PhD fellowships – All topics

 

 

F.R.S.-FNRS Research Fellow

Eligibility: Holders of a Master degree, obtained within the past 3 years at the call closing date, affiliated to a university of the French-speaking Community of Belgium.

Period: 2 years, renewable once.

Procedure: Electronic submission, via the F.R.S.-FNRS Semaphore platform (annual call at the end of December).

 

More info: https://www.frs-fnrs.be/fr/financements/chercheur-doctorant#asp

FWO - PhD Fellowship fundamental research

 

Eligibility: Holders of a Master degree, obtained within the past 3 years at the call closing date, affiliated to a university of the Flemish Community of Belgium.

Period: 2 years, renewable once.

Procedure: Electronic submission, via the FWO e-portal (annual call issued in December).

 

More info: https://www.fwo.be/en/fellowships-funding/phd-fellowships/phd-fellowship-fundamental-research/

Belgian American Educational Foundation (BAEF) Fellowships (see below)

Fulbright fellowships (see below)

Postdoctoral fellowships – All topics

F.R.S.-FNRS Postdoctoral Researcher

Eligibility: Researchers holding a doctorate obtained after defending a thesis within 5 years prior to the call closing date. The applicant must have the support of a project leader who is permanently affiliated to a university of the French-speaking Community of Belgium.

Period: 3-year fixed-term contract. In addition, the fellowship can be used over a period of 6 years if an external funding is obtained in order to carry out a postdoctoral research outside the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.

Procedure: Electronic submission, via the F.R.S.-FNRS Semaphore platform (annual call at the end of December).

 

More info: https://www.fnrs.be/fr/financements/chercheur-postdoc#cr

FWO – Junior Postdoctoral Fellowship

Eligibility: Researchers holding a doctorate obtained after defending a thesis within 3 years before 1 October of the year in which the fellowship would start, or at 1 June of that year at the latest. The applicant must have the support of a supervisor who is permanently affiliated to a Flemish university or research institute.

Period: 3 years.

Procedure: Electronic submission, via the FWO e-portal (annual call in September).

 

More info: https://www.fwo.be/en/fellowships-funding/postdoctoral-fellowships/junior-postdoctoral-fellowship/

FWO – Senior Postdoctoral Fellowship

Eligibility: Researchers holding a PhD degree awarded minimum 3 years and maximum 6 years before 1 October of the year in which the fellowship would start. The applicant must have the support of a supervisor who is permanently affiliated to a Flemish university or research institute.

Period: 3 years.

Procedure: Electronic submission, via the FWO e-portal (annual call in September).

 

More info: https://www.fwo.be/en/fellowships-funding/postdoctoral-fellowships/senior-postdoctoral-fellowship/

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (IFs) – Horizon 2020

  • European Fellowship:

Eligibility: Researchers, coming to or moving within Europe, that hold a doctorate or have at least four years’ research experience at the date of the call deadline.

Period: 1 to 2 years

  • Global Fellowship:

Eligibility:  Researchers, going outside Europe, that hold a doctorate or have at least four years’ research experience at the date of the call deadline.

Period: 2 to 3 years, including a mandatory 12-month return phase in Europe.

Procedure: Electronic submission via the Participant Portal of the European Commission (the call usually opens in April and closes in September). Proposals must be submitted by the project leader of the researcher’s host institution.

More info: https://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/actions/individual-fellowships_en

 

Belgian American Educational Foundation (BAEF) Fellowships

 

Grants for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers to travel to the United States:

Eligibility: Applicants must be Belgian nationals.

Period: 1 year.

Procedure: Electronic submission via the BAEF website (calls take place once a year and close on 31 October of the year preceding travel to the United States).

 

More info: http://www.baef.be/documents/fellowships-for-belgian-citizens.xml?lang=en

Grants for U.S. citizens to study or perform research in Belgium:

Eligibility: Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Post-doctoral applicants should by July of the year in which the fellowship would start have no more than 2 years since obtaining their PhD degree.

Period: Fellowships are awarded for a minimum of 6 months, but are usually awarded for 1 year.

Procedure: Application form can be downloaded from the BAEF website (application deadline is October 31).

More info: http://www.baef.be/documents/fellowships-for-us-citizens.xml?lang=en

Fulbright fellowships

  • Grants for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers to travel to the United States:

 

Eligibility: Some funding options are open only to applicants of Belgian or Luxembourg nationality, while others are open to European citizens (Fulbright-Schuman Programme).

Period: 3 to 9 months.

Procedure: The online application form is available on the Fulbright website (calls take place once a year and close on 1 December of the year preceding travel to the United States).

 

More info: http://www.fulbright.be/awards/

 

  • Grants for U.S. citizens to study or perform research in Belgium and Luxembourg:

 

Eligibility: Students, academics and institutions in the U.S. can apply to one of the relevant Fulbright programmes for exchanges with or study/research visits in Belgium and Luxembourg.

Period: 3 to 9 months.

Procedure: Online application via the Fulbright website.

 

More info: http://www.fulbright.be/awards/grants-for-american-citizens/

 

 

Other fellowships – Specific topics

 

Grant from the Fund for Research Training in Industry and Agriculture (FRIA)

Eligibility: Holders of a Master’s degree in one of the health science, science and technology or psychology sciences disciplines listed under the FRIA regulations, obtained within the past seven years, and who meet the PhD entry requirements. The applicant must have the support of a supervisor who is permanently affiliated to a university of the French-speaking Community of Belgium.

Period: Grant for 27 months (or 15 months if the applicant applies after one year of PhD), renewable for 21 months.

Procedure: Electronic submission, via the F.R.S.-FNRS Semaphore platform (annual call closes at the beginning of September).

 

More info: https://www.frs-fnrs.be/en/financements/chercheur-doctorant#fria

 

Wallonia-Brussels International (WBI) doctoral and postdoctoral grant

 

Although all areas of research will be considered, the focus areas are: Transport and logistics; Mechanical Engineering; Life Sciences; Agro-industry; Aeronautics, Space and Environmental Technologies.

 

In.WBI – Postdoctoral fellowship for research in a higher education institution run or sponsored by the Wallonia-Brussels Federation:

Eligibility: Nationals of any country who hold a doctorate awarded by a foreign institution.

Period: Long-term grant for at least one year, renewable once, or short-term grant for a time period between one and three months.

Procedure: Application form must be submitted to WBI by email. Calls are open continuously (for long visits: one closing date per year in March preceding the academic year in which the visit would take place; for short visits: three closing dates per year).

 

More info: http://www.wbi.be/fr/inwbi#.XdVZLZNKiUm

 

WBI.world – Doctoral and postdoctoral grants for research in highly renowned institutions throughout the world:

 

Eligibility: Holders of a Master’s II degree awarded by the Wallonia-Brussels Federation or with equivalent training and/or a doctorate awarded by a higher education institution run or sponsored by the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.

Period: Long-term grant for at least one year, renewable up to 3 times at doctoral level and only once at postdoctoral level; or short-term grant for a time period between one and three months.

Procedure: Application form must be submitted to WBI either by post or in electronic format. Calls are open continuously (for long visits: one closing date per year in March preceding the academic year in which the visit would take place; for short visits: three closing dates per year).

More info: http://www.wbi.be/fr/WBI-WORLD#.XdVZspNKiUl