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Research funding


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With this programme, the FWO aims to support young and advanced researchers in gaining research experience abroad for a short period of time.

The FWO Grant for a short stay abroad covers travel expenses. For research stays with a duration of more than 7 days, the applicant also revceives a fixed stipend of 66 euros per day. The grant is meant for a short stay of up to four weeks.

Candidates are affiliated to one of the following institutes and have an appointment of at least 50% for a period of at least one year preceeding the start of the stay abroad.

  • a university in Flanders
  • a university hospital in Flanders
  • 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.
Candidates with a FWO fellowship cannot apply for a grant for a short stay within Europe (they have a bench fee to cover this).

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 the advice of the head of department/supervisor. 

Applications need to be submitted at least three months prior to departure.

More information?
Hasselt University contact person: Leen Lambrechts
or on the Website of the FWO