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BOF-PROGRAMMES


Special Research Fund

The Special Research Fund (Bijzonder Onderzoeksfonds, BOF) is a research grant funding allocated by the Flemish government to the universities every year. The grant funding is distributed among the various Flemish universities on the basis of a competitive system. The BOF funds are allocated through project or fellowship funding for fundamental scientific research.

The following is an overview of the various BOF programmes. Click on the programme for more information about it.

BOF programme  Deadline  
Doctoral Fund 1 February Application form 
Doctoral Fund in Cooperation with UNamur 1 March  Application form 
Doctoral Fund in Cooperation with ULg  1 April  Application form
Incoming mobility 1 February
15 May
1 October
Application form 
Outgoing mobility 1 February
15 May
1 October 
Application form 
Sabbatical  1 February
15 May
1 October
Application form 
Bilateral Scientific Cooperation 1 April
1 October
Application form 
New Initiatives 1 April  Via FWO project application 

*If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday, it is moved to the next working day.

Other programmes
Structural Funding
BOF ZAP
Methusalem
Reserve projects
Incentive Funding
Policy Reserve
Reserve Fellowships
Temporary Mandates
Bonus for Extrernally Acquired Funding
Research Infrastructure Fund