an international perspective. The faculty believes in creating close cooperation with academic partners and social stakeholders, its students and alumni, with the business community and with organizations in the Limburg Euregion, the Netherlands, Europe and the rest of the world. More information is available at


  • Support staff (clerical, administrative, facility)
  • Economics
  • 31.9—38 hours per week
  • €2959—€5430 per month
  • Higher professional education +
  • AT2023.238


Maastricht University (UM)

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