Flemish funding for international collaboration

From Ghent University

The international thematic networks are cooperative networks consisting of Ghent University staff members and international partners concerning a specific topic of excellence in education and research.

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Ghent University encourages mobility amongst researchers. Therefore, every faculty of Ghent University has a specific Mobility and Sabbatical Fund to support incoming and outgoing mobility. The faculties have each developed a faculty regulation in which the financing possibilities of the Faculty Mobility and Sabbatical Fund are defined in detail.

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From FWO

International mobility

The FWO promotes international mobility by giving researchers the opportunity to go abroad and gain experience in international research groups, or by attracting researchers from abroad.

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International collaboration

The FWO is keen on promoting international collaboration as a driving force for excellence. That is why the FWO:

  • signs agreements with a number of countries for the funding of potential exchange projects
  • offers researchers in Flanders various opportunities for intra-European collaboration linked to Weave or the European Framework Programme
  • signs bilateral agreements with a number of extra-European countries for the funding of joint research projects.

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International contacts

The FWO supports:

  • coordination activities of international collaborative associations;
  • the organisation of scientific conferences where the international and inter-university dimension is a central element of the programme;
  • researchers with the coordination of Scientific Research Networks.

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In order to promote cooperation and coordination between the various research and innovation programmes of the EU member states and associated countries, the European Commission has a number of networks within H2020 that contribute to the realisation of the European Research Area (ERA).

Thanks to the participation of Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship in these international networks, Flemish project partners can also gain direct subsidies from Flanders for their international collaboration related to innovation and R&D. The agency engages its existing support programmes to realise funding of Flemish partners within these networks.

Subsidies voor O&O&I in een internationaal consortium | Agentschap Innoveren en Ondernemen (vlaio.be)