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Infosession fellowships 2015-2016 Agenda 1. Mission and key facts 2. Research Integrity 3. Selection procedure and how to apply 4. Funding schemes of the FWO Pre-doctoral fellowships (a.o. Aspiranten) Postdoctoral fellows Pegasus Research and travel grants 5. New: PhD SBO 6. Varia 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 3

1. Mission and key facts Mission of the FWO Funds fundamental scientific research (frontier research) Bottom-up funding in all disciplines Strong selection based on scientific excellence and interuniversity competition (Flemish universities and, to a lesser extent, research institutes) Transparent and equal opportunities 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 4 1. Mission and key facts Our partners Universities (Leuven, Ghent, Antwerp, Brussels, Hasselt)

Main (Strategic) Research Centers: 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 5 1. Mission and key facts Label awarded in december 2010 Implementation of Charter & Code Focus on transparent recruitment procedures and family/gender friendly measures 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO

6 1. Mission and key facts Target groups of the FWO Young researchers Postdoctoral researchers Established researchers Research teams Top-researchers and high-potential researchers 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 7 1. Mission and key facts Funding schemes of the FWO Funding for individual researchers

pre- and postdoctoral fellowships, bench fees and grants Funding for research teams Research projects, Big Science, Bilateral agreements, Supporting mobility, international contacts and collaborations travel grants, visiting postdoctoral fellowships, sabbatical leaves, scientific research communities, organisation of conferences in belgium, international coordination actions, collaboration agreements, Attracting excellent researchers, active abroad, to Flanders Odysseus , Pegasus Awarding scientific prizes www.fwo.be/en/fellowships-funding/ 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 8

1. Mission and key facts Budget 2015: 220 million EUR, ca. 79% from Flemish Government Evolutie inkomsten 2005-2015 (in EUR) 250,000 200,000 150,000 Federale Overheid Vlaamse Overheid 100,000 Totaal 50,000 0

2014 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Infosession fellowships FWO 2012

2013 2014 2015 9 1. Mission and key facts Allocation 2015 Allocation 2015 2.80% Mandaten Wetenschappelijke Contacten Kredieten aan Navorsers

Onderzoeksprojecten 41.53% 52.60% 2.24% Administratief Beheer 0.83% Distribution of the allocation 12.56% Wetenschap en technologie 25.11% Medische wetenschappen 15.19%

Interdisciplinair Cultuurwetenschappen 15.42% 2015 2.52% Gedrags- en maatschappijwetenschappen 29.19% Biologische wetenschappen Infosession fellowships FWO 10 1. Mission and key facts

Evolution number researchers in function (1st Oct.) 1400 2009; 11882010; 12012011; 12062012; 11972013; 11972014; 1211 1122 2008; 1109 1200 2006; 10132007; 1030 1000 800 2008; 771 2007; 731 723 2008; 739 2013; 892 2012; 867

2014; 879 860 854 858 2013; 867 2014; 856 2011; 2011; 859 839 2009; 835 2010; 850 2009; 802 781 2006; 673 2006; 646 600 Aspiranten Onderzoeksprojecten Postdoctorale onderzoekers 400

200 0 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

2015 11 1. Mission and key facts Predocs Postdocs 100% 100% 90% 90% 80%

80% 70% 70% Vrouw Man 60% 50% 60% 50% 40% 40% 30%

30% 20% 20% 10% 10% 0% 0% 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2015 Vrouw Man

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Infosession fellowships FWO 12 1. Mission and key facts % foreign researchers (excl. Projects) 35 35 2014; 32.6 30 2013; 26.9 25 2012; 22.2

20 Aspiranten 2011; 16.5 15 2010;11.5 12 2011; 12.6 2010; 10 15.4 2012; 13.6 2013; 14 Postdoctorale onderzoekers

2014; 14 2009; 2009; 9.3 8.8 5 2006; 3.7 2007; 4.8 2007; 4.1 2008; 2008;6.6 6 2006; 2.4 0 2006 2015

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Infosession fellowships FWO 2013 2014 2015

