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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Starting date and funding

  • funding: max. €150.000 (VAT incl.)
  • 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
  • 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.
  • at least one price offer must be included. When applicable please also include parallel applications.

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. 

Promoter

  • The proposals must be submitted by a promoter who is, at the moment of the deadline of this call, associated with Ghent University either as:
    • a member of the tenured academic staff (Zelfstandig Academisch Personeel - ZAP);
    • a visiting professor with (at least) a research assignment
    • a senior assistant, senior lector, assistant professor, associate professor, full professor or senior full professor within the integration framework at UGent who holds a PhD degree
  • This promoter acts as the sole authorized person for the granted research budget (Grants Code) and as spokesperson. The promoter carries the responsibility for the proper implementation of and reporting on the project.
  • Promoters are asked to mention the ORCID-ID and make it publically available.

Co-promoter (max. 3) (not mandatory)

  • Co-promoters have no access to the budget (Grants Code) for this BOF funding.
  • At the moment of the deadline, each copromoter must:
    • have an appointment at Ghent University (including “FWO postdoctorale onderzoekers” en “IWT onderzoeksmandaten”), the University Hospital, VIB Ghent, IMEC Ghent, IMinds Ghent and/or Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School or at one of the University Colleges (“hogescholen”) from the Ghent University Association and
    • have a PhD degree
  • The status of the co-promoter (including the type and duration of the appointment) and the home institution have to be specified in the application forms.
  • Co-promoters are asked to mention the ORCID-ID and make it publically available.

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

  • deadline: 4 june 2020, 23:59

Results

  • Results online: in November 2020

Contact

Research Department
Research Co-ordination Office - Special Research Fund

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Call and application forms

The entire call and application form can also be downloaded

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.