FWO Special PhD Fellowship in Belgium, 2016


February 01, 2016



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Special PhD fellowship

The special PhD fellowship enables persons not employed within scientific research to complete a PhD within one year. Applicants must be in possession of a "temporary leave" certificate issued by their current employer.


Period: 1 year
Net scholarship amount: identical to the last net salary of the main activity
Call open
Deadline: 1 February 2016*
Announcement of results: 22 June 2016
Start of fellowship: 1 September 2016
Success rate 2015: 41,67%

*If this date falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the closing date is moved to the following Monday at 17:00.

Profile and conditions

  • You 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.
  • You hold a Master's degree.
  • You are permanently employed.
  • You are not professionally involved in scientific research.
  • Your employer is willing to give you temporary leave or unpaid leave for 1 year. You are entitled to return to your job after the leave ends.
  • You relinquish any secondary activity and associated remuneration.
  • You 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.
  • You agree with the Research Integrity Clause
  • Procedure

  • You contact a supervisor affiliated to a Flemish university
  • The supervisor undertakes to properly coach and guide you as doctorandus.
  • The supervisor is invited by the FWO to write a letter of recommendation.
  • You complete your application online
  • Your application is submitted to the FWO Expert Panels.
  • The Expertpanels report to the Board of Trustees.
  • The Board of Trustees decides on your appointment.

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January 12, 2016
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