In order to provide young researchers with a chance to specialise and to offer senior researchers the opportunity to deepen or pass on their scientific experience, the FWO provides Grants for attendance of a workshop or course abroad.
These grants are meant for young researchers and senior researchers and covers travel expenses. For participation in a workshop or course abroad lasting more than seven days, the grant includes a fixed stipend of 66 euros a day.
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, 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 workshop or course within Europe (they have a bench fee to cover this).
Applications are written in English and must be accompanied of the acceptance letter for the workshop/course.
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.