Faculty Research Fund

Through the Faculty Research Fund, faculty staff are entitled to funding to help them with their research.

Important changes from January 1, 2020

General conditions

  • Applications must be submitted at least one week before the meeting of the CWO
  • Applications can not be handled retroactively (i.e., the application can not relate to a period started before the meeting of the CWO)
  • Please make sure that your file at flwresearch and in Biblio is always fully up-to-date

CWO-meeting Dates 2020-2021

  • Wednesday, August 26 (12:00)
  • Wednesday, September 23 (12:00)
  • Wednesday, October 21 (12:00)
  • Wednesday, November 25 (12:00)
  • Wednesday, January 13 (12:00)
  • Wednesday, February 10 (12:00)
  • Wednesday, March 17 (12:00)
  • Wednesday, April 21 (12:00)
  • Wednesday, June 2 (12:00)
  • Wednesday, July 7 (12:00)
  • Wednesday, August 25 (12:00)

Contact

For applications and more information, please use

AAP starting grant

Automatic and one-off financial assistance for all junior assistants, post-doctoral assistants, the faculty’s predoc and postdoc fellows subsidized by third parties, provided they do not have their own operating funds

Travel grant

Financial assistance for predocs, postdocs and ZAP to allow them to participate in academic conferences abroad, brief research stays abroad or international workshops

  • PREDOC: max. 2 times a year / POSTDOC: max. 2 times a year / ZAP: max. once a year
  • Amount: travel costs, flat rate for lodgings, enrolment fee. 
    The flat rate per night is a maximum amount, intended to cover the costs of the overnight stay: please ask for a lower amount if sufficient. This leaves money for applications by your colleagues.
  • As a rule, you should first submit a corresponding application to the FWO (Research Foundation Flanders) (first FWO?). You send this FWO application along with your application to the CWO. The result of your FWO application must not yet be known in order to be able to submit your application to the CWO, but please send the FWO result as quickly as possible to the CWO.
    Only PhD students who do not yet meet the FWO publication requirements can receive a travel grant on the Faculty Research Fund (max. 2 times) without first submitting an application to the FWO
  • Doctoral students who wish to use this grant for attending a workshop should request the registration fee part via the Doctoral School
  • Regulations (Art. 13-19)
  • Application Form
The resources of the CWO are limited. Try to limit your travel and accommodation costs. Staff members who are employed on larger projects (genre ERC, Methusalem, Odysseus, ...) are expected to be able to finance their research trips with the financial resources of the project.

Extended stay

Financial assistance for predocs, postdocs and ZAP for longer stays in a foreign research institution (min. 3 weeks)

  • PREDOC: once / POSTDOC: once / ZAP: once every five years
  • Amount: travel costs, flat rate for lodgings (up to EUR 1,500 per month, up to EUR 6,000 in total), family allowance (if applicable). 
    The flat rate per night is a maximum amount, intended to cover the costs of the overnight stay: please ask for a lower amount if sufficient. This leaves money for applications by your colleagues.
  • As a rule, you should first submit a corresponding application to the FWO (Research Foundation Flanders) (first FWO?). You send this FWO application along with your application to the CWO. The result of your FWO application must not yet be known in order to be able to submit your application to the CWO, but please send the FWO result as quickly as possible to the CWO.
  • Regulations (Art. 20-26)
  • Application Form

Intersectoral stay

Financial assistance for predocs, postdocs and ZAP for a longer stay in another, private or public institution outside academia (min. 3 weeks)

  • PREDOC: once / POSTDOC: once / ZAP: once every five years
  • Amount: travel costs, flat rate for lodgings (up to EUR 1,500 per month, up to EUR 6,000 in total), family allowance (if applicable). 
    The flat rate per night is a maximum amount, intended to cover the costs of the overnight stay: please ask for a lower amount if sufficient. This leaves money for applications by your colleagues.
  • As a rule, for a stay abroad, you should first submit a corresponding application to the FWO (Research Foundation Flanders) (first FWO?). You send this FWO application along with your application to the CWO. The result of your FWO application must not yet be known in order to be able to submit your application to the CWO, but please send the FWO result as quickly as possible to the CWO.
  • Regulations (Art. 27-33)
  • Application Form

Incoming stay

Financial assistance for foreign researchers with a minimum of two years’ postdoctoral experience for an academic stay at the faculty (min. 1 month, max. 3 months), on the nomination of a member of the faculty

Sabbatical

Substitution for Tenured Academic Staff members who are looking for a sabbatical leave (ideally 6 months, min. 3 months, max. 12 months)

  • Extent: substitution by a guest professor, limited to an appointment of maximum 50%
  • Submission dates: applications will be dealt with at the CWO meeting in May (c.q. June) or November (c.q. December)
  • It is no longer necessary/possible to first submit an application to the FWO (Research Foundation Flanders). Those who receive a sabbatical can request a top-up for research activities, scientific stays, etc. from the FWO.
  • Regulations (Art. 42-50)
  • Application Form

Organisational grant

Financial assistance for the organisation of an academic conference or a meeting of an academic society, at the request of a member of the faculty

Valorisation grant - new!

Financial support for valorisation initiatives, based on the education and research expertise of the applicant(s)

  • Amount: max. 2,500 euros (with an amount for communication purposes limited to 1,500 euros)
  • Regulations (art. 56-60)
  • Application form

Grant upon request

Financial assistance for fully reasoned requests for other research support

    • Amount: depending on the request
    • Applications are assessed in an ad-hoc manner depending on (1) the appropriateness of the application and (2) the resources available
    • Regulations (Art. 61-64)
    • Application Form