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Special Research Fund – Doctoral Scholarships for Candidates from Developing Countries – Call 2021

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Opportunity Type
Scholarship
Funding Type
Partially Funded
Scholarship Type
PhD

Description

Description

Ghent University is a top 100 university and one of the major universities in Belgium. Our 11 faculties offer more than 200 courses and conduct in-depth research within a wide range of scientific domains. Ghent University Global Campus is also the first European university in Songdo, South Korea.

 

With support from its “Special Research Fund” (BOF) Ghent University grants PhD “sandwich” scholarships to promising PhD students from developing countries who wish to carry out half of their PhD research at Ghent University (North) and half at a university in a developing country (South). Ghent University only finances the part of the research that will be carried out in Ghent (24 months), the candidate must have full-time co-funding for the other 24 months of research to be carried out in the South

Eligibilities

Eligibilities
  • Candidates need to come from – and have the nationality of – a developing country
  • The proposals must be jointly submitted by a candidate, a supervisor (promoter) at Ghent University and a supervisor at the partner university (South)
  • No restrictions are imposed on the field of research, nevertheless  preference will be given to topics that are relevant for development
  • Only degree students (students who intend to obtain a (joint ) PhD degree at Ghent University) are welcome to apply. Exchange students cannot apply for this scholarship
  • Ghent university wants to encourage more female researchers to apply for this scholarship. That is why a Ghent University supervisor can support maximum 2 candidates per call on condition they are of a different gender.

Benefits

Benefits

The Ghent University promoter receives a bench fee of € 310/per month of research in Ghent + € 8000 travel budget to cover (part of) the operational costs, as well as part of the travelling costs of the student and both the Ghent University and the local promoter.

Program Venue

Program Venue
Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 33, 9000 Gent, Belgium
Program Country
Belgium

Eligible Regions

Eligible Regions

Africa, Central Asia, South Asia, South America , Middle East

Eligible Countries

Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic, Cote d'Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), Ethiopia, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar (formerly Burma), Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, North Korea, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Togo, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Congo (Republic)

Eligible Countries

Eligible Countries
Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic, Cote d’Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), Ethiopia, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar (formerly Burma), Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, North Korea, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Togo, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Congo (Republic)

Application Process

Application Process

Applying for this scholarship:

 

  • Application forms must be submitted (in English) electronically via e-mail to [email protected]
  • The Ghent University supervisor must submit the following 2 documents:
    • An advice on the candidate, stating the supervisors opinion on the capability of the candidate as a future researcher.
    • An advice on the ethical and biosafety context of the proposed research project

 

Evaluation

 

The Research Council makes a selection of the applications based in part on the recommendations obtained from members of the Council for Development Cooperation.  Please consult the call documents regarding the importance and definition of development relevance.

 

Selection criteria:

 

Please note that this call is highly competitive. The success rate for this call is 19% (call 2019).

 

  • the qualifications of the applicant
  • the relevance of the research topic for development & capacity building
  • the doctoral project

(including the scientific/scholarly potential of the promoter’s research group(s); including the partnership between Ghent University and the local institute; the scientific/scholarly potential of the local institute).

 

Co-financing is mandatory with this scholarship, for more details about which co-financing is allowed, please consult the call documents.

 

In general the following partnership conditions needs to be fulfilled:

 

  • There must be a local PhD supervisor at the partner university or research center in the South
  • A written statement from the partner university is requested stating that the candidate will receive a fulltime local PhD scholarship or salary for a period of 24 months when working on the PhD at the partner university in the South AND
  • Will be sufficiently exempted from teaching or other assignments as to be able to fully concentrate on the PhD research in the South. Applicants can dedicate maximum 10 % of their time (fulltime appointment) to other tasks (teaching and other tasks)

 

 

Results scholarship selection

 

From 19 May 2021 onwards, the result of the selection will be announced online

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Prior to their scholarship application all applicants need the explicit commitment of a Ghent University professor who will act as their personal PhD supervisor. If you need to approach a Ghent University professor please browse the list of faculties and research topics available on our research directory.

