Neuro-Electronics Research Flanders

Funding

All NERF teams have the means to fund students and postdocs within their budget. However students and postdocs are strongly encouraged to apply for local and international funding to join NERF. Here is a list of funding opportunities in Belgium.

Funding Opportunities

A. PhD-fellowships for Belgian and International PhD-students working in Belgium

A.1. Basic and translational research National/Regional opportunities

A.2. University
See website of the main universities/Contact vice rectors for international affairs

• FWO-projects – deadline 1 April
http://www.fwo.be/Onderzoeksprojecten.aspx
• FWO-credit to researchers – deadline: 1 April
http://www.fwo.be/Krediet-aan-navorser.aspx
• FWO-credit ‘Effel Schenking’ – deadline: 1 April
http://www.fwo.be/Krediet-Effel-Schenking.aspx
• FWO-credit ‘Fernand De Waele Schenking’ – deadline: 1 April
http://www.fwo.be/Krediet-Fernand-De-Waele-Schenking.aspx
• FWO-credit ‘Rimaux-Bartier Schenking’ – deadline: 1 April
http://www.fwo.be/Krediet-Rimaux-Bartier-Schenking.aspx
• Interuniversity Attraction Poles - Phase VII – deadline: 17 October 
http://www.belspo.be/belspo/home/calls/PAI2011_call_en.stm
• EU-FP7 Projects cooperation : currently no open calls
http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/page/calls

A.3. Academic institutes/departments organizing PhD-international recruitment

• Contact your university
• VIB International PhD-Program in Life Sciences – deadline 15 February
http://www.vib.be/en/training/international-phd-program/Pages/default.aspx

A.4. PhD-program in relation with the industry

• IWT-Baekeland Fund – deadline: 1 March
http://www.iwt.be/subsidies/baekeland-mandaten

A.5. International opportunities

• The Boehringer Ingelheim Fund (BIF) PhD-Fellowships – deadline 1 February, 1 June, 1 October
http://www.bifonds.de/fellowships-grants/phd-fellowships/who-can-apply.html
• AXA PhD fellowship  - deadline 19 January
http://www.axa-research.org/doctoral-fellowships
• Marie Curie Actions – only ITN/Initial Training Networks / application through host (not the fellow) – 4 years – deadline 12 January
http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/page/people?callIdentifier=FP7-PEOPLE-2012-ITN
 

B. Postdoctoral fellow/from abroad to Belgium

B.1. Basic and translational research National/Regional opportunities

• BELSPO – Return grants (Belgians returning from abroad) – 2 years – deadline February
http://www.belspo.be/belspo/home/calls/postdoc_info_fr.stm
• BELSPO – International postdoc grant – 18 months – deadline March
http://www.belspo.be/belspo/home/calls/postdoc_info_fr.stm
• Brains (Back) to Brussels – 2/4 years
http://www.innoviris.be/site/index25fd.html?page_id=1674
• FWO-Flanders / Pegasus Marie Curie Fellowships – 3 year (Pegasus long – deadline February) or 1years (Pegasus short – deadlines 1/2 and 1/5 2012-2014)
http://www.fwo.be/Pegasus-Marie-Curie-fellowships-postdoc.aspx

B.2. Basic research International opportunities

• EMBO Long-Term Fellowships – deadlines 15/2 and 15/8 http://www.embo.org/programmes/fellowships/long-term.html
• HFSP Long-Term Fellowships – expected registration deadline 25/8; final submission 8/9
http://www.hfsp.org/funding/postdoctoral-fellowships
• Marie Curie Action – no open calls expected deadline august 2012
http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/
• AXA Fellowship – 2 years – deadline 19/1/2012
http://www.axa-research.org/post-doctoral-fellowships
• FEBS Long-Term Fellowship - 2 years- – deadline 1/4/2012 and 1/10/2012
http://www.febs.org/index.php?id=302
• BAEF – Fellowships for US Citizens in Belgium – deadline 31/10/2012
http://www.baef.be/documents/fellowships-for-us-citizens.xml?lang=en
• Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships
http://banting.fellowships-bourses.gc.ca/about-a_propos/details-eng.html
• Canon Foundation – Research Fellowships – deadline: 15 September
http://www.canonfoundation.org/programmes_1_fellow.html
• Austrian Science Fund_Erwin Schroëdinger Fellowships (including a return phase) – accepted continuously
http://www.fwf.ac.at/en/projects/schroedinger.html
• Helen Hay Whitney Foundation – Research Fellowships – deadline: 16 July 2012
http://www.hhwf.org/HTMLSrc/ResearchFellowships.html

B.2. University opportunities

B.3. Other academic opportunities: institutes/departments organizing postdoctoral international recruitment

• Omics@VIB – VIB’s International Postdoctoral Program – currently not open / next deadline: 15/09
• Pegasus Marie Curie Fellowships
- Pegasus Long: 3 years (30 mandates in one call) – deadline 1/2
- Pegasus Short: 1 year – Deadline - 1/2 and 1/5 2012-2014
http://www.fwo.be/Pegasus-Marie-Curie-fellowships-postdoc.aspx

B.4. Postdoctoral fellowship in relation with the industry

• IWT-Innovation Mandates – 1/3
http://www.iwt.be/subsidies/innovatiemandaten/view

B.5. Belgian postdocs who want to go to US and abroad

• BAEF – Fellowships for Belgian Citizens in the US
http://www.baef.be/documents/fellowships-for-belgian-citizens.xml?lang=en
• Fulbright – deadline: 1 March
http://www.fulbright.be/fulbright-awards/post-doctoral-research/
• EMBO Long-Term Fellowships – twice a year http://www.embo.org/programmes/fellowships/long-term.html
• HFSP Long-Term Fellowships /August http://www.hfsp.org/funding/postdoctoral-fellowships
• Alexander von Humboldt Foundation – Postdoctoral Researchers – Germany
http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/humboldt-fellowship-postdoc.html


C. Young Principal Investigators

C.2. Universities - See specific announcement/recruitments

C.3. Starting grants

• VIB – Regular recruitment  : see www.vib.be jobpages
• HFSP Career Development Award funds HFSP fellows who return to their home country or move to an HFSP member country to establish their independent laboratory.
http://www.hfsp.org/funding/career-development-awards
• HFSP Young Investigator Grant - research grant for a team of multidisciplinary and preferentially intercontinental researchers within XXX years of their PhD. http://www.hfsp.org/funding/research-grants
• ERC Starting Grant - research grant for an individual group located in Europe within their 12 years from their PhD – no open call, deadline expected September
http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/page/ideas?callIdentifier=ERC-2012-StG_20111012
• EMBO Young Investigator Program - research grant for individual group located in Europe within less than 4 years since their independent position. http://www.embo.org/programmes/yip.html
Young investigators that are abroad and want to start their group in Belgium
• ERC-Research Grant for individual group located abroad and want to perform their research in Europe within their 12 years from their PhD. http://erc.europa.eu/starting-grants
• ERC Synergy Grants are intended to enable a small group of PI’s and their teams to bring together complementary skills, knowledge, and resources in new ways, in order to jointly address research problems – deadline: 25/01
http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/page/ideas?callIdentifier=ERC-2012-SyG
• BELSPO Reintegration Grant – return grants for researchers working abroad – deadline 27/2
http://www.belspo.be/belspo/home/calls/retour11_en.stm
• Marie Curie Actions – Career Integration Grants – deadline 18/9
http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/page/people?callIdentifier=FP7-PEOPLE-2012-CIG