FWO Special PhD Fellowship in Belgium, 2017
Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (FWO) is offering PhD fellowship to enable persons not employed within scientific research to complete a PhD within one year. Applicants of Belgian nationality or member states of the EU, the EEA or Switzerland are eligible for this PhD fellowship.
The Special PhD fellowship is intended to enable persons not employed within scientific research to complete a PhD within a year and to obtain study leave from their current employer for this purpose.
The Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) is an independent agency that stimulates and supports ground-breaking fundamental research in all areas of science at the universities in the Flemish Community, including associated research institutes.
Course Level: Fellowship is available for pursuing PhD degree at a Flemish university.
Study Subject: Fellowship is provided to learn any of the courses offered.
Scholarship Award: The amount of fellowship is identical to the last net salary of the main activity.
Scholarship can be taken in Belgium
Eligibility: Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for this fellowship:-
Applicants are of Belgian nationality or belong to one of the member states of the EU, the EEA or Switzerland. Non-EU candidates must have a basic degree from one of the countries of the EU or the EER or Switzerland.
- They hold a master’s degree.
- They are permanently employed.
- They are not professionally involved in scientific research.
- Their employer is willing to give them temporary leave or unpaid leave for 1 year. Applicants are entitled to return to their job after the leave ends.
- They relinquish any secondary activity and associated remuneration.
- They have not previously received an FWO fellowship (not even in part).
- Clinicians cannot apply for a special PhD fellowship. They can apply for a clinical PhD fellowship.
Nationality: Citizens of EU (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom), the EEA or Switzerland can apply for this PhD fellowship.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Applicants must hold a master’s degree. They are permanently employed and they are not professionally involved in scientific research.
How to Apply: Proposals must be submitted electronically via the web-based FWO e-portal. Proposals must be submitted electronically via the web-based FWO e-portal. Please be aware that FWO is not responsible for temporary unavailability of the system. It is strongly recommended to submit at least one to two weeks before the actual closing date. Please make sure to update their personal details with each future application, especially the addresses and publications sections. All practical info about the registration and the FWO e-portal can be found in the above section ‘Registration’.
Application Deadline: Application deadline is February annually