Mama Magda Aquaculture Fund

The Mama Magda Aquaculture Fund (MMAF) offers young researchers from the South a stipend up to 15,000 EUR for a research stay of 6 months at Ghent University in preparation for a joint PhD between Ghent University and their host institution.

Research topics are defined by the range of disciplines covered by the UGent Aquaculture Research & Development Consortium.

Eligibility

 Students or young researchers from following UGent partner institutions are eligible for funding:

  • China: Ocean University of China
  • Ecuador: ESPOL
  • Indonesia: Universitas Udayana
  • Iran: Shiraz University
  • Malaysia:
    • Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
    • Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • South-Africa: Stellenbosch University
  • Thailand:
    • Kasetsart University
    • Chulalongkorn University
  • Vietnam:
    • Can Tho University
    • Hué University
    • Nong Lam University

 Governing bodies

  • Professor Ignace Lemahieu, UGent Director of Research, Chairman Management Committee
  • Professor emeritus Paul Van Cauwenberge, Honorary Rector UGent
  • Professor emeritus Patrick Sorgeloos, honorary chairman UGent Aquaculture R&D Consortium
  • Professor Annemie Decostere, Faculty Veterinary Medicine, member UGent Aquaculture R&D Consortium
  • Professor Marleen De Troch, Faculty of Sciences, member UGent Aquaculture R&D Consortium
  • Professor emeritus Willy Verstraete, former member UGent Aquaculture R&D Consortium
  • Professor Koen Goethals, Director University College Ghent (HoGent)
  • Dr. Philippe Léger, CEO INVE Aquaculture NV
  • Mrs. Isabelle Sorgeloos, eldest daughter of Patrick en Magda Sorgeloos
  • Mr. Geert Van de Gucht, UGent Director of Finances
  • Nancy Terryn, UGent University Development Cooperation , Secretary Management Committee
  • Professor Ignace Lemahieu, UGent Director of Research, Chairman Selection Committee
  • Professor Guido Van Huylenbroeck, Academic Director UGent Internationalisation
  • Professor Annemie Decostere, Faculty Veterinary Medicine, member UGent Aquaculture R&D Consortium
  • Professor Marleen De Troch, Faculty of Sciences, member UGent Aquaculture R&D Consortium
  • Professor emeritus Willy Verstraete, former member UGent Aquaculture R&D Consortium
  • Professor Koen Goethals, Director University College Ghent (HoGent)
  • Dr. Philippe Léger, CEO INVE Aquaculture NV
  • Professor emeritus Patrick Sorgeloos, honorary chairman UGent Aquaculture R&D Consortium, advisor, non-voting committee member
  • Nancy Terryn, UGent University Development Cooperation , Secretary Selection Committee
  • Paul Van Cauwenberge, Honorary Rector Ghent University
  • Patrick Sorgeloos, emeritus professor aquaculture, Ghent University
  • Sachi Kaushik, Past President European Aquaculture Society
  • Michael New, Past President World Aquaculture Society and European Aquaculture Society
  • Le Quang Minh, Past Rector Can Tho University, Vietnam
  • Sergio Flores, Past Rector Escuela Superior Politechnica del Litoral ESPOL, Ecuador
  • James S. Clegg, Past Director Bodega Marine Lab, University of California Davis, USA

Apply

Funding details, selection criteria, application form and other application details will be communicated soon. Please forward your expression of interest via so we can keep you updated on details as soon as available .

Donate

The MMAF operates on donations. Donations can be done via bank transfer or credit card: 

  • via bank transfer:
    Bank Name: ING Belgium
    Bank Address: Business Centre Gent, Kouter 173, 9000 Gent, Belgium
    IBAN number: BE26 3900 9658 0329
    SWIFT number: BBRU BE BB
    Account Number: 390-0965803-29
    Account Name: UGent Fondsenwerving
    Reference: Mama Magda Aquaculture Fund
  • via credit card - complete the online form with following details:
    name of the project or fund: Mama Magda fund
    file number of the project: BW_720

For more information, including tax deduction conditions,  contact .

Mama Magda Aquaculture Fund:
  • foster joint PhD degrees in aquaculture
  • stimulate North-South cooperation in aquaculture

Magda Vanhooren

 

 

The Mama Magda Aquaculture Fund was established by Ghent University in memory of Magda Vanhooren who took care of social matters for the foreign students at the Laboratory of Aquaculture & Artemia Reference Center ever since 1978 until her untimely disease and passing away in Spring 2010 (see: in memoriam)