Grants and Programs Coordinator

IBRO is looking for a motivated early-career professional with good interpersonal and multitasking skills to take on the role of Grants and Programs Coordinator to implement our global career development programs and international schools. The role is an exciting opportunity for someone who is looking to pursue a career in scientific non-profit administration and with an interest in creating lasting impact to IBRO and its community members.

Your role

As our Grants and Programs Coordinator you will: 

  • Execute IBRO’s global funding programs and provide daily management of IBRO’s annual funding calendar, including 30+ funding cycles from application launch, to grant review and award notification. 
  • Be responsible for day-to-day communication with various stakeholders, including school organizers, members of IBRO’s regional committees and neuroscientists from across the globe. 
  • Develop IBRO’s career tracking initiatives and alumni coordination.
Is this job for me?

The ideal candidate must be methodical and detail-oriented by nature. The role is ideally suited for individuals who are systematic, proactive, and with a natural inclination for a data-driven and structured approach. As the first point of contact for prospective applicants and awardees, candidates for the position must have excellent communication skills combined with very strong English language skills (fluency in both written and spoken English). A degree in a relevant discipline is an advantage. Occasional travel in connection with IBRO activities should be expected.

Working with us

IBRO offers a stimulating and supportive work environment within a strong team that is focused on delivering our mission to the global neuroscience community. The secretariat of IBRO consists of six full time staff members that work in a transversal and integrated manner. The Grants and Programs Coordinator will be part of a dedicated team and report directly to the Director of Grants and Programs.

The Grants and Programs Coordinator will be based in the IBRO office in Brussels, Belgium. The position is permanent and full time (38h /week). IBRO offers an attractive employee package including lunch vouchers, group insurance, and retirement plans. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in Belgium at the time of hire.

Apply for the job

Interested applicants are invited to apply via this application form. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis. The position closes on 25 May 2023.

More details regarding the candidate profile can be obtained by email request to

About IBRO

The International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) is a global nonprofit membership association representing more than 90 neuroscience organizations. As a global leader for the neuroscience community, IBRO has a clear mission to promote and support all areas of neuroscience research, elevate the neuroscience research environment, and provide services and training to neuroscientists worldwide. IBRO implements its mission with an annual budget of around €3,5M.

IBRO is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to supporting diversity and inclusivity in neuroscience research. IBRO does not discriminate on the basis of sex or gender, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, ‘race’, color, ethnic origin, citizenship/nationality, age, religion, belief, or disability. Additional information about the organization and its values can be found on its website