Within the Special Research Fund (BOF), Hasselt University provides structural funding for its six research institutes.
The structural funding provided by the BOF is twofold:
- The BOF programme 'Structural funding for institutes: project funding for the operation of the institute'
- The BOF programme 'Structural funding for institutes: project funding for fundamental research'
The successful execution of these projects contributes to the research goals for fundamental research which each of the research institutes defines in its five-year Strategic Plan. The funds are mainly spent on PhD scholarship students and / or postdoctoral employees and operational funds.
This programme is meant for the research institutes of Hasselt University, which are invited every five years to submit a strategic five-year plan.