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Infosession fellowships
2014
Agenda
1. Mission and key facts
2. Selection procedure and how to apply
3. Funding schemes of the FWO
• Pre-doctoral fellowships (a.o. Aspiranten)
• Postdoctoral fellows
• Pegasus
• Research and travel grants
4. Varia
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1. Mission and key facts
• Mission of the FWO
• Funds fundamental scientific research (‘frontier
research’)
• Bottom-up funding in all disciplines
• Strong selection based on scientific excellence
and interuniversity competition (Flemish
universities and, to a lesser extent, research
institutes)
• Transparent and equal opportunities
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1. Mission and key facts
Our partners
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Universities (Leuven, Ghent, Antwerp, Brussels, Hasselt)
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Main (Strategic) Research Centers:
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1. Mission and key facts
• Label awarded in december 2010
• Implementation of Charter & Code
• Focus on transparent recruitment procedures and
family/gender friendly measures
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1. Mission and key facts
• Target groups of the FWO
• Young researchers
• Postdoctoral researchers
• Established researchers
• Research teams
• Top-researchers and high-potential researchers
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1. Mission and key facts
• Funding schemes of the FWO
• Funding for individual researchers
• Pre- and postdoctoral fellowships, bench fees and grants
• Funding for research teams
• Research projects, Big Science, Bilateral agreements, …
• Supporting mobility, international contacts and collaborations
• travel grants, visiting postdoctoral fellowships, sabbatical leaves, scientific
research communities, organisation of conferences in belgium, international
coordination actions, collaboration agreements, …
• Attracting excellent researchers, active abroad, to Flanders
• Odysseus , Pegasus
• Awarding scientific prizes
www.fwo.be/en/fellowships-funding/
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1. Mission and key facts
• Budget 2014: 226 million EUR, ca. 80% from Flemish
Government
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1. Mission and key facts
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Allocation 2014
2%
Mandaten
45%
Wetenschappelijke contacten
Kredieten aan navorsers
50%
Onderzoeksprojecten
Administratief beheer
2%
1%
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Distribution of the allocation
Biologische wetenschappen
Cultuurwetenschappen
14%
28%
Gedrags- en maatschappij-wetenschappen
6%
15%
Interdisciplinair
Medische wetenschappen
34%
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3%
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Wetenschap en technologie
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1.
Mission and key facts
Evolution number researchers in function (1st Oct.)
1200
1100
1000
892
800
867
Aspiranten
600
Postdoctorale onderzoekers
400
Onderzoekers op
onderzoeksprojecten
200
0
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
Total 2014 : 2859 researchers funded by FWO
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1. Mission and key facts
Postdocs
Predocs
100%
100%
90%
90%
80%
80%
70%
70%
60%
60%
50%
40%
Vrouw
50%
Man
40%
Vrouw
Man
30%
30%
20%
20%
10%
10%
0%
0%
2005
2005
2006
2007
2014
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2013
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1. Mission and key facts
• % foreign researchers (excl. Projects)
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1. Mission and key facts
• Evolution success rate
40
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Goal : 33%
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25
25
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Aspiranten
Postdoctorale onderzoekers
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15
Onderzoeksprojecten
10
5
0
2006
2014
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
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1. Mission and key facts
• Events
February 2014
Information session FWO
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2. Selection procedure
and how to apply
2. Selection procedure and how to apply
Call
External
referees
(online)
Submission/
eligibility
check
1 February
1 April
Expert
Panels
(30+1)
February/March
April/May
(CIS)
2 meetings/year in
Brussels
Board of
Trustees
25 June 2014
19 November 2014
Duration workflow fellowships: < 5 months
Duration workflow projects: < 7 months
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2. Selection procedure and how to apply
• FWO E-Portal (ww.fwo.be)
(register at least 24 hours in advance)
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2. Selection procedure and how to apply
• Some important changes in the forms
• Project outline
• A standard template is presented with questions and
instructions (Font Calibri 11 - max 10 pages).
• The applicant will be able to download it, fill it in and upload it
again. (You can include lay-out, formulas, graphs, pictures, etc.)
• The FWO administration can reject the PDF if it doesn’t comply
with the instructions and ask to adapt it.
