Eureast Platform Short-term Fellowship Programme

Every two years, the Eureast Platform offers visiting fellowships to doctoral-level researchers affiliated with a higher education or research institution in a country covered by the Eureast Platform's regional scope.

In the framework of this visiting fellowship programme, the Eureast Platform hosts visiting fellows from the following countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. Scholars at risk from Belarus and Russia residing in Europe are also welcome to apply. The successful applicants will be given an office space and access to facilities (such as the library) as a Ghent University visiting scholar.

Awardees will have the chance to spend a research stay of minimum one month and maximum three months in order to collaborate with Ghent University’s scholars and to expand their academic network. Awardees are expected to be present at Ghent University, to take part in its academic activities and to contribute to its intellectual community. Visiting scholars will be invited to deliver at least one lecture or seminar to fellow researchers and students. Hence, proficiency in English is a requisite for all applicants.

The next call will be announced in fall 2025.

More information about the programme and how to apply

    Special research Fund – doctoral scholarships for candidates from the developing countries

    • With support from its “Special Research Fund” (BOF) Ghent University grants PhD “sandwich” scholarships to promising PhD students from developing countries who wish to carry out half of their PhD research at Ghent University ('North') and half at a university in a developing country ('South').
    • Ghent University only finances the part of the research that will be carried out in Ghent (24 months), the candidate must have full-time funding for the other 24 months of research to be carried out in the South.
    • Researchers from Kyrgyzstan,Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan are eligible for this funding.
    • Check the dedicated page for more information and deadline.

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