ICM-FWO PhD Fellowship in Management Sciences, Belgium


February 01, 2016


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ICM-FWO Fellowship

The ICM-FWO Fellowship is a specific funding channel to prepare young and promising researchers to complete their PhD based on high-quality research in the field of management sciences, from various basic disciplines, interdisciplinary and practice-oriented.


Period: 1 year, renewable twice
Net grant amount: minimum €1,860.55
Fixed bench fee: €3,720/year

Study period abroad in the second year (payment of one round trip to host country + tuition fee up to €20,000)

Call open
Deadline: 1 February 2016*
Announcement of results: 22 June 2016
Start of fellowship: 01 October 2016
Success rate 2015: 42,86%

*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. Candidates of another nationality must have a basic degree from one of the countries of the EU or the EEA or Switzerland.
  • You hold a Master's degree.
    If, on October 1, you are older than 31 years, you must have obtained this degree no longer than 5 years ago (see regulations for details).
  • You have not previously received an FWO fellowship (not even in part).
  • You can apply maximum two times for the same fellowship.
  • You have maximum three years of scientific seniority on October 1.
  • A study period abroad in the course of the second fellowship year is mandatory; the candidate is responsible for obtaining permission to enrol at a foreign institution. This study period must be included in the work schedule and be of demonstrable added value to the candidate's PhD research.
  • You agree with the Research Integrity Clause



  • You contact a supervisor affiliated to a Flemish university
  • The supervisor undertakes to properly coach and guide you as doctorandus.
  • The supervisor is asked by the FWO to write a letter of recommendation.
  • You submit your application via the online application.
  • The FWO organises a mandatory written admission test for candidates for an ICM-FWO Fellowship on March 4, 2015. At this admission test, candidates are asked to answer a number of transversal questions; candidates can prepare for this by consulting a list of papers (cf. infra). The admission test is compiled and evaluated by members of the ICM-FWO jury.
  • Applications of candidates who have passed the admission test are submitted to the ICM-FWO jury; candidates orally defend their application to the jury.
  • The jury ranks the applications and presents a funding proposal.
  • The Board of Trustees decides on the appointment.
  • You can ask for feedback on the decision.

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January 13, 2016
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