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2. Selection procedure and how to apply
• Some important changes in the forms
• Postdoc renewal
• A subdivision for ‘career breaks’ is provided
• Templates of the application forms are online
available (www.fwo.be)
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2. Selection procedure and how to apply
• Publication lists within the E-portal
• Based on FWO classification (A1.1, A1.2, A2, B1,
etc.)
• Copy/paste of publications within each category
is possible
• Automatic upload from Academic Bibliography
available (UAntwerpen, UGent, Uhasselt and KU
Leuven). Only for the publication categories A1.1,
A1.2, A2, B1, B2, B3 and C1.
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2. Selection procedure and how to apply
• Ethical advice
• The applicant has to indicate whether an advice is
necessary if human beings or animals are involved.
• The panel can also ask for an advice.
• The advice has to be provided by the local ethical
commission (host institution).
• The advice has to be submitted to FWO before the
start of the fellowship/work package concerned.
• No advice  no bench fee / termination of
fellowship
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
• Pre-doctoral fellowships
• Postdoctoral fellows
• Research and travel grants
• Deadline fellowships: 1 February – 17h00 (2/2/2015)
• Start date: 1 October 2015
• Applications in English
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
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Fellowships: general remarks
• There is a maximum of 2 attempts to apply for a specific grant
• Evaluation and ranking (Pre- and Postdoctoral fellows)
• Each panel can rank at most 2x the average of the number of grants awarded within that
panel the previous 3 years (with a minimum of 10).
• Applications for the Interdisciplinary Panel which are inadmissible based
on the interdisciplinarity of the research proposal, can be redirected
towards a monodisciplinary panel (after consultation of the applicant).
• Selection of the correct Expertpanel is very important
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
• Predoctoral fellowships
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PhD Fellowships
Special PhD Fellowships
Clinical PhD Fellowships
ICM/FWO-PhD Fellowships
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
• Predoctoral fellowships
• What?
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2 year, 1x renewable (2x2)
Full time research
In preparation of a PhD
Fellowship
Social security is paid (by FWO)
No personal taxes
Fiscally dependent on parents / partner (marriage or legally cohabiting)
Same pension rights as employees
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
• Predoctoral fellowships
• Who can apply?
• Nationality requirements:
– European Economic Area-citizen (or Swiss) and degree which
allows you to obtain a PhD
– Non-EEA: basic degree awarded in an EEA-country (or Switzerland)
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
• Predoctoral fellowships
• Who can apply?
• Age limitations:
– < 31 years: no restrictions
– ≥ 31 years: five years after awarding master degree (1 Oct.)
» In case more than one master degree, only degree in field of planned
PhD is taken into account
» In any case: 1st degree no longer than 10 years ago (1 Oct.)
» +1 year for pregnancy or health reasons
• Scientific seniority: ≤ 3 years (1 Oct.)
– Training as Medical Doctor – or pharmacologist – counts for 50%
• Never before be appointed as FWO-fellow
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
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Predoctoral fellowships
• Who can act as supervisor/promotor?
1.
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6.
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a ZAP-member with an appointment of more than 10% at a Flemish university;
a ZAP-member with an appointment of 10% at a Flemish university, with a specific
research mandate;
a ZAP-member with an appointment of 5% at a Flemish university AND at the same
time appointed as (assistant) head of the clinic or in a similar function at an Academic
Hospital in Flanders;
Academic personnel appointed at the Evangelische Protestantse Faculteit in Leuven or
at the Faculteit voor Protestantse Godgeleerdheid in Brussels;
A research director of FWO;
A nominative beneficiant of an ERC grant (Starting/Consolidator/Advanced) or an
Odysseus II grant.
> only ERC Grants at Flemish universities
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
• Predoctoral fellowships
• Who can act as co-supervisor (copromotor)?
All co-supervisors should be
• researchers of at least postdoctoral level;
• appointed at a Flemish university or the Transnational University of Limburg, a
Flemish research institution, a Flemish Academic hospital, or a Federal research
institution.