13 1. Mission and key facts Evolution success rate 40 35 2006; 34 2007; 37 2007; 35 2008; 35 2006; 32 2008; 30 2008; 28 30 2006; 28 2007; 26 2009; 31

2009; 27 2009; 26 25 2011; 28 2010; 25 2012; 26 2011; 24 2010; 22 20 2012; 21 2012; 19 2010; 18

15 2013; 25 2013; 23 2013; 15 2011; 14 2014; 25 25 2014; 22 22 2014; 16 16

Aspiranten Postdoctorale onderzoekers Onderzoeksprojecten 10 5 0 2006 2015 2007 2008 2009 2010

2011 2012 2013 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 2015 14 1. Mission and key facts Events February 2014 Information session FWO

15 2. Research Integrity New Clause in call text, application and contract on committment to RI Profiles for (co)promoters and researchers Adaptations in General Regulation and Regulation Pre- and Postdoc on procedure and sanctions in case of RI violation Please read the detailled information on our website: http://www.fwo.be/en/the-fwo/organisation/research-integrity/ . Every applicant and beneficiant is expected to know the rules and what (s)he will be committed to. 16 3. Selection procedure and how to apply 3. Selection procedure and how to apply

Call External referees (online) Submission/ eligibility check 1 February 1 April Expert Panels (30+1) February/March April/May (CIS) 2 meetings/year in Brussels

Board of Trustees 22 June 2016 16 November 2016 Duration workflow fellowships: < 5 months Duration workflow projects: < 7 months 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 18 3. Selection procedure and how to apply FWO E-Portal (ww.fwo.be) (register at least 24 hours in advance) 2014

Infosession fellowships FWO 19 3. Selection procedure and how to apply Some important changes in the forms Project outline A standard template is presented with questions and instructions (Font Calibri 11 - max 10 pages). The applicant will be able to download it, fill it in and upload it again. (You can include lay-out, formulas, graphs, pictures, etc.) The FWO administration can reject the PDF if it doesnt comply with the instructions and ask to adapt it. 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 20 3. Selection procedure and how to apply

Some important changes in the forms Postdoc renewal A subdivision for career breaks is provided Templates of the application forms are online available (www.fwo.be) 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 21 3. Selection procedure and how to apply Publication lists within the E-portal Based on FWO classification (A1.1, A1.2, A2, B1, etc.) Copy/paste of publications within each category is possible Automatic upload from Academic Bibliography available (UAntwerpen, UGent, Uhasselt and KU Leuven). Only for the publication categories A1.1, A1.2, A2, B1, B2, B3 and C1.

Bugs have been solved (e.g. difference editor author) But final check by the applicant of the uploaded references remains necessary! 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 22 4. Selection procedure and how to apply Ethical advice The applicant has to indicate whether an advice is necessary if human beings or animals are involved. The panel can also ask for an advice. The advice has to be provided by the local ethical commission (host institution). The advice has to be submitted to FWO before the start of the fellowship/work package concerned. No advice fellowship can start, but bench fee can be reclaimed

See for detailled information: http://www.fwo.be/en/the-fwo/organisation/research-ethics/ . 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 23 4. Funding schemes of the FWO Pre-doctoral fellowships Postdoctoral fellows Research and travel grants Deadline fellowships: 1 February 17h00 Start date: 1 October 2016 Applications in English 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 24

4. Funding schemes of the FWO Fellowships: general remarks There is a maximum of 2 attempts to apply for a specific grant Evaluation and ranking (Pre- and Postdoctoral fellows) Each panel can rank at most 2x the average of the number of grants awarded within that panel the previous 3 years (with a minimum of 10). Applications for the Interdisciplinary Panel which are inadmissible based on the interdisciplinarity of the research proposal, can be redirected towards a monodisciplinary panel (after consultation of the applicant). Selection of the correct Expertpanel is very important 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 25 4. Funding schemes of the FWO Predoctoral fellowships

PhD Fellowships Special PhD Fellowships separate funding line/ranking Clinical PhD Fellowships separate funding line/ranking ICM/FWO-PhD Fellowships separate funding line/ranking 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 26 4. Funding schemes of the FWO Predoctoral fellowships What?