 

 

Cofunding

 

  • Co-financing is mandatory with this scholarship, for more details about which co-financing is allowed, please consult the call documents.
  • In general the following partnership conditions needs to be fulfilled:
  • there must be a local PhD supervisor at the partner university or research center in the South
  • A written statement from the partner university is requested stating that the candidate will receive a fulltime local PhD scholarship or salary for a period of 24 months when working on the PhD at the partner university in the South AND
  • will be sufficiently exempted from teaching or other assignments as to be able to fully concentrate on the PhD research in the South. Applicants can dedicate maximum 10 % of their time (fulltime appointment) to other tasks (teaching and other tasks)

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Special Research Fund – Doctoral Scholarships for Candidates from Developing Countries – Call 2021

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February 4, 2021
ghent

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Opportunity Type

Opportunity Type Type
Scholarship
Job Type
Full Time
Scholarship Type
PhD

Description

Description

Ghent University is a top 100 university and one of the major universities in Belgium. Our 11 faculties offer more than 200 courses and conduct in-depth research within a wide range of scientific domains. Ghent University Global Campus is also the first European university in Songdo, South Korea.

 

With support from its “Special Research Fund” (BOF) Ghent University grants PhD “sandwich” scholarships to promising PhD students from developing countries who wish to carry out half of their PhD research at Ghent University (North) and half at a university in a developing country (South). Ghent University only finances the part of the research that will be carried out in Ghent (24 months), the candidate must have full-time co-funding for the other 24 months of research to be carried out in the South

Eligibilities

Eligibilities
  • Candidates need to come from – and have the nationality of – a developing country
  • The proposals must be jointly submitted by a candidate, a supervisor (promoter) at Ghent University and a supervisor at the partner university (South)
  • No restrictions are imposed on the field of research, nevertheless  preference will be given to topics that are relevant for development
  • Only degree students (students who intend to obtain a (joint ) PhD degree at Ghent University) are welcome to apply. Exchange students cannot apply for this scholarship
  • Ghent university wants to encourage more female researchers to apply for this scholarship. That is why a Ghent University supervisor can support maximum 2 candidates per call on condition they are of a different gender.

Benefits

Benefits

The Ghent University promoter receives a bench fee of € 310/per month of research in Ghent + € 8000 travel budget to cover (part of) the operational costs, as well as part of the travelling costs of the student and both the Ghent University and the local promoter.

Program Venue

Program Venue
Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 33, 9000 Gent, Belgium

Eligible Regions

Eligible Regions

Africa, Central Asia, South Asia, South America , Middle East

Eligible Countries

Eligible Countries

Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic, Cote d'Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), Ethiopia, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar (formerly Burma), Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, North Korea, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Togo, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Congo (Republic)

Application Process

Application Process

Applying for this scholarship:

 

  • Application forms must be submitted (in English) electronically via e-mail to [email protected]
  • The Ghent University supervisor must submit the following 2 documents:
    • An advice on the candidate, stating the supervisors opinion on the capability of the candidate as a future researcher.
    • An advice on the ethical and biosafety context of the proposed research project

 

Evaluation

 

The Research Council makes a selection of the applications based in part on the recommendations obtained from members of the Council for Development Cooperation.  Please consult the call documents regarding the importance and definition of development relevance.

 

Selection criteria:

 

Please note that this call is highly competitive. The success rate for this call is 19% (call 2019).

 

  • the qualifications of the applicant
  • the relevance of the research topic for development & capacity building
  • the doctoral project

(including the scientific/scholarly potential of the promoter’s research group(s); including the partnership between Ghent University and the local institute; the scientific/scholarly potential of the local institute).

 

Co-financing is mandatory with this scholarship, for more details about which co-financing is allowed, please consult the call documents.

 

In general the following partnership conditions needs to be fulfilled:

 

  • There must be a local PhD supervisor at the partner university or research center in the South
  • A written statement from the partner university is requested stating that the candidate will receive a fulltime local PhD scholarship or salary for a period of 24 months when working on the PhD at the partner university in the South AND
  • Will be sufficiently exempted from teaching or other assignments as to be able to fully concentrate on the PhD research in the South. Applicants can dedicate maximum 10 % of their time (fulltime appointment) to other tasks (teaching and other tasks)

 

 

Results scholarship selection

 

From 19 May 2021 onwards, the result of the selection will be announced online

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Prior to their scholarship application all applicants need the explicit commitment of a Ghent University professor who will act as their personal PhD supervisor. If you need to approach a Ghent University professor please browse the list of faculties and research topics available on our research directory.

