Starting credit for newly appointed members of the ZAP

Aim

The Scientific Research Committee (CWO) grants financial support to new members of the independent academic staff (ZAP). The grant supports early-career academics in developing their independent research and research groups.

Application procedure

Who can apply?

  • Only ZAP of Ghent University (at the FBE) are eligible. Guest lecturers are not eligible.
  • The ZAP starting credit can only be granted to persons who have obtained their ZAP-status max. 5 years ago. The years as OP3-member at the university college are taken into account for this max. of 5 years.
  • The ZAP-member must have an assignment of at least 50%.
  • ZAP-members with a temporary assignment must have an assignment of at least 3 years.

What can be applied for?

  • A one time starting credit of 12,500 euro.
  • Part time ZAP receive a partial starting credit, proportional to their assignment.

When can an application be submitted?

The application can be submitted throughout the year. Unless their is a full agenda, the application will be discussed during the following meeting of the CWO.

The total number of granted applications is limitated per year. For 2017, a max. of 62,500 EUR for ZAP starting credits can be granted. Applications that could not be granted because of this budget limitation, can be postponed by the Committee to the next year.

How to apply?

First register and afterwards complete the application form.

Annexes to be submitted?

If the application aims at purchasing research equipment, a copy of different price offers has to be added to the application.

PLEASE DO NOT ADD ANY ORIGINAL RECEIPTS OR OTHER ORIGINAL PROOFS OF PAYMENT TO YOUR APPLICATION! YOU HAVE TO SUBMIT THESE AFTER CONFIRMATION BY THE FACULTY BOARD!

Procedure of decision making

  1. The applicant is invited to the meeting of the CWO to present the purpose of the grant in the context of his research goals.
  2. In absence of the applicant, the Committee formulates an opinion on the approval or disapproval of the application.
  3. The Committee forwards its opinion to the Faculty Board, that takes the decision.
  4. After the meeting of the Faculty Board the applicant will be informed of the decision by e-mail.