Grants Specialist

At imec (Job)

As a Grants Specialist, you will contribute to the growth of national and European funded partnerships in line with the imec (business line) strategy. You implement and define best practices for an efficient and qualitative submission process, coordinate the execution of multidisciplinary funded projects, and ensure overall customer satisfaction.


What you will do
  • Responsible for the successful initiation and creation of funded project proposals.

  • Initiate ideas for public funded project proposals together with Program Managers and Business Development Managers.

  • Seek new opportunities and develop and build public-private project consortia to positively impact growth.

  • Discuss boundary conditions with regards to legal, IP, and financial aspects at the Business Team level.

  • Manage newly granted projects to ensure timely delivery and reporting of results at project consortium meetings.

  • Implement and improve processes and efficiency and take ownership of creating the required overviews and coordinate follow-up.

  • Have a good overview of new (European) funding partnerships and programs in line with business roadmaps, screen work programs, and understand funding requirements.

  • Actively search for partners from industry, NGO’s, knowledge institutes, and universities.

  • Connect with grant offices/representatives of imec across sites.

  • Share and/or adopt best practices that are decided across business lines.

  • Connect with EU, National Ministries, and Regional governmental bodies on innovation calendars.

  • Keep up with technical trends (amongst others) by attending relevant brokerages, workshops, and other events.

What we do for you

Imec offers a challenging and international environment at the forefront of technology, in an international network of renowned industrial customers. This is your opportunity to bring new technologies to the market that will have an impact on tomorrow’s society. Imec, as an employer of choice, offers you an attractive compensation and benefits package including a 100% employer paid pension plan and flexible working hours. Furthermore, we offer you a wide range of training possibilities via


Who you are
  • Academic degree in science and/or proven experience and affinity with science.

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a similar position.

  • Experience with national and European funded projects.

  • Up to date knowledge on relevant (European) R&D subsidies; such as Horizon EU, KDT, ITEA, XECS, and Interreg.

  • Proven experience with stakeholder management and strong negotiation skills.

  • Excellent communicator, both spoken and in writing, and listener.

  • Internal and external networking skills.

  • You are fluent in English, both spoken and in writing.


If you want to learn more about this position, then you can contact Frank Wolfs, Talent Acquisition Lead for imec at Holst Centre. You can reach Frank via +31(0)6-50837563. You can read more about us via