Faculty Mobility and sabbatical Fund (FacMob)

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 and sabbatical Fund (FacMob).

Coronavirus guidelines for submitting a FacMob application - 25 March 2020:

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, all service and study trips are postponed or cancelled until further notice. No FacMob travel grants will be given to research mobility during the period that this guideline remains in force. The next deadline of the FacMob (1/4/2020) will therefore be postponed until there is more clarity as to how researchers' mobility will be admitted in the coming months. You can still apply for a FacMob travel grant, but it will not be processed for the time being (sabbatical applications excluded). As soon as international mobility has been admitted again, the FacMob will be flexible with regard to deadlines for departure.

 

Coronavirus guidelines for FacMob travel grants - 16 March 2020:

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, many conferences and outgoing/incoming research stays are postponed or cancelled. The FacMob of our faculty has already granted credits for some of these conferences and research stays. The following measures apply to these FacMob travel grants*:

  • either the FacMob travel grant is used to cover the costs already incurred for a cancelled or postponed conference/research stay (e.g. plane ticket, conference registration fee). In this case, the possibility to apply for the same type of mobility in 2020 expires. In order to realise this reimbursement, you must: follow the reimbursement procedure of the FacMob: see Faculty Mobility Regulations p12, add proof that the costs incurred cannot be claimed back (e.g. proof that the travel agency does not wish to carry out a reimbursement), state that this is a reimbursement due to the coronavirus.
  • either the FacMob travel grant will be used for the same conference/research stay at a later time. In doing so, the FacMob's granting modalities will continue to be respected (see Faculty Mobility Regulations) and the duration of the stay as well as the scientific objective(s) and host institution(s) as described in your original application must still be feasible/applicable. In order to realise this rebooking type 1 you must: follow the application procedure of the FacMob: see application forms below and the Faculty Mobility Regulations. The application for this rebooking type 1 must be submitted before departure and before 1/12/2020, stating that this is a rebooking type 1.
  • either the FacMob travel grant will be used for a new conference/research stay in 2020. In order to realise this rebooking type 2, you must: follow the FacMob application procedure: see the application forms below and the Faculty Mobility Regulations. The application for this rebooking type 2 must be submitted before departure and before 1/12/2020, stating that this is a rebooking type 2.

A combination of the above options is not allowed.

In any case, any departure (using FacMob means) is only permitted on the basis of a positive travel advice from UGent and the host organisation. The applicable guidelines and procedures of UGent and the host organisation must be respected.

*Please note: If, in the case of outgoing mobility, the compulsory parallel FWO application has been granted, the rule remains that the possibility of funding from the FacMob lapses. Be sure to take a look at the guidelines for FWO travel credits as a result of the coronavirus.

To be eligible for funding from the Faculty Mobility and sabbatical 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 Rules.

Outgoing mobility: 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 (ZAP-members do not belong to the target group).

Application form

Outgoing mobility: Research stay abroad

Funding to give pre- and postdoctoral researchers the opportunity to undertake research in a foreign research institution (including intersectoral mobility to a non-academic institution). Full-time professorial staff (ZAP) members and part-time professorial staff (ZAP) members with a full-time UGent and/or UZ Gent appointment are also eligible. 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.

Application form

Outgoing mobility: Research sabbatical (leave for a scientific assignment)

Funding to encourage researchers at Ghent University (appointed full-time professorial staff (ZAP) members or part-time professorial staff (ZAP) members with a full-time UGent and/or UZ Gent appointment) 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. Priority will be given to research sabbaticals abroad but also a home sabbatical at Ghent University is possible.

Application form

Facultair beleid onderzoekssabbaticals (Only in Dutch)

Report after the research sabbatical

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 and sabbatical Fund: Bart Bontinck                                                                                               Employee Scientific Research Committee: Charlotte Crokaerts                                                                                                                                                                 Chairman and Vice-chairman of the Faculty Mobility and sabbatical Fund: Prof. Wim Derave and Prof. Robrecht Raedt