 

 

Cofunding

 

  • Co-financing is mandatory with this scholarship, for more details about which co-financing is allowed, please consult the call documents.
  • In general the following partnership conditions needs to be fulfilled:
  • there must be a local PhD supervisor at the partner university or research center in the South
  • A written statement from the partner university is requested stating that the candidate will receive a fulltime local PhD scholarship or salary for a period of 24 months when working on the PhD at the partner university in the South AND
  • will be sufficiently exempted from teaching or other assignments as to be able to fully concentrate on the PhD research in the South. Applicants can dedicate maximum 10 % of their time (fulltime appointment) to other tasks (teaching and other tasks)

Partially Funded

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Special Research Fund – Doctoral Scholarships for Candidates from Developing Countries – Call 2021

Deadline
February 4, 2021
ghent

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Opportunity Type

Opportunity Type
Scholarship
Intership Type
Select Type
Scholarship Type
PhD

Description

Description

Ghent University is a top 100 university and one of the major universities in Belgium. Our 11 faculties offer more than 200 courses and conduct in-depth research within a wide range of scientific domains. Ghent University Global Campus is also the first European university in Songdo, South Korea.

 

With support from its “Special Research Fund” (BOF) Ghent University grants PhD “sandwich” scholarships to promising PhD students from developing countries who wish to carry out half of their PhD research at Ghent University (North) and half at a university in a developing country (South). Ghent University only finances the part of the research that will be carried out in Ghent (24 months), the candidate must have full-time co-funding for the other 24 months of research to be carried out in the South

Eligibilities

Eligibilities
  • Candidates need to come from – and have the nationality of – a developing country
  • The proposals must be jointly submitted by a candidate, a supervisor (promoter) at Ghent University and a supervisor at the partner university (South)
  • No restrictions are imposed on the field of research, nevertheless  preference will be given to topics that are relevant for development
  • Only degree students (students who intend to obtain a (joint ) PhD degree at Ghent University) are welcome to apply. Exchange students cannot apply for this scholarship
  • Ghent university wants to encourage more female researchers to apply for this scholarship. That is why a Ghent University supervisor can support maximum 2 candidates per call on condition they are of a different gender.

Benefits

Benefits

The Ghent University promoter receives a bench fee of € 310/per month of research in Ghent + € 8000 travel budget to cover (part of) the operational costs, as well as part of the travelling costs of the student and both the Ghent University and the local promoter.

Program Venue

Program Venue
Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 33, 9000 Gent, Belgium

Eligible Regions

Eligible Regions

Africa, Central Asia, South Asia, South America , Middle East

Eligible Countries

Eligible Countries

Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic, Cote d'Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), Ethiopia, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar (formerly Burma), Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, North Korea, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Togo, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Congo (Republic)

Application Process

Application Process

Applying for this scholarship:

 

  • Application forms must be submitted (in English) electronically via e-mail to [email protected]
  • The Ghent University supervisor must submit the following 2 documents:
    • An advice on the candidate, stating the supervisors opinion on the capability of the candidate as a future researcher.
    • An advice on the ethical and biosafety context of the proposed research project

 

Evaluation

 

The Research Council makes a selection of the applications based in part on the recommendations obtained from members of the Council for Development Cooperation.  Please consult the call documents regarding the importance and definition of development relevance.

 

Selection criteria:

 

Please note that this call is highly competitive. The success rate for this call is 19% (call 2019).

 

  • the qualifications of the applicant
  • the relevance of the research topic for development & capacity building
  • the doctoral project

(including the scientific/scholarly potential of the promoter’s research group(s); including the partnership between Ghent University and the local institute; the scientific/scholarly potential of the local institute).

 

Co-financing is mandatory with this scholarship, for more details about which co-financing is allowed, please consult the call documents.

 

In general the following partnership conditions needs to be fulfilled:

 

  • There must be a local PhD supervisor at the partner university or research center in the South
  • A written statement from the partner university is requested stating that the candidate will receive a fulltime local PhD scholarship or salary for a period of 24 months when working on the PhD at the partner university in the South AND
  • Will be sufficiently exempted from teaching or other assignments as to be able to fully concentrate on the PhD research in the South. Applicants can dedicate maximum 10 % of their time (fulltime appointment) to other tasks (teaching and other tasks)

 

 

Results scholarship selection

 

From 19 May 2021 onwards, the result of the selection will be announced online

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Prior to their scholarship application all applicants need the explicit commitment of a Ghent University professor who will act as their personal PhD supervisor. If you need to approach a Ghent University professor please browse the list of faculties and research topics available on our research directory.

