Global Minds Fund

Since 2017, the Federal Government allocates 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, to propose scientific or educational oriented initiatives.

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

The Commission for Development Cooperation (COS) issues a permanent call in 2019 for proposals for these types of intervention:

1. University Development Cooperation Capacity Building: Explorative mission to prepare a UDC project proposal (CB PC 2019).
2. Sensitizing Events (SE PC 2019)

Deadline proposals: 26 April/30 August/8 November 2019 5:00pm (Belgian time)
 
1. University Development Cooperation Capacity Building (CB PC 2019): Explorative mission to prepare a UDC project proposal.

GMF Ghent University provides funding for initiatives that enhance the university’s research and/or teaching capacity with respect to development cooperation. This call aims at qualitative proposals for UDC projects in research, education and/or service to society. It provides funding to organise an explorative mission to and/or from a South partner to prepare a project proposal for funding agencies (VLIR-UOS, EU, World Bank, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation or others) and to enhance future collaboration in UDC.

Proposals can be submitted up to €7,500.

The budget has to be spent between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2019. Except for proposals for the last submission deadline 8 November 2019, also expenditures/activities in 2020 will be eligible.

For more information and how to apply, please download the Call for CB (PC 2019) and the Application Form for CB (PC 2019).
Contact: Veerle.Devriendt@UGent.be

2. Sensitizing Events (SE PC 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 per SE.

The budget has to be spent between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2019. Except for proposals for the last submission deadline 8 November 2019, also expenditures/activities in 2020 will be eligible.

For more information and how to apply, please download the Call for SE (PC 2019) and the Application Form for SE (PC 2019).
Contact: Liesbeth.Vandepitte@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

 
CLOSED GLOBAL MINDS FUND CALLS:

Call Operational Grants (OPG) 2019

Call Capacity Building (CB) 2019

Call Sensitizing Events (SE) 2019

Call Short Research Stays (SRS) 2019