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: 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: Concerted Research Actions (GOA) – BOF

GOAs are ambitious projects with a highly concertated nature in which each promoter provides expertise that is essential for the realization of the proposal. This call is specifically intended for ZAP with considerable experience in leading a research team and supervising PhD’s, if desired in combination with promising postdoctoral researchers with great potential.

BUDGET: min. of € 150.000 per year for 4 to 6 years
DEADLINE: 17 Dec, 2019
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UZ Gent: Type II projects

Clinical staff of the Ghent University Hospital who are involved in patient care in the broadest sense, and who want to develop groundbreaking, state-of-the-art diagnostic, therapeutic or digital processes, can submit an application for type II project financing from the Fund for Innovation and Clinical Research.

BUDGET: up to € 100.000 per year for 4 years or impulse of max. € 70.000
DEADLINE: 16 Dec, 2019
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KBS: Fund Joseph Oscar Waldmann-Berteau and Fund Walckiers Van Dessel

The Fund Joseph Oscar Waldmann-Berteau and the Fund Walckiers Van Dessel were created to support research in the field of cardiology. In 2020, the two Funds together will give a grant to one single researcher/team. The grant should enable the researcher/team to initiate a new project or to continue an ongoing project.

BUDGET: impulse of € 80.000
DEADLINE: 5 Dec, 2019
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FWO: Postdoctoral fellowships

The junior/senior postdoctoral fellowships are intended to support researchers who have only recently completed their PhD, in developing an independent, international research career.

SALARY: € 4.134,97 – € 6.446,01 for 3 years
DEADLINE: 2 Dec, 2019
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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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