Faculty Mobility Fund

The faculty considers mobility in the context of research as an obvious part of the career of each researcher. Do you have one of the following modalities scheduled then you can apply for funding with the Faculty Mobility Fund (FacMob).

To be eligible for funding from the Faculty Mobility Fund a simultaneous FWO application is required (except for incoming mobility). The deadline for the FWO-submission is no later than 3 months prior to the departure date. Additional regulations can be found in the Faculty Mobility Fund Rule.s.

Conference, workshop or course

Funding for attending an international conference, workshop or course in Belgium and abroad, giving priority to young pre- and postdoctoral researchers.

Application form

Research stay abroad

Funding to give mainly young pre- and postdoctoral researchers the opportunity to undertake research in a foreign research institution. The goal of such collaboration is to bring the researcher's ongoing research in their own research group to a higher level, to facilitate international collaboration and for the researcher's personal and professional enrichment. The length of the research stay abroad is a minimum of 2 weeks and a maximum of 6 months.

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Research sabbatical (leave for a scientific assignment)

Funding to encourage researchers at Ghent University (appointed professorial staff (ZAP) members (≥50%) or part-time professorial staff (ZAP) members with an additional university hospital appointment (≥50%)) to stay with a research institution (university, research institute, research department in a company or hospital) for at least 3 and at most 12 months to gain expertise that could provide significant added value to Ghent University.

Application form

Incoming mobility: research stay of a foreign researcher

Funding to attract foreign postdoctoral researchers whose expertise will provide significant added value to Ghent University research group. The foreign postdoctoral researchers must be able to demonstrate at least 2 years of postdoctoral experience and must be internationally renowned for their expertise and research experience. The length of the research stay is a minimum of 1 week and a maximum of 6 months.

Application form

Incoming mobility: foreign guest speaker as part of a faculty research event

Funding of foreig guest speakers (employed by a university or research institution outside Belgium and with at least 5 years of postdoctoral experience) as an incentive for organizing scientific seminars, conferences and symposia within the Faculty. By inviting high-quality foreign experts the Faculty wants to create an international research setting and more research cooperation. This mobility will be, depending on the availability of the budget of the FacMob, announced and granted ad hoc.

Application form


Additional information                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Secretariat of the Faculty Mobility Fund: Bart Bontinck                                                                                                                          Employee Scientific Research Committee: Charlotte Crokaerts                                                                                                                                                                   Chair of the Faculty Mobility Fund: Prof. Wim Derave