Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek - Vlaanderen
The Strategic Basic Research (SBO) programme focuses on innovative research which, if scientifically successful, will create prospects for economic or social applications (e.g. a new generation of products, processes or services).
The SBO programme breaks down into two finality parts: an economic programme part for projects with primarily an economic finality and a social programme part for projects with primarily a social finality.
Eligible organisations: research centres (such as universities, university colleges, strategic research centers) in the Flemish region:
Submission proposal in preparation to the host institution (= main applicant of the proposal) through the FWO e-portal:
FWO deadline: 15 September 2022 (5 PM)
This preliminary application should contain at least the following information:
1) Full composition of the project consortium
2) Summary of scientific & valorization goals
3) Choice of the research topic and thematic SBO expert panel
4) Experts to be avoided (max. 3)
For main applicants only: Don't forget to transfer the proposal in application to the host institution before the deadline by clicking the button "submit to host institution". After submitting the proposal the research coordination office will reopen the application so researchers can finalize their proposal.
Submission final proposal to the host institution through the FWO e-portal:
UHasselt internal deadline: 23 September 2022
=> This deadline is only applicable if UHasselt is the main applicant. If UHasselt is a co-applicant, the internal deadline of the main host institution needs to be respected.
More information can be found on the FWO website.
Support for applicants
Exploratory meetings at FWO
Potential applicants may request an exploratory (online) discussion with the FWO staff. Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org including a short abstract (max. 1 A4 page). The applicants should also provide a number of possible dates (day and desirable hour) when this exploratory interview could take place. The information that is provided during this meeting should be interpreted as non-binding advice and no rights can be derived from this information.