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Research funding


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With its Grants for participation in an international conference, the FWO stimulates researchers’ mobility and international contacts between research groups.

The grant can be used for attending conferences with a scientific character and only covers travel expenses.


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 grant.

  • 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 for a grant for participation in a conference in one of the member states of the EEA or Switzerland, you must have at least one peer-reviewed publication (included in Web of Science or the VABB-SHW). For a grant for participation in a conference outside Europe, you should have three or more peer-reviewed publications.
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 you attach the official proof of acceptance of your presentation (poster or oral communication). If this official acceptance is not yet available 3 months before the departure date, you can provide FWO with the documents afterwards.
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 date.

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