We are doing science for policy
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
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. There are 3 categories of grantholder, outlined below. For more information, please read the JRC Grantholder rules
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 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.
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.