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Special Research Fund - Doctoral Scholarships for Candidates from Developing Countries

    
With support from its “Special Research Fund” (BOF), Ghent University is able to finance doctoral scholarships for candidates from developing countries who wish to obtain a Ph.D. at Ghent University. No restrictions are imposed on the field of research, nevertheless preference will be given to topics that are relevant for development. Relevance for development measures the degree in which the action of development corresponds with the expectations of the beneficiaries, the needs of the country, global priorities and the policies of partners and donors.


There are two types of scholarships: full grants for starting PhD students and grants with a maximum duration of 1 year for students finalizing their PhD research at Ghent University.


Before applying for this grant candidates have to find a 'promoter' (professor from Ghent University who will act as personal supervisor of the doctoral research) who agrees to support their application. To find a promotor please browse on our website: http://www.UGent.be/en click on "Faculties" to find contact information for each faculty.

The promoter has to fill in a separate document ('promoter's advice'- only available in Dutch) with advice on the candidate, stating the promoter's opinion on the potential of the candidate as a future researcher.


Type 1: Grants with a duration of 2x2 years for starting PhD researchers
This type of grant is intended for new PhD researchers who want to obtain a PhD degree at Ghent University.

Duration

There is an initial period of two years, which can be extended by an additional two years, depending on the evaluation of the progress report.

Who can apply?
The candidates must come from - and must also possess the nationality of – one of the countries on this list.

How does it work
The candidate applies to Ghent University jointly with a promoter of Ghent University.

The Research Council makes a selection of the applications based in part on the recommendations obtained from members of the Council for Development Cooperation. The recommendation is based on the evaluation of the doctoral project, the qualifications of the applicant for the doctoral scholarship and the scientific/scholarly potential of the promoter’s research group(s). The development of the research potential of the institution can also be taken into account in the evaluation.

How much funding is involved
The value of the scholarship depends on, a.o., the researcher’s family situation. The monthly allowance is approx. € 1,545.

Deadline

Deadline: March 22 2010


Further information
BOF@UGent.be

For the Call 2010, Application form 2010, Advice promoter PLEASE CLICK HERE


Type 2: Grants with a maximum duration of 1 year, for finalizing PhD research at Ghent University

This type of grant is for PhD researchers who have already carried out a substantial part of their PhD research and who need maximum 1 year to finalize their PhD.

Duration
The grant can be either 6 or 12 months.

Who can apply
Candidates must come from - and must also possess the nationality of – one of the countries on this list. They also must prove that the doctoral research they have done so far, is clearly linked to Ghent University, meaning that previous collaboration with Ghent University must exist (please see the call for more information).

How does it work
The same application and evaluation procedure as for the type 1 grants is followed, with the exception that the feasibility to finalize the doctorate within the time span of the requested grant will also be taken into account for the evaluation of the applications.

How much funding is involved
The value of the scholarship depends on, a.o., the researcher’s family situation. The monthly allowance is approx. € 1,545.

Deadline
Deadline: March 22 2010

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