Maastricht University UM, The Netherlands

Senior Grant Advisor Position for the Research Support Office of the School of Business and Economics – UM, Netherlands, Mar 2022

The Netherlands

Maastricht University (UM) invites applications for a position as Senior grant advisor, you will support the academic staff of the School of Business and Economics (SBE) in acquiring grants and other (financial) resources to carry out research and education, the Netherlands – Mar 2022

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General Info

Position: Senior Grant Advisor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 1 Year
Salary: 2.846 EURO/Month

School of Business and Economics

Maastricht University (UM), the Netherlands


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Qualification Details

  • You have obtained a MSc diploma (or similar) in a study relevant to the position, and have an academic working and thinking level.
  • You have demonstrable and successful experience with subsidy acquisition (Senior Grant Advisor: 3+ years). Experience with the NWO Talent Program, the ERC Program and MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships is an advantage.
  • You have experience in advising researchers in developing, drafting and submitting grant applications.
  • You have affinity with the academic world or a research sector and you have relevant work experience in a complex administrative organization.
  • You have excellent oral and written skills, both in Dutch and in English.


  • We are looking for a candidate with an entrepreneurial attitude, strongly process and result-oriented, socially skilled, who can perform under pressure, who works organized, is creative and eager to learn and has a proactive and independent work attitude.

Responsibilities/Job Description

You will be part of a group of enthusiastic colleagues that form the Research Support Office of SBE.

In addition to supporting the academic staff in acquiring grants and other (financial) resources, the Research Support Office supports and advises the two Graduate Schools (GSBE and GSX) of SBE, which are responsible for the SBE research policy and its implementation. As a Graduate School, GSBE is also responsible for the training and supervision of PhD students, for education in the context of the research masters and for the quality control of, among other things, the PhD and research master's program.

What will you do?

  • Identify available relevant funding opportunities in the Netherlands and Europe.
  • Carry out, proactively or upon request, funding scans on SBE-relevant topics.
  • Inform researchers about grant opportunities and translate these into concrete opportunities for projects.
  • Support and advise researchers in making grant applications (administrative, process-wise and reviewing).
  • Review contents and administrative aspects of funding proposals, in the light of relevant subsidy criteria and policy documents.
  • Provide information and training to researchers, within SBE or UM-wide, for the purpose of raising awareness of funding and tender opportunities, lowering the 'threshold' and increasing the chances of success of proposals.
  • Proactively scan relevant tenders and support scientific staff in submitting a tender.
  • Co-develop large-scale program and/or project grants.
  • Think along with and inspire academic staff.
  • Contribute to the SBE policy in the field of funding acquisition.
  • Maintain contacts with and consult funding providers. Maintain (inter)national networks, directly or indirectly related to funding acquisition.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Send Email
Ref. No.: AT2022.99

Application Procedure

You can send your resume and motivation letter before 18-03-2022 to [email protected]. This vacancy will be posted simultaneously internally and externally, with internal candidates having priority.

Don't forget to mention AcademicTransfer and the job number: AT2022.99 in your letter.

Maastricht University is committed to promoting and nurturing a diverse and inclusive community. We believe that diversity in our staff and student population contributes to the quality of research and education at UM, and strive to enable this through inclusive policies and innovative projects led by teams of staff and students. We encourage you to apply for this position.

About the Department

The School of Business and Economics

The School of Business and Economics (SBE) is one of the youngest faculties of business and economics in the Netherlands. It has a distinctive international profile and is Triple Crown accredited. It provides high-quality education and conducts excellent research with an international perspective. SBE strongly believes in creating close collaborations with its academic partners and societal stakeholders, its students and alumni, and with businesses and organizations in the Limburg Euregion, the Netherlands, Europe and the rest of the world.

Information on the School of Business and Economics is available on our website:

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Working conditions

We offer a dynamic and challenging job in an internationally oriented organization where students receive inspiring education and scholars conduct excellent research.

We offer a 1.0 FTE (38 hours) appointment for the period of one year, with the possibility of a permanent contract afterwards based on a mutual match and good performance.

The position is classified in UFO-profile “Employee Knowledge Valorization” level 4 or in level 3. Classification takes place depending on relevant education, training and experience.

Your salary will depend on your experience and your skills and range between Scale 10 or 11 of CAO-NU (2.846,- and € 5.230,-gross per month).

Each year the standard salary is supplemented with a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.

Other secondary conditions include a pension scheme (ABP), extensive leave entitlements, commuting allowance, parental and partner leave, UM selection model, sports facilities and more.

The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO), supplement with local UM provisions. For more information on terms of employment, please visit our website > About UM > Working at UM

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Contact details

Any inquiries about the position may be addressed to dr. Christoph Meng, head of the Research Support Office, [email protected]

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