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*||Application form**|
|Doctoral Fund||1 March|
|Doctoral Fund in Cooperation with UNamur||1 March||Application form|
|Doctoral Fund in Cooperation with ULg||on hold||Application form|
|Doctoral Fund in Cooperation with UM||
|Incoming mobility||1 February
|Outgoing mobility||1 February
|Bilateral Scientific Cooperation||
14 April1 October
|Programme with Fachhochschulen||throughout the year||Application form|
|BOF Civic PhDs||
Pre-submission: 6 June
Final Submission: 16 September
|Interuniversity BOF programme (iBOF)||
Pre-submission: 5 December 2019
Final submission: 2 June 2020
* If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday, it is moved to the next working day.
** BOF GDPR
|Bonus for Extrernally Acquired Funding|
|Research Infrastructure Fund|