Global Minds Open calls

New opportunities to build innovative responses to global and local challenges

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.

The Commission for Development Cooperation (COS) issues a call for activities in 2022 for proposals for these types of interventions:
- First submission deadline: 7 January, 2022, 5:00 pm (Belgian time)
- Final submission deadline: 22 April 2022, 5:00 pm (Belgian time)

1. University Development Cooperation Capacity Building (CB) for an  explorative mission 2022 to prepare a UDC project proposal engaging staff new in the field.

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

  1. qualitative fully-fledged proposals for the VLIR-UOS call for TEAM projects
  2. or qualitative proposals for open calls from different funding agencies (EU, World Bank, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation or others) for projects in research, education and/or or service to society with partners from the Global South.

This call 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 up to €7,500 .

  • For promoters, who will prepare a fully-fledged VLIR-UOS TEAM proposal, the grant must be spent between 15 March and 5 June 2022 (after evaluation concept notes).
  • For promoters, who will prepare a project proposal for a different funding agency, the grant must be spent between 1 February and 31 August 2022.
The next submission deadlines are
7 January (5:00 pm Belgian time): only for promoters preparing a project proposal for another call than VLIR-UOS TEAM/SI
22 April 2022 (5:00 pm Belgian time).

For more information and how to apply, please download the Call for CB 2022 and the Application Form for CB 2022.
Contact: Veerle.Devriendt@UGent.be

 

2. Sensitizing Events (SE) 2022

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) on Global South perspectives and challenges in a context of global issues and inequalities on the one hand, and on 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 February 2022 and 31 August 2022.

For more information and how to apply, please download the Call for SE 2022 and the Application Form for SE 2022.
Contact: Veerle.Devriendt@UGent.be

The Commission for Development Cooperation (COS) issues a permanent call in 2021-2022 for proposals for Short Research Stays (SRS):
Deadline proposals:  7 January 2022 / 22 April 2022, 5:00pm (Belgian time)

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).
The budget has to be spent between 1 December 2021 and 31 August 2022.

For more information and how to apply, please download the Permanent Call for SRS (new version since 10/12/21) and the Application Form for SRS PC 2021-2022 .
Contact: Veerle.Devriendt@UGent.be