2014 2 year, 1x renewable (2x2) Full time research In preparation of a PhD Fellowship Social security is paid (by FWO) No personal taxes Fiscally dependent on parents / partner (marriage or legally cohabiting) Same pension rights as employees Infosession fellowships FWO 27

4. Funding schemes of the FWO Predoctoral fellowships Who can apply? Nationality requirements: European Economic Area-citizen (or Swiss) and degree which allows you to obtain a PhD Non-EEA: basic degree awarded in an EEA-country (or Switzerland) 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 28 4. Funding schemes of the FWO Predoctoral fellowships Who can apply? Age limitations: < 31 years: no restrictions 31 years: five years after awarding master degree (1 Oct.)

In case more than one master degree, only degree in field of planned PhD is taken into account In any case: 1st degree no longer than 10 years ago (1 Oct.) +1 year for pregnancy or parental leave Scientific seniority: 3 years (1 Oct.) Training as Medical Doctor or pharmacologist counts for 50% Never before be appointed as FWO-fellow 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 29 4. Funding schemes of the FWO Predoctoral fellowships Who can act as supervisor/promotor? 1. a ZAP-member with an appointment of more than 10% at a Flemish university; 2. a ZAP-member with an appointment of 10% at a Flemish university, with a specific research mandate;

3. a ZAP-member with an appointment of 5% at a Flemish university AND at the same time appointed as (assistant) head of the clinic or in a similar function at an Academic Hospital in Flanders; 4. Academic personnel appointed at the Evangelische Protestantse Faculteit in Leuven or at the Faculteit voor Protestantse Godgeleerdheid in Brussels; 5. A research director of FWO; 6. A nominative beneficiant of an ERC grant (Starting/Consolidator/Advanced) or an Odysseus II grant. > only ERC Grants at Flemish universities 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 30 4. Funding schemes of the FWO Predoctoral fellowships Who can act as co-supervisor (copromotor)? All co-supervisors should be researchers of at least postdoctoral level; appointed at a Flemish university or the Transnational University of Limburg, a

Flemish research institution, a Flemish Academic hospital, or a Federal research institution. 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 31 4. Funding schemes of the FWO Predoctoral fellowships Recommendation letter Supervisor Where applicable: co-supervisor Personal statement Important element in evaluation Each applicant should write his/her own letter No external referees => international Expert Panel

2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 32 4. Funding schemes of the FWO Predoctoral fellowships Personal statement The personal statement is your opportunity to discuss personal motivations, your (research) interests, your experience and activities, and your future goals. The Personal Statement should focus on your personal background or experiences that have significantly influenced you or your goals. It should be a document that describes your abilities, skills, and accomplishments as evidence of your aspirations for pursuing a career in research If you have interrupted your academic career at any given point for at least three months, you may provide details about this in your Personal Statement (optional). This Personal Statement should be written in English, and is limited to 3.000 characters, including spaces (ca. 500 words). 2014

Infosession fellowships FWO 33 4. Funding schemes of the FWO General remarks: scoring by the Expert panel A+ marks for the top 5% of the proposals; A marks for the top 10% of the proposals; A- marks for the top 20% of the proposals; B range only for the top 50% of the proposals; C or D for the lower half of the proposals. (Cf. Assessment Form)

February 2015 Information session FWO 34 4. Funding schemes of the FWO Predoctoral fellowships Evaluation and selection criteria (cfr. Evaluation template) 2014 Track record

Scientific independence Research capability and potential Originality and innovative nature of the project Feasibility of the project Purposefulness of the project Methodology Quality of coaching and assistance Infosession fellowships FWO 35 4. Funding schemes of the FWO Predoctoral fellowships and other schemes Publications The classification in the publication list does not imply a qualitative ranking order. The Expert panel evaluates the quality of the publications. The FWO does not put forward qualitative or quantitative norms. (cf. publication list) 2014

Infosession fellowships FWO 36 4. Funding schemes of the FWO Predoctoral fellowships and other schemes The criteria are scored by the Expert panel as follows: A+ marks for the top 5% of the proposals; A marks for the top 10% of the proposals; A- marks for the top 20% of the proposals; B range only for the top 50% of the proposals; C or D for the lower half of the proposals.

