ASEANplus Mobility grant

Call for Spring 2020 is open!
Submission deadline: April 15, 2020

Objective of the Mobility grant

With the ASEANplus Moblity grant we wish to strengthen partnerships between Ghent University and Asian partner institutes. It allows Asian research, teaching or management staff members to spend time at Ghent University in order to gain a better insight in common interests and explore formal collaboration opportunities.

Grant specifications

The grant offers:

  • a 2000EUR contribution to travel, accommodation and living expenses
  • a stay of min 1 to max 3 months
  • a Ghent University visitor card which automatically gives access to UGent WiFi and the student restaurants
  • assistance (not funding!) for obtaining insurance, visa and application for housing at the university residences

Selection criteria and procedure

 The following criteria will be taken into account in the selection procedure:

  • The candidate’s profile
  • The overall quality of the proposal
  • The motivation and feasibility of the research/collaboration plan
  • Added value and sustainability

The ASEANplus Steering Committee with representatives from different faculties will review the applications.

The selection committee will also strive for a balance in:

  • Home institutions (geographic spread)
  • UGent faculties involved
  • New and existing partnerships

Ghent University conducts an active policy for diversity and equal opportunities and encourages everybody to apply.

How to apply

  1.  Complete the application form. In the application form, you are asked to briefly describe (in English!):
    • Personal information
    • The rationale of your stay: with what research group you would like to be affiliated, motivate how your current and future research would benefit from a research stay at Ghent University, what is the expected output and/or impact of your stay.
    • A research plan of max. 1500 words: research and/or objectives, methods and materials, a work plan for the intended visit, possible long-term cooperation plans, bibliography, …
    • Your signature and the signature of the UGent promotor; this implies that you need to have a UGent promotor already at application stage. The online research directory can help you finding a promotor, should there not be any links yet. You can also submit a short motivation by the UGent promotor, but this is optional.
    • A short CV (max 2 pages) in annex to the application form
  2. Submit the application by e-mail to in one PDF file no later than April 15 (by 23:59h CET). Incomplete or late submissions will not be considered. Each individual can only obtain one grant.


  • Submission deadline: April 15, 2020
  • Selection results: May 1, 2020
  • Mobility period: return before December 2020


The researcher is expected to submit a short activity report highlighting the output of the research stay at the end of the stay.

Fellowship grantees 2019

  • Dr IN Sokneang, Institute of Technology - Cambodia
  • Dr Ratha SOR, Royal University of Phnom Penh and Chea Sim University of Kamchaymear, Cambodia
  • Dr Anabella TULLIN, Visayas State University, Philippines
  • Dr Dimas Mohammad, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia