Global Minds Fund

Each year starting in 2017, the Federal Government will allocate funds to Ghent University through the office of the VLIR-UOS to further develop and expand its University Development Cooperation (UDC) capacity. Global Minds Fund Ghent University provides funding for initiatives that enhance the university’s research and/or teaching capacity with respect to development cooperation. This call reaches out to all Ghent community members, academic and non-academic staff and students, to propose scientific or educational oriented initiatives.

New opportunities to build innovative responses to global and local challenges.

These are the Global Minds calls:

Deadline proposals 2018: 28 August 2018
Deadline proposals 2019: 1 October 2018

 

1)        Operational Grants for doctoral and postdoctoral fellows (OPG) 2019

Ghent University wishes to provide funding to PhD students as well as young postdoctoral fellows to either support and expand their ongoing research on development-related research issues, promote the inclusion of a development cooperation dimension in their ongoing research or initiate university development cooperation research within their department.

The amount of the grant is € 12,500 and has to be spent between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2019.

For more information and how to apply, please download the Call for OPG and the Application Form for OPG .
Contact: Nancy.Terryn@UGent.be

 

2)       University Development Cooperation Capacity Building (CB) 2018 & 2019

GMF Ghent University provides funding for initiatives that enhance the university’s research and/or teaching capacity with respect to development cooperation. This call reaches out to all Ghent community members, academic and non-academic staff and students, to propose scientific or educational oriented initiatives.

Proposals can be submitted for two budget categories:
Category A up to €7,500 (e.g. explorative missions, guest lectures, staff training, …)
Category B up to €15,000 (e.g. conference)

The budget has to be spent:

  • For proposals 2018: between 1 September 2018 and 31 December 2018.
  • For proposals 2019: between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2019.

For more information and how to apply, please download the Call for CB 2018 or the call for CB 2019 and the Application Form for CB 2018 or 2019.

Contact: Veerle.Devriendt@UGent.be

 

3)       Sensitizing Events (SE) 2018 & 2019

The Global Minds Fund of Ghent University provides funding for events or actions that raise awareness among the Ghent University community (students, co-workers, other Ghent University stakeholders) about the challenges of developing countries in the wider context of global problems on the one hand and the approaches Ghent University is taking to tackle some of these problems on the other.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) identified by the United Nations will be used as guidance for themes within this call.

Selected proposals will be granted a contribution up to a maximum of € 3.500.

The budget has to been spent:

  • For proposals 2018: between 1 September 2018 and 31 December 2018.
  • For proposals 2019: between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2019.

For more information and how to apply, please download the Call for SE 2018 or the call for SE 2019 and the Application Form for SE 2018 or 2019.

Contact: Liesbeth.Vandepitte@UGent.be

 

4)       Short Research Stays (SRS) 2018 & 2019

GMF Ghent University provides funding to junior and senior researchers from one of the 31 VLIR-UOS countries who wish to spend a short research stay (SRS) at Ghent University to support and expand their ongoing research on development-related research issues.
Visitors will receive a monthly allowance for a stay between 1 month and 90 days (€1400/month). This grant does not provide the airline ticket.

The budget has to be spent:

  • For proposals 2018: between 1 September 2018 and 31 December 2018.
  • For proposals 2019: between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2019.


For more information and how to apply, please download the Call for SRS 2018, or the call for SRS 2019 and the Application Form for SRS 2018 or 2019 .
Contact: Veerle.Devriendt@UGent.be

 

EXTRA:

Global Minds VLIR-UOS Call (Definition & objectives: page 7-11)

Global Minds List of countries

List of selected projects Global Minds Fund Ghent University 2017

List of selected projects Global Minds Fund Ghent University 2018

Financial Guidelines