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Funding advisor

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Omvang (fte)
Intern , Extern
Geplaatst op
6 juli 2021
3 augustus 2021

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The Meijers Research Institute of the Leiden Law School is looking for a

Funding advisor

Function description
As a Funding advisor, you will assist our scientific researchers in their bid for funding and share the best methods on proposal development. Furthermore, you will be in close collaboration with colleagues of the Meijers Institute and other relevant university departments (such as Luris (the Knowledge Exchange Office), the Grant Development Office and the financial department) to help to realize the funding strategy and ambitions. In addition, you will gather information on the formation of strategic alliances and collaborations.

Key responsibilities

  • Monitoring funding opportunities of all relevant funding agencies, in close collaboration with the Grant Development Office;
  • Identifying calls that fit with research areas within the Law School, and actively matching scientists to open calls;
  • Coordinating the grant applications, advising and coaching scientists, thereby also making the best use of already existing information, training and know-how within the university;
  • When a grant is awarded, you will collaborate with the (financial) supporting staff at Leiden Law School to start the projects;
  • Updating the management team about funding opportunities and advising on strategical matters regarding research grants;
  • Linking (questions of) Faculty researchers to other support staff within the Leiden University Research Support Network;
  • Actively share and disseminate knowledge with other funding advisors within this network.

Selection criteria

  • University degree; prior research experience is a pre;
  • Experience in grant application and advising in externally funded projects (as researcher or as grant advisor);
  • Background in, or affinity with the legal discipline, criminology and/or economics;
  • Strong analytical skills, organized, able to keep track of multiple projects at the same time;
  • Excellent advising and interpersonal skills;
  • You enjoy working in an independent and pro-active manner in a dynamic environment;
  • You are flexible and stress-resistant, needed to make the call deadline;
  • Excellent oral and writing skills in both Dutch and English.

Our organisation
With over 5,000 students and 450 members of staff, Leiden Law School is one of the largest faculties in the Netherlands. Yet, in all its diversity, it is still known for its ability to provide education on a small scale. The Faculty focuses on multi-faceted high-level teaching and research, both nationally and internationally. It does so by working with talented people and stimulating and supporting them in their professional and personal ambitions. The Faculty is housed in the beautifully restored Kamerlingh Onnes Building on the Steenschuur in Leiden. Working for the Leiden Law School means working in an inspiring scientific environment. For more information about the Faculty of Law, see the website.

Terms and conditions
We offer a
 one year term position, with the possibility of renewal based on need, funding and performance. Salary range from € 2,790.- to  5,127.- gross per month on a full-time basis (pay scale 10 or 11 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. For international spouses we have set up a dual career programme. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. For more information, see the website.

Leiden University’s policy is aimed at promoting employment mobility within the University. In this context, if you have a permanent contract, you will be appointed for a period of four years. Naturally this means that Leiden University shares with you the responsibility for finding a suitable continuation of your career after this period, either in the same position or in a position elsewhere.

Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.


If you have any questions about the procedure or the function, please contact Sven Bontje.

Please submit online your application no later than 3 Augustus 2021 via the blue button in our application system. Applicants should submit online a letter of interest accompanied by a Curruculum Vitae (in English of in Dutch).

Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.

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