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Call for initiatives 2020-2021

For the academic year 2020-2021, as a part of measures taken to slow the spread of COVID-19, course organizers should opt for blended/online alternatives whenever possible. For more information, see our COVID-19 website.

The Doctoral Schools call on professors and postdoctoral fellows to submit proposals for the organisation of front line activities that directly address current training needs and demands of young researchers.

In 2020 and 2021 four types of activities are eligible for funding:

(1) Specialist courses as part of the Doctoral Training Programme: cf. Call for specialist courses + application form (recurring deadlines: 15 February, 31 May, 15 October; next deadline: 31 May 2021)

(2) Multi- or Interdisciplinary Summer/Autumn/Winter/Spring Schools: cf. Call for seasonal schools  + application form (recurring deadlines: 15 February, 15 October; next deadline: 15 October 2021)

(3) ‘Hot topic lectures’ addressing gender and diversity in research careers, research ethics & integrity, research valorisation, entrepreneurship and/or sustainability: cf. Call for ‘Hot topic lectures’ (to be submitted at least one month prior to the planned activity)

(4) ‘Meet the PhD Jury’ activities on the occasion of a PhD defence: cf. Call for ‘Meet the PhD Jury’ activities (to be submitted at least one month prior to the planned activity)

Interuniversity call 2019-2020 (only for scientific societies and centers of expertise)

Many scientific associations/societies and centers of expertise already organise activities that could be interesting for doctoral students and postdocs.

To encourage and support such activities, the Doctoral Schools of the five Flemish universities have decided to provide grants of maximum 5.000€ for one-day activities and maximum 8.000€ for activities of two or more days. Examples of such initiatives are workshops, summer schools, conferences...

Call for proposals is currently closed.

Specialist courses: specific funding rules per Doctoral School

Doctoral School of Arts, Humanities and Law (in Dutch)

Doctoral School of Life Sciences and Medicine

Doctoral School of Natural Sciences

Doctoral School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (in Dutch)

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