Funding Officer (1.0 FTE)


Faculteit der Letteren


Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, University of Groningen, V24.0058

Job description

As Funding Officer, you advise staff of the Faculty of Arts in exploring various national and international grant opportunities and nominations. You support them in preparing grant applications and provide substantive feedback on applications. You organise and coordinate activities that help to further develop our (international) research talents in the field of research funding. You coordinate the processes surrounding grant applications and nominations for prizes and memberships. You are the sounding board for the Faculty Board in terms of strategic positioning for research funding.

You are part of the Research & Impact department. This is the heart of the Faculty in terms of research policy and support. The department was recently established, so there is plenty of room for creative ideas on how we want to organise our work as a team. You are happy to think along on this. You also work together with the EU-funding team, talent consultants, the other Funding Officers within the University of Groningen (UG), research directors and Human Resources.

Your tasks are:

- advising and guiding our (international) researchers at individual and group level
- identifying the career stage of researchers and the matching strategy needed to work towards successful applications
- collecting and accessing all relevant information in the field of personal grants and other grant opportunities (NWO/EU/KNAW etc.)
- identifying new grant opportunities in the field of the Humanities and possible connections with other scientific disciplines
- mapping networks within and outside the UG and actively contributing to maintaining and expanding these networks
- analysing data on grant applications and research, and identifying opportunities for improving the Faculty's research policy.

The University of Groningen has a rich academic tradition dating back to 1614. This tradition yielded the first female student and the first female lecturer in the Netherlands, the first Dutch astronaut and the first president of the European Central Bank. Our strong and vital roots are in the north of the Netherlands and we cherish this special connection with the region.

The Faculty of Arts educates the academic professional of the future. A professional with the knowledge and skills to analyse, interpret and solve societal problems in a rapidly changing world. In short: a professional who can make a difference. Over 6,000 students and 700 staff members work here at the frontiers of knowledge. The Faculty offers a wide range of degree programmes, with 16 Bachelor's programmes and over 19 Master's programmes. Our research, which is internationally widely acclaimed, covers the fields of Archaeology, Cultural Studies, History, International Relations, Media Studies, Language and Literary Studies.


You have:

- a Master’s degree or equivalent experience. A completed PhD is an advantage, but not a requirement
- affinity with humanities research
- relevant experience and knowledge in the field of personal career scholarships and grants, preferably within a university environment
- knowledge of the national and European grant and scholarship system. Preferably you have experience with complex grants such as projects with consortia
- a relevant network and the ability to expand this network
- affinity with research policy and the societal impact of research
- excellent written and verbal communication skills in both Dutch and English (English CEFR C1 level).


- advising
- analytical skills
- networking
- result oriented
- enterprising
- excellent communication skills
- cultural sensitivity.

Conditions of employment

Contract length: 12 maanden.

We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:

- a salary, depending on qualifications and work experience, between € 4,332 and € 5,929 (salary scale 11) gross per month
- a holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income and 8.3% end-of-the-year allowance
- a temporary appointment for a specified period of 1 year. Upon a good evaluation this will be a permanent contract. After six months, a results and development interview will take place to determine whether the appointment can be converted to permanent employment
- our university has good fringe benefits in terms of leave days and training opportunities.

Are you currently holding an academic position at the UG and would you like to be considered for this challenging role? We invite you to apply and to discuss what tailor-made arrangements can be made.

Starting date: as soon as possible

Job Application

You may apply for this position until 13 February 11:59pm / before 14 February 2024 Dutch local time (CET) by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website). The University of Groningen strives to be a university in which students and staff are respected and feel at home, regardless of differences in background, experiences, perspectives, and identities. We believe that working on our core values of inclusion and equality are a joint responsibility and we are constructively working on creating a socially safe environment. Diversity among students and staff members enriches academic debate and contributes to the quality of our teaching and research. We therefore invite applicants from underrepresented groups in particular to apply. For more information, see also our diversity policy webpage: Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP): and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers: We provide career services for partners of new faculty members moving to Groningen. Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.

Additional information

For additional information, please contact:

Jerem van Duijl, head of Research & Impact
+31 631983043

In your application, please always include the job opening ID V24.0058

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