BOZI: Berichten over Onderzoek en Internationalisering (UGent)

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ECR: a central platform for Early Career Researchers community

By early career researchers (ECRs) for ECRs to find and discuss funding opportunities, share experiences, mentor peers, and create impact through community engagement.

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KOTK: clinical research

Kom op tegen Kanker (KOTK) funds clinical research that meets four conditions: (1) the research is carried out in (ex-)cancer patients, (2) a medical intervention (diagnostic or therapeutic) is tested on patients in prospective studies, (3) the study investigates the effect of this intervention, (4) the aim of the intervention is to improve the chances of survival or the quality of life.

BUDGET: no limit, up to 4 years
DEADLINE abstract: 31 Jan, 2020
DEADLINE proposal: 30 June 2020
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KOTK: doctoral fellowship

For promising scientists who carry out highly specialised cancer research and do not receive government support, Kom op tegen Kanker created the Emmanuel van der Schueren scholarships. There are starter grants (1 year) for researchers who want to start a PhD or finishing grants (6 months or 1 year) for researchers who want to finish their PhD and obtain their PhD title.

SALARY: € 42.000 for 1 year
DEADLINE: 30 April, 2020
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FWO: International research infrastructure (IRI)

The International Research Infrastructure (IRI) programme governing the participation in and/or funding of international research infrastructure aims to support the Flemish participation in and/or funding of international investment initiatives that are carried out at large-scale international or supranational facilities to which the Flemish Government contributes and/or whose strategic importance for Flanders can be demonstrated.

BUDGET: € 21.000.000 available, co-funding is needed!
DEADLINE: 15 April, 2020
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FWO: Applied Biomedical Research with a Primary Social finality (TBM)

In the long term, the TBM programme aims at contributing to the implementation of (new) therapies, diagnostic techniques and preventive methods, which, without government funding, would not make it to the patient due to a lack of industrial interest.

BUDGET: from € 250.000 up to € 1.000.000 for 4 years
UGENT DEADLINE: 12 March, 2020
FWO DEADLINE: 23 March, 2020
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BOF: Methusalem

The Methusalem initiative is a long-term programme funding from the Flemish government. Its purpose is to provide stable and substantial core funding to excellent, renowned researchers at Flemish universities. They can use this budget in a flexible way to consolidate their international top level and to strengthen their international benchmark position with complete independence.

BUDGET: from € 300.000/year up to € 500.000/year for alpha disciplines and € 900.000/year for bèta and gamma disciplines for 7 years (renewable until retirement)
DEADLINE: 2 March, 2020
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VLAIO: TETRA

TETRA is a programme for practice-based research by colleges and integrated courses at universities for companies and non-profit organisations.

BUDGET: from € 100.000 up to € 480.000 for 2 years
DEADLINE: 11 Feb, 2020
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BOF: Interdisciplinary Research

This call will be launched every two years, and aims to enable a consortium, consisting of two professors, to establish a joint interdisciplinary research project. Promoters, with a different field of research, work together on the same research topic, which is studied from different perspectives. The funding can be used for personnel, operational and/or equipment costs.

BUDGET: up to € 420.000 for 4 years
DEADLINE: 10 Feb, 2020
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KBS: Fund Alphonse and Jean Forton and the Belgian Cystic Fibrosis Association

The Fund Alphonse and Jean Forton and the Belgian Cystic Fibrosis Association are launching a joint call for research projects on Cystic Fibrosis. Projects in basic, translational and clinical research are eligible for support as well as psychosocial research projects.

BUDGET: up to € 1.500.000
DEADLINE: 28 Jan, 2020
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UGent: Interuniversity BOF projects (iBOF)

All Flemish universities jointly launch a brand new iBOF-programme, which cofunds interuniversity projects. Within the iBOF programme, excellent, frontier or blue sky research will be funded, in a collaboration (consortium) of at least 3 promoters at at least 2 Flemish universities.

BUDGET: up to € 3.000.000 per consortium for 4 years, or € 400.000 – € 800.000 per promotor
DEADLINE Declaration of Intent: 5 Dec, 2019
DEADLINE full proposal: 31 May, 2020
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