Application Deadline: February 2, 2023
Who can apply for this scholarship?
- Candidates must come from and hold citizenship of a developing country (see country list)
- Proposals must be submitted jointly by the candidate, the supervisor at Ghent University (the promoter) and the supervisor at the partner university (South).
- There is no restriction on the field of research, however, priority will be given to topics that are relevant for development.
- Only degree students (students intending to obtain a (joint) PhD degree at Ghent University) are eligible to apply. Exchange students are not eligible to apply for this scholarship
- Ghent university wants to encourage more female researchers to apply for this scholarship. Therefore, the head of Ghent University can support a maximum of 2 candidates per call, provided they are of different genders.
- Co-funding is mandatory with this scholarship, please refer to the call documents for more details on what co-funding is allowed.
- In general, the following partnership conditions must be met:
- 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 required that the candidate will receive a local PhD stipend or stipend for 24 months while working on a PhD at South and the partner university.
- They will be freed enough from teaching or other assignments to be able to fully focus on their PhD research at South. Applicants may devote a maximum of 10% of their time (full-time appointment) to other work (teaching and other duties).
Scholarship mobility scheme
- The following mobility scheme is mandatory:
- Students must start and finish with a 3-12 month research stay in Ghent.
- The first investigation in Ghent should start between 1 October 2023 and 29 February 2024.
- A locally funded research stay of at least 24 months in the South must be planned between the first and last research stay in Ghent.
Exceptions to the compulsory mobility scheme
- As the partner university/research center in the south requires successful completion of a PhD study program at their university before starting further research activities, applicants who can demonstrate that they cannot start 4-year PhD studies while remaining research in Ghent, request an exception to the mobility scheme.
- Applicants who can demonstrate that they have successfully completed a full-time funded PhD research appointment/PhD study period (up to 12 months) at a partner university/research center in the South may request to integrate this period into the required 24 months. domestically funded research remains in the South.
- UGhent will decide whether to include this pre-funding period as part of the mandatory 48 months of funding (24 months of co-funding South + 24 months of Ghent University co-funding).
Applicants wishing to use this exception must request approval from the research administration of Ghent University (Special Research Fund, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org) by 17 January 2023. Applicants needed encourage present their request thoroughly and appropriately Supported documents. They must be able to demonstrate that they will have a ‘full-time salary/income’ during this period and ‘will be sufficiently free from other duties’ to ‘focus full-time on their PhD research. ‘.
- PhD scholarship at Ghent University (total 24 months).
- The Ghent University promoter receives €310 per month for research in Ghent + a travel budget of €8,000 to cover (part of) operational costs, as well as part of the travel costs of the student and both Ghent University. local promoter.
How to apply for this scholarship
- Application forms must be submitted electronically (in English) via e-mail to BOFapplication@ugent.be.
- In addition to the application form, the head of Ghent University must submit the following 2 documents:
- Moment advice on the candidateto express the opinion of scientific supervisors about the candidate’s ability as a future researcher.
- Moment advice on ethical and biosecurity contexts proposed research project
Scholarship applications deadline
Scholarship selection results
- From May 24, 2023, the selection result will be announced online.
Research Coordination Office – Special Research Fund
Call and application forms
Before applying for a scholarship all applicants need the express commitment of a Ghent University professor who will act as their personal PhD supervisor.. If you need to contact a Ghent University professor, please take a look at the list of available faculties and research topics in our research directory.
Final report: within three months after the end of the grant, the final academic/scientific report must be sent electronically to BOFapplication@UGent.be. Promoter and co-promoter (if applicable) are included in this email (as sender or in CC).
Source / Details: Official website HERE.
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