Funding opportunities

Funding opportunities

An overview of the different funding possibilities for research at Ghent University.

An overview of the different funding possibilities for research at Ghent University.

Some funding agencies offer possibilities for pre- or postdoctoral researchers to apply for a scholarship or fellowship at Ghent University on an individual basis.

  • Before applying, candidates should always seek approval of a professor at Ghent University (contact details of all research groups).
  • Doctoral candidates with external funding are advised to have clear agreement with their supervisor on additional allowances for their research stay (cf. supervision allowance or bench fee).
  • Your own government may also offer scholarships for study and/or research abroad. Contact the appropriate authorities in your country.

By career stage

PhD candidates

General information on applying for a PhD at Ghent University

Postdoctoral opportunities

Projects & Institutional cooperation

International education projects

By funding source

More information

These are some external websites offering a helping hand during your scholarship search:

Predoctoral opportunities

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Postdoctoral opportunities

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Institutional cooperation

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Development cooperation funding

Various other funding opportunities

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Mobility Fund

Ghent University encourages mobility amongst researchers. Therefore, every faculty of Ghent University has a specific Mobility Fund to support incoming and outgoing mobility. All faculties have drawn up specific rules and regulations on how to apply for mobility funding.

Faculty of Arts and Philosophy

Faculty of Law and Criminology

Faculty of Sciences

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Faculty of Engineering and Architecture

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

    Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

    Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences

    Faculty of Bioscience Engineering

    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

    Faculty of Political and Social Sciences

    Special Research Fund (BOF)

    Cofunding for Chinese candidates with a CSC grant

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    Doctoral Scholarships for candidates from developing countries

    Doctoral Scholarships for candidates from developing countries - information and application form- Special Research Fund - BOF

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    Doctoral Scholarships

    Doctoral scholarships - Special Reserach Fund - information and application - BOF

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    Postdoctoral Fellowships

    postdoctoral mandates funded at Ghent University

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    selection results

    selection results doctoral en postdoctoral scholarships funded at Ghent University

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    Ghent university - Special Research Fund

    doctoral en post-doctoral scholarships at Ghent University

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    Automatically awarded Starting Grant

    Automatically awarded Starting Grant at the Special Research Fund Ghent University

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    Research equipment

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    interdisciplinary research projects

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    Concerted Research Actions

    call Concerted Research Actions

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    2-4 Year Research Projects

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    Interuniversity BOF-projecten (iBOF)

    Interuniversity BOF-projecten (iBOF)

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    BOF deadlines

    BOF deadlines

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    Additional information for BOF funding

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    Methusalem

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    COVID-19 research project

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    European and other international funding

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    National

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