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
• Predoctoral fellowships
• Recommendation letter
• Supervisor
• Where applicable: co-supervisor
• Personal statement
• Important element in evaluation
• Each applicant should write his/her own letter
• No external referees => international Expert Panel
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
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Predoctoral fellowships
• Personal statement
• The personal statement is your opportunity to discuss personal motivations, your
(research) interests, your experience and activities, and your future goals. The Personal
Statement should focus on your personal background or experiences that have
significantly influenced you or your goals. It should be a document that describes your
abilities, skills, and accomplishments as evidence of your aspirations for pursuing a
career in research
• If you have interrupted your academic career at any given point for at least three
months, you may provide details about this in your Personal Statement (optional).
• This Personal Statement should be written in English, and is limited to 3.000 characters,
including spaces (ca. 500 words).
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
• Predoctoral fellowships
• Evaluation and selection criteria (cfr. Evaluation template)
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Track record
Scientific independence
Research capability and potential
Originality and innovative nature of the project
Feasibility of the project
Purposefulness of the project
Methodology
Quality of coaching and assistance
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
• Predoctoral fellowships and other schemes
• Publications
• The classification in the publication list does not imply a qualitative ranking
order.
• The Expert panel evaluates the quality of the publications.
• The FWO does not put forward qualitative or quantitative norms.
(cf. publication list)
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
• Predoctoral fellowships and other schemes
• The criteria are scored by the Expert panel as follows:
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A+ marks for the top 5% of the proposals;
A marks for the top 10% of the proposals;
A- marks for the top 20% of the proposals;
B range only for the top 50% of the proposals;
C or D for the lower half of the proposals.
(Cf. Assessment Form)
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
• Predoctoral fellowships
• Accountability
• Progress report / end report
• Evaluated by FWO Expert Panels
• FWO should be mentioned on each publication
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
• Predoctoral fellowships
• Extra activities
• Supervision of practica: max. 4 hours / week
• Administrative / clinical tasks: max. 8 hours / week
Important: Progress of the PhD-research may not be
jeopardised
NO other teaching activities are allowed
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
• Predoctoral fellowships
• Additional courses
• Registration for PhD-courses / doctoral school is allowed
• Additional courses are possible
BUT
• Progress of the PhD-research may not be jeopardised
• ≤ 8 hours /week
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
• Predoctoral fellowships
• Bench fee
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Each year € 3.720
Common responsibility of aspirant and supervisor
May be cumulated with other working allowances
Credit balances may be used the next year
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
• Predoctoral fellowships
• Bench fee can be used for:
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Travel and accommodation costs (congress, research stays, …)
Consumables used for the approved research project (computer, literature, …)
Publication costs
To buy chemicals or lab animals
• Bench fee cannot be used for:
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Commuting expenses
Admission fee for (inter)national universities
Personal expenditures of the PhD
Overhead university
Costs made by other members of the research team
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
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Predoctoral fellowships
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Fellowships with an external partner: SCK.CEN, VITO and L’Oréal
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SCK.CEN
• Each year 2 fellowships + bench fee
• SCK Jury
• Ranked FWO-applicants
• FWO funds renewal
VITO
• Each year 2 fellowships + bench fee
• VITO-Jury
• Ranked FWO-applicants
• FWO funds renewal
L’Oréal
• Every 2 year 1 -2 (Life Sciences)
• Biomedical research
• Women in Science
• FWO funds renewal
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
• Special PhD Fellowships
• What?
• Intended to enable persons not employed in a research group to complete
a PhD within a year and to obtain study leave from their current employer
for this purpose
• Subject to social security
• The stipend covers the net salary that is renounced by the candidate
• Advice, selection, evaluation
• Cfr. PhD Fellowships
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
• Special PhD Fellowships
• Who can apply?
• Applicants need to have a permanent position (private sector,
administration, etc.)
• Applicants may not be appointed as researcher
(Hogescholen: personel group 1 may apply, group 2 and 3 not)
• No clinicians
• Never before awarded with a PhD fellowship
• It must be possible to finish the PhD in 1 year
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
• Clinical PhD Fellowships
• What?
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PhD for medical doctors, veterinarians, dentists and pharmacists, who, no later than 1 October
preceding the fellowship, are recognized as medical specialists, veterinary specialists, dental
specialists, general practitioner or pharmacist specialists in Belgium.
