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Grant Development Officer

Vacancy number
Job type
Non-academic staff
Hours (in fte)
External/ internal
Internal , External
Placed on
14 February 2023
Closing date
21 March 2023 Vacancy closed

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 Officer (0,8-1,0 fte)
Vacancy number: 23-098 13417

The Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) of Leiden University is inviting applications for the position of Grant Development Officer to work as part of the Institute’s Research Support Team (RST). The successful candidate will work closely with the Senior Grant Manager, 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


  • 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

The Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs

Science for and about society is the domain of the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs (FGGA). FGGA provides high-quality interdisciplinary education and research on social and governance issues such as terrorism, organisation of public administration, climate change and economic crises.

Contemporary issues are approached from an administrative, political, economic, legal and sociological perspective. This interdisciplinary approach gives the faculty's education and research a cross-border character.

The Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs (FGGA) is one of the seven faculties of Leiden University and is based in The Hague.

The FGGA is a young, enterprising and innovative organisation that is growing rapidly. The faculty has three scientific institutes, two centres, 3500 students and 330 staff members.

For more information about the faculty click here.

Institute of Security and Global Affairs

The Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) is a scientific institute that focuses on multidisciplinary research and education within the international scientific field of security studies. ISGA analyses and studies issues in a coherent way from their local transnational and global impact.

Researchers at our institute are engaged in interdisciplinary research and teaching within the international scientific field of security studies. The approach to issues of security is glocal, that is to say that the local, national, transnational and global impact are studied and analysed in conjunction with each other.

ISGA operates from The Hague, the third major city of the Netherlands, center of national governance and International City of Peace, Justice and Security For further information, visit https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/governance-and-global-affairs/institute-of-security-and-global-affairs

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 € 2.960,00 to €4.670,00 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 https://www.staff.universiteitleiden.nl/human-resources/new-staff


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 Silviu Piros, Head of the RST at s.piros@fgga.leidenuniv.nl


Please submit online your application no later 21 March 2023 via the blue button in our application system. Envisaged starting date is 1 May 2023.

Please ensure that you upload the following additional documents:

  • Motivation letter;
  • Curriculum vitae.

Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.

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