Grantholder contracts are aimed at developing training, career development and mobility opportunities for researchers throughout their careers. The JRC offers contracts under the national employment law of the site where the JRC Institute is established to scientists embarking on doctoral studies, to those early on in their career and to those with experience.
The rules governing the JRC Grantholder scheme are available here.
Job opportunities for grantholders (ESRA)
Grantholder contracts are divided into three categories:
Category 20 Grantholders
Category 20 grantholder contracts are intended for students who submit a proposal for doctoral studies related to a research area published in an Institute's call for interest for grantholders.
Category 30 Grantholders
Category 30 grantholder contracts are aimed at researchers holding a doctoral degree or having fulfilled all the obligations to obtain a PhD (certified by their university) or having a minimum of 5 years of research experience after the first university degree giving access to doctoral studies in a field relevant to the JRC’s scientific activities.
→ Recruitment of category 30 grantholders was closed at the end of 2013.
Category 40 Grantholders
These contracts are intended for senior scientists holding a doctoral degree and 10 years of research experience or 15 years of research experience after a degree allowing access to doctoral studies in a field relevant to the JRC’s scientific activities.
Each JRC site has a Vademecum for grantholders giving information on issues such as remuneration, taxation, leave, allowances, social insurance, pension contributions etc. A copy of this Vademecum, together with a draft national employment contract for each JRC site, is available below.
Code of Practice
Code of Practice for Research Student Management, Supervision and Administration: English
Learn more about job opportunities for grantholders on our Vacancies page.