Halftime exemption of clinical tasks for 2 years
Age limit: none
50% of the salary costs (< 35.000 EUR)
• Advice, selection, evaluation
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Director academic hospital/ head of the dep. of the animal clinic
Dean of the faculty
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
• Clinical PhD Fellowships
• Who can apply?
• Permanent position in an academic hospital / animal clinic of a Flemish
university / Flemish dep. of family medicine
• Possible to complete your PhD in 2 years
• Never been awarded before a PhD fellowship
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
• ICM PhD fellowships
• Current situation
• Founded in 1970
• Autonomous institution
• Financial support: yearly FWO allowance
• The future of ICM
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No participation anymore from French speaking part of Belgium
The Flemish participants go on
Adjusted to FWO-procedures
Continuation of exam and interview candidates
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
• ICM PhD fellowships
• 3 year stipend
• Second year at foreign institution (management studies),
incl. tuition fee + travel expences
• Possibility of applying for long stay abroad at FWO
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
• Postdoctoral fellowships
• Postdoctoral Fellowships
• Senior Clinical Investigator
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
• Postdoctoral fellowships
• What?
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3 years, 1x renewable (no longer 2nd renewal)
Full time research
Postdoctoral level (obtained PhD < 1 June 2015)
First step in academic career
No nationality requirements
No formal age limit:
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≤ ix years after obtaining PhD in domain (1 Oct. 2014)
For other PhDs: no more than 12 years (1 Oct. 2014)
One extra year for each pregnancy or parental leave
(not applicable when < 36 on 1 Oct. 2015)
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
• Limitation postdoctoral seniority for application
• From call 2016-2017 (submission date: 1 Feb.
2016) on
• Max. 3 year postdoctoral seniority (on 1 june of submission
year)
• Calculated from date of PhD diploma on
• Limit extended with 1 year per pregnancy or parental leave
• 2015-2016 (submission date : 1 Feb. 2015) :
transition period with current regulation
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
• Temporary suspension for research position abroad
• A FWO postdoctoral fellowship (1st or 2nd term) can be suspended
during the period the postdoc occupies a full-time and paid
research position (incl. stipend) at a foreign university/scientific
institute/company.
• Why? Encouraging international mobility of researchers
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
• Postdoctoral fellowships
• In practice
• Employment contract, 3 years
• Renewable once
– Apply before 1 February of the last year
• Salary is at the same level of doctor-assistant of a Flemish university
• Seniority is taken into account
• Disciplinary dependent of the host institution
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
• Postdoctoral fellowships
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Personal statement
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The personal statement is your opportunity to discuss personal motivations, your (research)
interests, your experience and activities, and your future goals. The Personal Statement should focus
on your personal background or experiences that have significantly influenced you or your goals. It
should be a document that describes your abilities, skills, and accomplishments as evidence of your
aspirations for pursuing a career in research.
•
If you have interrupted your academic career at any given point for at least three months, you may
provide details about this in your Personal Statement (optional).
•
This Personal Statement should be written in English, and is limited to 3.000 characters, including
spaces (ca. 500 words).
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
• Postdoctoral fellowships
• External advice
• Head of the receiving research unit
• At least 2 external referees
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
• Postdoctoral fellowships
• Selection procedure referees:
• Applicant suggests 10 potential referees
• APPLICANT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ELIGIBILITY OF THE REFEREES; IN CASE OF
ANY MISCONDUCT EACH APPLICATION WILL IMMEDIATELY BE INELIGIBLE
• FWO-administration selects at random referees until at least 2 reports are
available
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
• Postdoctoral fellowships
• Not eligible as referee are:
• Members of the Board of FWO;
• Members of an expert panel of FWO;
• Those who are appointed at a Belgian university, research
institution or whatever other organization;
• Those who are professionally appointed at an institution
where the applicant(s) has/have been enrolled as a student or
has/have been professionally appointed during the last three
years;
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
• Postdoctoral fellowships
• Not eligible as referee are:
• Co-authors of the applicant(s) of a publication that has been
submitted or published after 1 January of the year n-3 (n=year of
application); Co-authorship is to be understood as follows:
– Co-authorship of a monograph of which the applicant is co-author as well;
– Co-authorship of an article or another type of contribution to a collection
of which the applicant is co-author as well;
– Editors are not regarded as co-authors, insofar as they have not also acted
as what is understood under ‘co-author’. Co-editors of the applicant are
not accepted as external referees.
