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.

The Commission for Development Cooperation (COS) issues an extra call for proposals for this type of intervention:

University Development Cooperation Capacity Building (CB 2) 2019, Explorative mission between 14 February-17 May 2019
to prepare a VLIR-UOS project proposal Engaging staff new to the field.

GMF Ghent University provides funding for initiatives that enhance the university’s research and/or teaching capacity with respect to development cooperation. This call for capacity building aims at qualitative proposals for the VLIR-UOS call for South Initiatives and JOINT projects starting in 2020. It provides funding to organise an explorative mission to or from a South partner to prepare the proposal and to enhance future collaboration in UDC.

Proposals can be submitted for a budget up to €7,500. The budget has to be spent between 14 February 2019 and 17 May 2019.
The call particularly aims at engaging ZAP members new to the field of University Development Cooperation.


The final country list for the VLIR-UOS call SI/JOINT starting in 2020 is:

  • Africa: DR Congo, Kenya, Morocco, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania;
  • Asia: Cambodia, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia;
  • Latin America: Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru.

In contrast to the preliminary list in the Global Minds call 2019 (2), Indonesia is included, but Nicaragua is excluded.

 

Submission deadline: 18 January, 2019, 5:00 pm (Belgian time)

For more information and how to apply, please download the Call for CB 2019 (2) and the Application Form for CB 2019 (2) .
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

List of selected projects Global Minds Fund Ghent University 2019

Financial Guidelines