(Cf. Assessment Form) 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 37 4. Funding schemes of the FWO Predoctoral fellowships Accountability Progress report / end report Evaluated by FWO Expert Panels FWO should be mentioned on each publication 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 38

4. Funding schemes of the FWO Predoctoral fellowships Extra activities Supervision of practica: max. 4 hours / week Administrative / clinical tasks: max. 8 hours / week Important: Progress of the PhD-research may not be jeopardised NO other teaching activities are allowed 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 39 4. Funding schemes of the FWO Predoctoral fellowships Additional courses Registration for PhD-courses / doctoral school is allowed Additional courses are possible

BUT Progress of the PhD-research may not be jeopardised 8 hours /week 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 40 4. Funding schemes of the FWO Predoctoral fellowships Bench fee 2014 Each year 3.720 Common responsibility of aspirant and supervisor

May be cumulated with other working allowances Credit balances may be used the next year Infosession fellowships FWO 41 4. Funding schemes of the FWO Predoctoral fellowships Bench fee can be used for: Travel and accommodation costs (congress, research stays, ) Consumables used for the approved research project (computer, literature, ) Publication costs To buy chemicals or lab animals Bench fee cannot be used for:

2014 Commuting expenses Admission fee for (inter)national universities Personal expenditures of the PhD Overhead university Costs made by other members of the research team Infosession fellowships FWO 42 4. Funding schemes of the FWO Predoctoral fellowships Fellowships with an external partner: SCK.CEN, VITO and LOral SCK.CEN

Each year 2 fellowships + bench fee SCK Jury Ranked FWO-applicants FWO funds renewal VITO (also 2 postdoc) Each year 2 fellowships + bench fee VITO-Jury Ranked FWO-applicants FWO funds renewal LOral Every 2 year 1 -2 (Life Sciences) not in 2016 Biomedical research Women in Science FWO funds renewal 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 43

4. Funding schemes of the FWO Special PhD Fellowships What? Intended to enable persons not employed in a research group to complete a PhD within a year and to obtain study leave from their current employer for this purpose Subject to social security The stipend covers the net salary that is renounced by the candidate Advice, selection, evaluation Cfr. PhD Fellowships 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 44 4. Funding schemes of the FWO Special PhD Fellowships Who can apply?

Applicants need to have a permanent position (private sector, administration, etc.) Applicants may not be appointed as researcher (Hogescholen: personel group 1 may apply, group 2 and 3 not) No clinicians Never before awarded with a PhD fellowship It must be possible to finish the PhD in 1 year 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 45 4. Funding schemes of the FWO Clinical PhD Fellowships What? PhD for medical doctors, veterinarians, dentists and pharmacists, who, no later than 1 October preceding the fellowship, are recognized as medical specialists, veterinary specialists, dental specialists, general practitioner or

pharmacist specialists in Belgium. Halftime exemption of clinical tasks for 2 years Age limit: none 50% of the salary costs (< 35.000 EUR) Advice, selection, evaluation Director academic hospital/ head of the dep. of the animal clinic Dean of the faculty 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 46 4. Funding schemes of the FWO Clinical PhD Fellowships Who can apply? Permanent position in an academic hospital / animal clinic of a Flemish university / Flemish dep. of family medicine

Possible to complete your PhD in 2 years Never been awarded before a PhD fellowship 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 47 4. Funding schemes of the FWO ICM PhD fellowships Current situation Founded in 1970 Autonomous institution Financial support: yearly FWO allowance The future of ICM

2014 No participation anymore from French speaking part of Belgium The Flemish participants go on Adjusted to FWO-procedures Continuation of exam and interview candidates Infosession fellowships FWO 48 4. Funding schemes of the FWO ICM PhD fellowships 3 year stipend Second year at foreign institution (management studies), incl. tuition fee + travel expences Possibility of applying for long stay abroad at FWO