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
• Postdoctoral fellowships
• Not eligible as referee are:
• Partners of the applicant(s) in a research project that has been
applied for or ongoing within the last three years prior to the
final submission date for applications
• Applicants are responsible for the eligibility of the proposed
referees! If the proposed referees do not comply with the
eligibility criteria, the application will be declared ineligible!
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
• Postdoctoral fellowship
• Specification “research partners”:
• Art. 12, § 4: “partners of the applicant(s) in a research cooperation ,whether
formalised in a research project or not, that has been applied for or has been
running after January 1st of the year n-3 (n=year of application. In this context, the
following shall in any case qualify as research cooperation (non-exhaustive list):
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
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Cooperation under a research fellowship, granted by the FWO;
Cooperation under a research project, whether relating to a specific subject or not or
under an international cooperation project, granted by the FWO;
Cooperation under the Odysseus programme or the Big Science programme, granted
by the FWO;
Cooperation under a Scientific Research Network, granted by the FWO;
Cooperation under programmes similar to those mentioned above, granted
by organisations other than the FWO;
Joint research work not formalised in a cooperation structure as defined above;
Research carried out in the research areas and/or with research facilities provided by
the applicant to the referee or vice versa;
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
• Postdoctoral fellowships
• External referees
• When in doubt about the eligibility, applicants can contact FWO
before submitting the application: [email protected] .
• The questions to the FWO before submission will be presented to
the FWO referee commission of the appropriate scientific domain.
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
• Postdoctoral fellowships
• FWO Referee Commission
• 5 referee commissions, 1 for each domain (for applications submitted to
the interdisciplinary panel, the referee commissions of the respective
scientific domains will be consulted)
• Co-authorship in publications with > 10 authors  FWO administration will
consult the referee commission
• Referee commission will decide on the alleged eligibility of the proposed
referees
• When the referee commission decides negatively on the eligibility of a
proposed referee in an application that has already been submitted, this
application will be disqualified!
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
• Postdoctoral fellowships
• FWO Referee Commission
• Referee commission answers negatively to a question concerning
eligibility of a proposed referee that reached the FWO before
application: applicant will be asked to propose a new referee that
meets the eligibility criteria.
• After administrative check: FWO will inform applicants about
violations that were found  if alleged violations result from a
factual error of the FWO administration, the FWO can be notified.
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
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Postdoctoral fellowships
• External referees
• Applicants must see to it that any contact information of the reviewers is up-to-date 
not the case: FWO will not take further steps in tracking down the reviewer(s) and the
applicant may be asked to submit new names.
• Applicants and reviewers may not in any way communicate with each other about any
aspect of the application and of the evaluation.
• At the time of entry in application process: reviewers will need to declare that they
comply with eligibility requirements or reviewers and that they will treat any information
contained in the application as confidential and that they will not use any of this
information for purposes other than the drawing up of their evaluation
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
• Postdoctoral fellowships
• External referees
• Primarily, FWO administration will see to it that applicants
strictly observe the eligibility regulations and other guidelines.
It will inform the Board of Trustees about any violation of this
sort. The Board of Trustees will take the final decision on these
violations.
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
• Postdoctoral fellowships
• Selection criteria (1)
• Quality of the applicant
– Research capability and potential such as
» Publications in peer reviewed journals as well as other elements of the
candidate’s CV
» Patents, teaching, advanced courses, etc., taking into account the level of
experience
– Research skills and methodology
– Scientific independence (independent thinking, management experience and leadership
qualities)
– Scientific background of the candidate
– Mobility of the applicant (previous transnational and/or intersectoral mobility
experience)
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
• Postdoctoral fellowships
• Selection criteria (2)
• Quality of the proposal
– Originality and innovative nature of the project (progress beyond
the state of the art)
– Feasibility of the project
– Focus of the project
– Relevance of the project
– Coherence of the project
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
• Postdoctoral fellowships
• Selection criteria (3)
• Quality of the context of employment
– Quality of the research environment of the host group
(researchers, infrastructure, etc.)
