B permit renewal for contract less than a year
I have been reading these forums for a while now, and am posting my first thread since I cannot find information specific to my case.
I am working here since three years now, the first two on a L permit, then since last year on a B permit.
I work at a research institute, and my contract is renewed one year at a time, currently till Dec 15, and my B permit is also till then. I was expecting a renewal for 2016, but due to anticipated funding not materializing, I have been told my contract will be renewed only for three months till Mar 16 so the existing projects can be completed.
I would like to know what happens with my permit renewal now.
Will it be renewed for a year like a non-EU B permit typically is, or will it be only for three months? Can I ask for a one year renewal to get time to look for a job?
Due to the three month contract, can they change it back to a L?
Will I be eligible to use some unemployment insurance?