2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 49 4. Funding schemes of the FWO Postdoctoral fellowships Postdoctoral Fellowships Senior Clinical Investigator separate funding line/ranking Pegasus - separate funding line/ranking 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 50 4. Funding schemes of the FWO Postdoctoral fellowships

What? 3 years, 1x renewable (no longer 2nd renewal) Full time research Postdoctoral level (obtained PhD < 1 June 2016) First step in academic career No nationality requirements No formal age limit: ix years after obtaining PhD in domain (1 Oct. 2014) For other PhDs: no more than 12 years (1 Oct. 2014)

One extra year for each pregnancy or parental leave (not applicable when < 36 on 1 Oct. 2014) 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 51 4. Funding schemes of the FWO Limitation postdoctoral seniority for application From this call on (submission date: 1 Feb. 2016) Max. 3 year postdoctoral seniority (on 1 june of submission year) Calculated from date of PhD diploma on Limit extended with 1 year per pregnancy or parental leave 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO

52 4. Funding schemes of the FWO Temporary suspension for research position abroad A FWO postdoctoral fellowship (1st or 2nd term) can be suspended during the period the postdoc occupies a full-time and paid research position (incl. stipend) at a foreign university/scientific institute/company. Why? Encouraging international mobility of researchers 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 53 4. Funding schemes of the FWO Postdoctoral fellowships In practice

Employment contract, 3 years Renewable once Apply before 1 February of the last year Salary is at the same level of doctor-assistant of a Flemish university Seniority is taken into account Disciplinary dependent of the host institution 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 54 4. Funding schemes of the FWO Postdoctoral fellowships Personal statement The personal statement is your opportunity to discuss personal motivations, your (research) interests, your experience and activities, and your future goals. The Personal Statement should focus on your personal background or experiences that have significantly influenced you or your goals. It should be a document that describes your abilities, skills, and accomplishments as evidence of your aspirations for pursuing a career in research.

If you have interrupted your academic career at any given point for at least three months, you may provide details about this in your Personal Statement (optional). This Personal Statement should be written in English, and is limited to 3.000 characters, including spaces (ca. 500 words). 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 55 4. Funding schemes of the FWO Postdoctoral fellowships External advice Head of the receiving research unit At least 2 external referees 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO

56 4. Funding schemes of the FWO Postdoctoral fellowships Selection procedure referees: Applicant suggests 10 potential referees APPLICANT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ELIGIBILITY OF THE REFEREES; IN CASE OF ANY MISCONDUCT EACH APPLICATION WILL IMMEDIATELY BE INELIGIBLE FWO-administration selects at random referees until at least 2 reports are available 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 57 4. Funding schemes of the FWO Postdoctoral fellowships Not eligible as referee are:

Members of the Board of FWO; Members of an expert panel of FWO; Those who are appointed at a Belgian university, research institution or whatever other organization; Persons with a professional appointment to a foreign institute where the applicant(s) had been enrolled as a student or professional after January 1st of the year n-3 (n=year of application); 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 58 4. Funding schemes of the FWO Postdoctoral fellowships Not eligible as referee are: Co-authors of the applicant(s) of a publication that has been submitted or published after 1 January of the year n-3 (n=year of application); Co-authorship is to be understood as follows:

Co-authorship of a monograph of which the applicant is co-author as well; Co-authorship of an article or another type of contribution to a collection of which the applicant is co-author as well; Editors are not regarded as co-authors, insofar as they have not also acted as what is understood under co-author. Co-editors of the applicant are not accepted as external referees. 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 59 4. Funding schemes of the FWO Postdoctoral fellowships Not eligible as referee are: Partners of the applicant(s) in a research project that has been applied for or ongoing within the last three years prior to the final submission date for applications Applicants are responsible for the eligibility of the proposed referees! If the proposed referees do not comply with the

eligibility criteria, the application could be declared ineligible! Penalty system (1 warning, with second violation : ineligble) 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 60 4. Funding schemes of the FWO Postdoctoral fellowship Specification research partners: Art. 12, 4: partners of the applicant(s) in a research cooperation ,whether formalised in a research project or not, that has been applied for or has been running after January 1st of the year n-3 (n=year of application. In this context, the following shall in any case qualify as research cooperation (non-exhaustive list): 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO

