Research Equipment

Through this call Ghent University supports once every three years the purchase of basic research equipment with a maximum value of 150.000 euro (VAT incl.). Especially for the alpha-faculties, the call also provides the opportunity to purchase or implement large databases, such as commercial databases, data collections obtained through surveys or panel studies.

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Funding and starting date

  • funding: max. €150.000 (VAT incl.)
  • deadline: 4 june 2020
  • results online: 11 November 2020
  • start funding: 1 december 2020

Specifications

  • The call for the purchase of research equipment focuses on basic research equipment with a maximum value of €150.000 (VAT incl.);
  • Especially for the alpha-faculties, the call also provides the opportunity to purchase or implement large databases, such as commercial databases, data collections obtained through surveys or panel studies;
  • Proposals for the purchase of equipment should be related to the activities of the research group in question. The importance of the research equipment should be demonstrated by referring to the group's research activities and scientific output, and to the relevant funding that the researchers have acquired in the recent past

Who can apply?

The proposals must be submitted by a promoter associated with Ghent University . One or more co-promoters (max. 3) are allowed but not obligated. 

Conditions for (co-)promotership

Evaluation criteria

the criteria for evaluation are:

  • the scientific level of the (co)promoter(s);

  • the qualitative scientific basis of the application,

  • the relevance of the requested basic research equipment within the context and strategy of the research group at Ghent University. This includes the following conditions:

  1. the basic character of the requested research equipment: is the equipment essential for a research group to realize output?

  2. the added value of the basic research equipment for Ghent University: efficiency, wide availability of the equipment for other researchers, etc..

  3. the use of the basic research equipment for research/education/academic services: the purchased equipment has to be used mainly for research purposes and, to a lesser extent, in the context of teaching assignments or academic services.

How to apply?

  • Applications must be submitted on the application forms and submitted by e-mail to
  • Applications can be submitted either in Dutch or English.
  • deadline: 4 June, 23:59
  • at least one price offer must be included. When applicable please also include parallel applications.

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Additional information for applicants

Results

  • Results online in November 2020

Scientific report

  • Two years after the new equipment came into operation, the promoter must submit a scientific report on the use of the new equipment for research purposes.
  • The scientific reportmust be sent electronically to BOFapplication@ugent.be.

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Contact

Research Department
Research Co-ordination Office - Special Research Fund

Mrs. Cédrique Walthoff-Borm

E

T 09/264.30.90

Call and application forms

The entire call and application form can also be downloaded