National Research Funding

On this webpage, you can find an overview of national funding agencies and different calls. Find out more details on internal submission procedures and support.

By funding agency

Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)

The FWO is an agency that supports ground-breaking fundamental and strategic research at the universities of the Flemish Community, and also stimulates cooperation between the Flemish universities and other research institutes.

Flanders Innovation and Entrepreneurship (VLAIO)

VLAIO encourages and supports innovation and entrepreneurship by funding research and development activities of entrepreneurs in Flanders.

Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO)

BELSPO is responsible for implementing and monitoring long-term research programmes whose framework of reference is international decision-making and agreements as well as governmental and ministerial statements.

Federal Public Service (FPS) Health

FPS Health offers researchers the opportunity to obtain funding for scientific research on food safety, animal and plant health policy and animal welfare.

By funding type

Funding for international mobility


Research Department - Research Co-ordination Office

  • Sien Smits, 09 264 30 28
  • Thijs De Jaeger, MS Teams
  • Patricia Vanbrabandt, 09 264 95 13
  • Nina De Wilde, 09 264 32 74
  • Fien Elderweirdt, 09 264 98 44