Grant Development Manager (0,8-1,0 fte)

Grant Development Manager (0,8-1,0 fte)

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18 Apr 30 Apr Leiden

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Job description

Faculty Governance and Global Affairs, Institute of Security and Global Affairs,

For the Research Support Team, we are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated

Grant Development Manager (0,8-1,0 fte)
The Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) of Leiden University is inviting applications for the position of Grant Development Managerto work as part of the Institute’s Research Support Team (RST). The successful candidate will work closely with the other members of the RST, institute management, and with relevant financial and administrative contacts at the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs (FGGA) as well as LURIS, to advance, support and guide the Institute’s acquisition and implementation of research grants.

Tasks include
  • Overseeing and supporting grant acquisition by providing pre-award assistance to ISGA research staff, including through the development of proposals, contracts, and programmes
  • Exploring, identifying, and monitoring research and education funding opportunities relevant to ISGA Research Groups
  • Developing pro-active support structures, and matching expertise with existing opportunities
  • Supporting international consortium-building for large grant proposals;
  • Providing technical assistance in developing proposals, interpreting guidelines and advising researchers on drafting competitive proposals;
  • Reviewing, assessing, and offering constructive feedback on proposals to ensure compliance with the funding guidelines
  • Implementing projects with the RST and supporting scientific staff in managing and reaching core grant milestones;
  • Drafting project interim and progress reports;
  • Managing grant budgets and processes;
  • Contributing to the development of the RST knowledge base by constantly updating relevant sections
  • Organising thematic workshops and writing sessions to improve the quality of submitted grant proposals
  • Constantly updating job knowledge by participating in grant development networks, events and seminars

Selection criteria
  • Minimum of graduate degree in disciplines related to the work of ISGA;
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in funding development, grant support and advising on externally funded projects;
  • Proven working experience with, and successful acquisition in any of the following external funding frameworks: Horizon Europe (Pillar I – ERC, MSCA; Pillar II;) Erasmus+ (Key Actions 2,3; Jean Monnet), NWO (VENI, VIDI, VICI) demonstrated by named projects and the individual role in each project
  • Strong analytical skills, organized, able to keep track of multiple projects at the same time;
  • Project management experience, particularly with large scale projects
  • Ability to advise on research- and education-related grants;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Word, Excel and SharePoint
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, proactive attitude;
  • Ability to multitask and work independently and collaboratively, as part of the team;
  • Able to set and meet multiple deadlines;
  • An excellent command of English in written and spoken word, and an outstanding attention to details.

Our organisation
Leiden University is one of Europe's foremost research universities. It is the oldest university in the Netherlands, founded in February 1575, and currently ranks in the top 100 of most international rankings. The University has approximately 34,000 students and 7,500 staff members.

The Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs, located in The Hague – the International City of Peace and Justice – offers a range of other programs focused on international relations, security, international law and international organization. It also hosts the Leiden University College (LUC), an international honors college of Leiden University situated The Hague. Firmly rooted in the academic tradition, the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs provides an inspiring and challenging education and research environment, with a strong interdisciplinary character and international orientation; it is a meeting place for students, scholars and professionals, a platform for innovation and entrepreneurship.

Institute of Security and Global Affairs
The Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) is a leading research and education institute, focusing on the most pressing local, national, European and global security issues from an interdisciplinary perspective. It currently hosts more than 120 academic and support staff members and offers the BA in Security Studies, the MSc in Crisis and Security Management, the Advanced MSc in International Relations and Diplomacy, the executive MSc in Cyber Security as well as a variety of innovative teaching offerings in the professional and MOOC fields. In addition, ISGA runs popular Minor Programmes in Global Affairs, Security, Safety and Justice and Intelligence Studies as well as the Faculty’s Honour Programme in Security and Global Affairs.

ISGA operates from The Hague, the third major city of the Netherlands, center of national governance and International City of Peace and Justice and advances both theory-informed and policy-oriented research. For further information, visit

Terms and conditions
The successful candidate will be part of an ambitious and dynamically growing Institute. The candidate will initially be appointed for one year, but with the possibility and intention to turn the position into a permanent one, based on funding and performance.

Salary range from € 3.226,-- to € 5.090,-- gross per month (pay scale 10, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities).

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. More at

Diversity and inclusion are core values of Leiden University. Leiden University is committed to becoming an inclusive community which enables all students and staff to feel valued and respected and to develop their full potential. Diversity in experiences and perspectives enriches our teaching and strengthens our research. High quality teaching and research is inclusive.

Enquiries about the position can be made via email to Marc Bosma – institute manager – via email at

Please submit online your application no later 30 April 2024 via the blue button in our application system. Envisaged starting date is 1 June 2024.

Please ensure that you upload the following additional documents:
  • Motivation letter;
  • Curriculum vitae.

Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.


Leiden University


  • Support staff (clerical, administrative, facility)
  • €3226—€5090 per month
  • University graduate
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