– Quality of the supervision and training support of the host group
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
• Postdoctoral fellowships
• Accountability
• Yearly progress report
• FWO should be acknowledged on every publication
• FWO should be informed about every foreign stay
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
• Postdoctoral fellowships
• Combining jobs: general max. 8 hours / week
• Unpaid
– Administrative or clinical tasks
– Guiding practica / seminars (1 hour = 2 hours)
– ≤ 2 hours on yearly basis in teaching at a univ./institution for higher education
(3 hours on yearly basis in 2nd and 3rd mandate)
• Parttime paid
– Appointment as fellow % reduced
• Allowed without application
– Compensation for stay abroad
– Compensation covers only travel and accomodation costs
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
• Temporary suspension for research position abroad
• A FWO postdoctoral fellowship (1st or 2nd term) can be suspended
during the period the postdoc occupies a full-time and paid
research position (incl. stipend) at a foreign university/scientific
institute/company.
• Why? Encouraging international mobility of researchers
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
• Temporary suspension for research position abroad
• Conditions:
• Suspension: min. 6 months / max. 2 years in total (1st + 2nd term
taken together)
• Official request to the Secretary-General of FWO
• Minimal 80% postdoc fellowship
• No time gap between 1st and 2nd postdoctoral term: applications
for renewals : in the last full year of 1st term (incl. suspension)
(year= 1 Oct. – 30 Sept.)
• Suspension not possible for
– Senior Clinical Investigator
– If the foreign position is part of a group or consortium receiving any
(in)direct public Flemish funding
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
• Postdoctoral fellowships
• Bench fee
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Each year € 4.000
Responsibility of the researcher
Can be combined with other funding
Saldi may be used the next year
• Cf. PhD Fellowships
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
• Postdoctoral fellowships
• Mobility
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Make use of (FWO) funding schemes for international mobility
Travel grants (short/long stay)
Bench fee: € 4.000
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
• Senior Clinical Investigator
• Who can apply?
• A medical specialist, general practitioner or pharmacist specialist in clinical
biology
• Full-time clinical role at a university hospital
• 5 years, 2 x renewable
• Halftime exemption of clinical tasks
• Obtained PhD (< 1 June 2015)
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• Senior Clinical Investigator
• Selection procedure referees:
> See Postdoctoral Fellowships
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
• Research and Travel Grants
• Research grants
> Together with call Research Projects
(deadline: April 1st)
• Postdocs and ZAP (limited)
• Personal research budget between € 2.500 and € 40.000
• Grant for 1 year
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3. Funding schemes of the FWO
• Research and Travel Grants
• Travel grants
• Bottom-up: free choice of destination and research topic
• No grants inside Europe for Aspirant/IWT-fellowship and FWOpostdoc
• At least one publication
• Types of grants:
– Attendance of international conferences / workshops
– Short and long stays abroad
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Funding schemes of the FWO
• Earmarked Travel Grants:
Belgian Historical Institute in Rome (BHIR)
• Stipends:
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Stay + travel
For research in archives, libraries, archaeological digs and in museums
1 week – 12 months (cf. FWO short and long stays)
Master or Doctorate in Humanities
Affiliation to Belgian university
Submission: September
Evaluation together and in interaction with Academia Belgica
See for more information: http://www.bhir-ihbr.be/en/index.php .
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Other Funding: Academia Belgica
Academia Belgica, Rome (Secretariat by FWO)
• Research stays and stipends
• Stipends:
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Stay + travel and living expenses
1 – 9 months
Bachelor, Master, Doctorate obtained in previous 3 academic years
Proposal for research activities in Rome
Support by 2 professors of a Belgian university
Submission: September
Evaluation together and in interaction with BHIR
See for more information: http://www.academiabelgica.it/ .
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More information on the FWO
• Website of the FWO: www.fwo.be
• Information on strategy, regulations, scientific
prizes, calls, …
• Free to download publications
• More information on FWO:
http://www.geschiedenisfwo.be/
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