Assistance to FWO and Special Research Fund applications

The faculty wants to assist its researchers when they apply for mandates and projects at the FWO and the Special Research Fund (BOF). It therefore organizes various information sessions for its researchers every year.

FWO, new application deadlines:
- Postdocs: December 3, 2018 ("junior postdoctoral fellowship" and "senior postdoctoral fellowship")
- Predocs: March 1, 2019 ("PhD Fellowship fundamental research" and "PhD fellowship strategic basic research")
- Projects: April 1, 2019 ("junior research projects" and "senior research projects")

UGent information session: postdocs at the FWO

Faculty information session: postdocs at the FWO who want to submit to Cult-5

  • What: information session about the junior and senior postdoctoral fellowships at the FWO
  • Target group: postdoctoral candidates who want to submit to Cult-5
  • When: Thursday October 11, 2018, at 0:30 pm
  • Location: Blandijn faculty hall

Faculty information session: postdocs at the FWO who want to submit to Cult-2

  • What: information session about the junior and senior postdoctoral fellowships at the FWO
  • Target group: postdoctoral candidates who want to submit to Cult-2
  • When: Friday October 12, 2018, at 4:00 pm
  • Location: Blandijn faculty hall

Faculty information session: postdocs at the FWO who want to submit to Cult-3 or Cult-4

  • What: information session about the junior and senior postdoctoral fellowships at the FWO
  • Target group: postdoctoral candidates who want to submit to Cult-3 or Cult-4
  • When: Wednesday October 24, 2018, at 1:00 pm
  • Location: Ufo, meeting room 1st floor

Seminar: How to apply for a research grant?

  • What: seminar with plenary lectures (FWO reforms, presentation techniques, grant writing) and short workshops (grant writing)
  • Target group: all UGent researchers (plenary lectures, until 3:00 pm) / candidate postdocs (workshops, from 3:00 pm)
  • When: Monday November 12, 2018, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
  • Location: Academie Raadzaal (Aula campus)

Faculty information session about research

  • What: general information session about FWO and BOF funding, about the faculty research fund, about the faculty research platform, about data management, etc.
  • Target group: all colleagues (esp. new colleagues), but also students who are considering a FWO or BOF PhD fellowship can be invited via their supervisor.
  • When: Tuesday December 4, 2018, at 1:30 pm
  • Location: Blandijn, aud. 1 (Jan Broeckx)
  • Check or review the presentation

Faculty information session: predocs at the FWO who want to submit to Cult-2

  • What: information session about the 'PhD Fellowship fundamental research' at the FWO
  • Target group: predoctoral candidates who want to submit to Cult-2
  • When: Friday December 7, 2018, at 4:00 pm
  • Location: Blandijn, 100.017

DOZA information session on PhD fellowships

  • What: information session about Aspirant fundamental research (FWO), Aspirant strategic basic research (FWO) and Baekeland mandates (VLAIO)
  • Target group: predoctoral candidates
  • When: Wednesday December 19, 2018, at 10:30 am
  • Location: Academieraadzaal, Volderstraat 9
  • Registration / more information

DOZA information session on postdoctoral fellowships

  • What: information session about Innovation mandates (VLAIO)
  • Target group: postdoctoral candidates
  • When: Wednesday December 19, 2018, at 9:00 am
  • Location: Academieraadzaal, Volderstraat 9
  • Registration / more information

Have your proposals read in advance

  • Those who submit to Cult-1 can have their postdoc or predoc proposals read in advance. Proposals may be sent to Mark Janse, who then distributes them among colleagues such as Klaas Willems, Ludovic De Cuypere, ...
  • Those who submit to Cult-2 can have their postdoc or predoc proposal read in advance by Elizabeth Amann, Gert Buelens or (for proposals in literary studies) Elke Gilson. Deadline for postdoc proposals is November 15, 2018. Deadline for predoc proposals is February 15, 2019.
  • Those who submit to Cult-3 can have their postdoc or predoc proposals read in advance by Philippe Crombé, Steven Vanderputten, Eric Vanhaute, Peter Van Nuffelen, Stefan Meysman or Julie Van Bogaert. This is allowed at an early stage. Deadline for postdoc proposals is November 21, 2018. Deadline for predoc proposals is February 15, 2019.
  • Those who submit to Cult-4 can have their postdoc or predoc proposal read in advance by Ann Heirman or Peter Van Nuffelen. Deadline is a week before the deadline at the FWO.
  • Those who submit to Cult-5 can have their postdoc or predoc proposal read in advance by Gertrudis Van de Vyver. Deadline is a week before the deadline at the FWO.
  • Candidates from the Department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication can also have their proposal read by Bart Defrancq or Kristof De Leemans.

Documentation and examples

Faculty intranet > bestuur en beleid > commissies > commissie wetenschappelijk onderzoek > referentiedocumenten > FWO en BOF

  • Examples of previous successful applications (thanks to colleagues who provided them). These examples are illustrative and provide a first insight into what is expected of a good application. Do not copy anything from these examples. Copying is plagiarism and plagiarism will be recognized. The examples are purely for internal use.

  • Other useful information: powerpoints, percentile values, exporting my bibliography to the FWO-portal, ...