 

 

Cofunding

 

  • Co-financing is mandatory with this scholarship, for more details about which co-financing is allowed, please consult the call documents.
  • In general the following partnership conditions needs to be fulfilled:
  • there must be a local PhD supervisor at the partner university or research center in the South
  • A written statement from the partner university is requested stating that the candidate will receive a fulltime local PhD scholarship or salary for a period of 24 months when working on the PhD at the partner university in the South AND
  • will be sufficiently exempted from teaching or other assignments as to be able to fully concentrate on the PhD research in the South. Applicants can dedicate maximum 10 % of their time (fulltime appointment) to other tasks (teaching and other tasks)

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Description

Ghent University is a top 100 university and one of the major universities in Belgium. Our 11 faculties offer more than 200 courses and conduct in-depth research within a wide range of scientific domains. Ghent University Global Campus is also the first European university in Songdo, South Korea.

 

With support from its “Special Research Fund” (BOF) Ghent University grants PhD “sandwich” scholarships to promising PhD students from developing countries who wish to carry out half of their PhD research at Ghent University (North) and half at a university in a developing country (South). Ghent University only finances the part of the research that will be carried out in Ghent (24 months), the candidate must have full-time co-funding for the other 24 months of research to be carried out in the South

BENIFITS

The Ghent University promoter receives a bench fee of € 310/per month of research in Ghent + € 8000 travel budget to cover (part of) the operational costs, as well as part of the travelling costs of the student and both the Ghent University and the local promoter.

Eligibilities

  • Candidates need to come from – and have the nationality of – a developing country
  • The proposals must be jointly submitted by a candidate, a supervisor (promoter) at Ghent University and a supervisor at the partner university (South)
  • No restrictions are imposed on the field of research, nevertheless  preference will be given to topics that are relevant for development
  • Only degree students (students who intend to obtain a (joint ) PhD degree at Ghent University) are welcome to apply. Exchange students cannot apply for this scholarship
  • Ghent university wants to encourage more female researchers to apply for this scholarship. That is why a Ghent University supervisor can support maximum 2 candidates per call on condition they are of a different gender.

For Further Queries:

For further information, contact [email protected]

Eligible Regions:

Program Venue:

It will be held in Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 33, 9000 Gent, Belgium.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applying for this scholarship:

 

  • Application forms must be submitted (in English) electronically via e-mail to [email protected]
  • The Ghent University supervisor must submit the following 2 documents:
    • An advice on the candidate, stating the supervisors opinion on the capability of the candidate as a future researcher.
    • An advice on the ethical and biosafety context of the proposed research project

 

Evaluation

 

The Research Council makes a selection of the applications based in part on the recommendations obtained from members of the Council for Development Cooperation.  Please consult the call documents regarding the importance and definition of development relevance.

 

Selection criteria:

 

Please note that this call is highly competitive. The success rate for this call is 19% (call 2019).

 

  • the qualifications of the applicant
  • the relevance of the research topic for development & capacity building
  • the doctoral project

(including the scientific/scholarly potential of the promoter’s research group(s); including the partnership between Ghent University and the local institute; the scientific/scholarly potential of the local institute).

 

Co-financing is mandatory with this scholarship, for more details about which co-financing is allowed, please consult the call documents.

 

In general the following partnership conditions needs to be fulfilled:

 

  • There must be a local PhD supervisor at the partner university or research center in the South
  • A written statement from the partner university is requested stating that the candidate will receive a fulltime local PhD scholarship or salary for a period of 24 months when working on the PhD at the partner university in the South AND
  • Will be sufficiently exempted from teaching or other assignments as to be able to fully concentrate on the PhD research in the South. Applicants can dedicate maximum 10 % of their time (fulltime appointment) to other tasks (teaching and other tasks)

 

 

Results scholarship selection

 

From 19 May 2021 onwards, the result of the selection will be announced online

Applications will be closed at:
February 4, 2021
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