Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Belgian Science Policy Office (31/01/2014 10.02)

Postdoc Fellowships for Non-EU Researchers 2014

This mobility programme intends to stimulate the S&T cooperation, the Federal Science Policy Office does implement a fellowship scheme for highly qualified researchers (i.e. postdoctoral level or equivalent experience) from specific regions, granting them an oppotunity to work a certain period in a Belgian research team.

For the selection 2014, the targeted countries are those with wich the Belgian Reseach Institutions have strengthend the cooperation and for which not sufficient alternatives are available. See information note for more on the target coutnries/nationalities.

The researcher receives a net monthly allowance of 2,380 EUR, a lump sum amount of 1,500 EUR for travel expenses on the whole duration of the project, and is coverd for social security. The host insitution is given 5% overheads on the total.

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Other costs

Social security is fully covered by Belspo (and not substracted from the Fellowship).

Eligibility criteria

The researcher must come for a postdoc stay in Belgium, from a listed country (see the information document on the website). He/She must be less than 50 years old, and should get back to his/her home institution once the Fellowship ends.
To be eligible, the researcher must have the nationality of one of the listed "countries of residence".

Selection process

Besides the quality of the candidate and of the research proposal, the long-term link developed between the two institutions (in Belgium and in the foreign country) is crucial. The purpose of the Fellowships programme is to build networks between institutions.
Application is to be made via the paper version of the application form AND by e-mail. Please note that the application has to be introduced by the host institution in Belgium.

Programme Description
Number of awards per year14
Annual budget800.000
Frequency of callsYearly
International mobility required ?no
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsBelgium
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceOther
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesOther
Website of Fellowship Programme
Fellowship's Details
Career StageExperienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc)
Research ProfileEstablished Researcher (R3), Recognised Researcher (R2)
Employment contract with full social securityyes
Total amount per fellowship per year55.000
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceyes
Covers research costsno
Maximum duration of fellowship18
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Funding organisation / Contacts
Belgian Science Policy Office

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