Global Minds Fund

Each year starting in 2017, the Federal Government will allocate funds to Ghent University through the office of the VLIR-UOS to further develop and expand its University Development Cooperation (UDC) capacity. Global Minds Fund Ghent University provides funding for initiatives that enhance the university’s research and/or teaching capacity with respect to development cooperation. This call reaches out to all Ghent community members, academic and non-academic staff and students, to propose scientific or educational oriented initiatives.

These are the 3 Global Minds calls (deadline: 26th of April 2017):

 

1)        Operational Grants for doctoral and postdoctoral fellows (OPG)

Ghent University wishes to provide funding to PhD students as well as young postdoctoral fellows to either support and expand their ongoing research on development-related research issues, promote the inclusion of a development cooperation dimension in their ongoing research or initiate university development cooperation research within their department.

The amount of the grant is € 12,500.

For more information and how to apply, please download the Call for OPG and the Application Form for OPG .
Contact: Nancy.Terryn@UGent.be

 

2)       University Development Cooperation Capacity Building (CB)

GMF Ghent University provides funding for initiatives that enhance the university’s research and/or teaching capacity with respect to development cooperation. This call reaches out to all Ghent community members, academic and non-academic staff and students, to propose scientific or educational oriented initiatives.

Proposals can be submitted for two budget categories:
Category A up to €7,500 (e.g. explorative missions, guest lectures, staff training, …)
Category B up to €15,000 (e.g. conference)

For more information and how to apply, please download the Call for CB and the Application Form for CB .
Contact: Veerle.Devriendt@UGent.be

 

3)       Sensitizing Events (SE)

The Global Minds Fund of Ghent University provides funding for events or actions that raise awareness among the Ghent University community (students, co-workers, other Ghent University stakeholders) about the challenges of developing countries in the wider context of global problems on the one hand and the approaches Ghent University is taking to tackle some of these problems on the other.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) identified by the United Nations will be used as guidance for themes within this call.

Selected proposals will be granted a contribution up to a maximum of € 3,500 per SE.

For more information and how to apply, please download the Call for SE and the Application Form for SE .
Contact: Liesbeth.Vandepitte@UGent.be

 

EXTRA:

Global Minds VLIR-UOS Call (Definition & objectives: page 7-11)

Global Minds List of countries