With this grant, the FWO supports researchers who wish to stay abroad for a long period of time in view of their research.
The FWO Grants for a Long Stay Abroad cover one-off travel expenses and a fixed stipend of 66 euros a day. Researchers can use this grant to finance their stay abroad of more than 1 month, with a maximum of 12 months, without interruption.
Candidates have an appointment of at least 50% at one of the following institutions:
- a Flemish university
- a Flemish university hospital
- a federal or Flemish scientific institute
- a hospital with an academic character recognized as research center in the Flemish Community.
As a PhD student, you have obtained a master degree in one of the member states of the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland.
To be eligible, you also have at least 1 peer-reviewed publication, included in Web of Science or VABB-SHW.
Applications are written in English and must be accompanied of the invitation of the host institution abroad.
If you're not a member of the idependent scientific staff (Zelfstandig Academisch Personaal, ZAP), your application must contain tha advice of the head of department/supervisor.
Applications need to be submitted at least three months prior to departure.