Research funding


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The BOF New Initiatives programme provides funding for research projects within Hasselt University.

The New Initiatives (NI) programme allocates funds to employ a predoctoral researcher in a scholarship contract for a period of four years,. The programme includes a bench fee covering about 20 percent of the cost of a doctoral scholarship.

To encourage its researchers to participate in funding programmes for fundamental research, Hasselt University has opted to link the programme to the FWO Research Projects programme. Only project proposals submitted to the FWO are eligible for Hasselt University funding under the BOF-NI programme.

The BOF New Initiatives programme is open to all research groups of Hasselt University. The promoter must belong to the ZAP (independent academic staff). The co-promoters may belong to the ZAP or the permanent postdoctoral researchers.

Submission + deadline
Only project proposals submitted to the FWO are eligible. There is no separate application to be submitted to the Hasselt University Special Research Fund. The final submission deadline for the FWO is 1 April at 5 pm. If this falls on a Saturday or Sunday, it is moved to the following Monday at 5 pm.

More information
Hasselt University contact person: Lieve Tulleneers
UHasselt Intranet: ‘BOF Interne richtlijnen’ (BOF Internal guidelines)