BOF PhD scholarship with I-SITE ULNE label

What?

Ghent University is one of the 14 partners in the excellence programme of Lille University (I-SITE Université Lille Nord-Europe or I-SITE ULNE). The aim of this excellence programme is to create research collaboration between Ghent University and Lille University or one of the other founding partners of the I-SITE ULNE excellence program throughout joint doctorates. Since 2019, Ghent University commits itself to allocate 2 BOF PhD scholarships with "I-SITE ULNE" label on an annual basis, for 3 consecutive years. Each year the 2 highest ranked applications with I-SITE ULNE label will be awarded on the condition they meet the requested quality requirements for the call BOF PhD scholarships.

Overview of the founding partners of the I-SITE ULNE excellence programme:

In addition, cooperation with CNRS, INSERM and INRIA is also possible on the condition that the candidate is affiliated to a laboratory of one of the founding partners in the I-SITE ULNE excellence project as mentioned above.

There are no thematic restrictions on the subject of the doctoral research.

Who?

To qualify for a BOF PhD scholarship with I-SITE ULNE label, the following conditions must be met:

  • At the moment of the application deadline of this call candidates must also have a promoter at Lille University or at one of the founding partners of the I-SITE ULNE excellence project in addition to a promoter at Ghent University.
  • The collaboration between Ghent University and Lille University or one of the founding partners of the I-SITE ULNE excellence project must be an added value for the PhD.
  • The candidate must enroll as a doctoral student at both institutions, and must carry out at least 6 months of doctoral research at Lille University or at one of the founding partners of the I-SITE ULNE excellence project.
  • In case the BOF PhD scholarship is awarded, the candidate is obliged to conclude a joint PhD agreement. After the doctoral defense the candidate will receive a joint diploma (diploma signed by both institutions) or a double diploma (separate diploma per institution).