61 4. Funding schemes of the FWO Cooperation under a research fellowship, granted by the FWO; Cooperation under a research project, whether relating to a specific subject or not or under an international cooperation project, granted by the FWO; Cooperation under the Odysseus programme or the Big Science programme, granted by the FWO; Cooperation under a Scientific Research Network, granted by the FWO; Cooperation under programmes similar to those mentioned above, granted by organisations other than the FWO; Joint research work not formalised in a cooperation structure as defined above; Research carried out in the research areas and/or with research facilities provided by the applicant to the referee or vice versa; 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO

62 4. Funding schemes of the FWO Postdoctoral fellowships External referees When in doubt about the eligibility, applicants can contact FWO before submitting the application: [email protected] . The questions to the FWO before submission will be presented to the FWO referee commission of the appropriate scientific domain. 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 63 4. Funding schemes of the FWO Postdoctoral fellowships FWO Referee Commission 5 referee commissions, 1 for each domain (for applications submitted to the interdisciplinary panel, the referee commissions of the respective scientific domains will

be consulted) Co-authorship in publications with > 10 authors FWO administration will consult the referee commission Referee commission will decide on the alleged eligibility of the proposed referees When the referee commission decides negatively on the eligibility of a proposed referee in an application that has already been submitted, this application will be disqualified! 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 64 4. Funding schemes of the FWO Postdoctoral fellowships FWO Referee Commission Referee commission answers negatively to a question concerning eligibility of a proposed referee that reached the FWO before application: applicant will be asked to propose a new referee that meets the eligibility criteria.

After administrative check: FWO will inform applicants about violations that were found if alleged violations result from a factual error of the FWO administration, the FWO can be notified. 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 65 4. Funding schemes of the FWO Postdoctoral fellowships External referees Applicants must see to it that any contact information of the reviewers is up-to-date not the case: FWO will not take further steps in tracking down the reviewer(s) and the applicant may be asked to submit new names. Applicants and reviewers may not in any way communicate with each other about any aspect of the application and of the evaluation. At the time of entry in application process: reviewers will need to declare that they comply with eligibility requirements or reviewers and that they will treat any information contained in the application as confidential and that they will not use any of this information for purposes other than the drawing up of their evaluation

2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 66 4. Funding schemes of the FWO Postdoctoral fellowships External referees Primarily, FWO administration will see to it that applicants strictly observe the eligibility regulations and other guidelines. It will inform the Board of Trustees about any violation of this sort. The Board of Trustees will take the final decision on these violations. 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 67

4. Funding schemes of the FWO Postdoctoral fellowships Selection criteria (1) Quality of the applicant Research capability and potential such as Publications in peer reviewed journals as well as other elements of the candidates CV Patents, teaching, advanced courses, etc., taking into account the level of experience Research skills and methodology Scientific independence (independent thinking, management experience and leadership qualities) Scientific background of the candidate Mobility of the applicant (previous transnational and/or intersectoral mobility experience) 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 68 4. Funding schemes of the FWO

Postdoctoral fellowships Selection criteria (2) Quality of the proposal Originality and innovative nature of the project (progress beyond the state of the art) Feasibility of the project Focus of the project Relevance of the project Coherence of the project 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 69 4. Funding schemes of the FWO Postdoctoral fellowships Selection criteria (3) Quality of the context of employment Quality of the research environment of the host group

(researchers, infrastructure, etc.) Quality of the supervision and training support of the host group 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 70 4. Funding schemes of the FWO Postdoctoral fellowships Accountability Yearly progress report FWO should be acknowledged on every publication FWO should be informed about every foreign stay 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO

71 4. Funding schemes of the FWO Postdoctoral fellowships Combining jobs: general max. 8 hours / week Unpaid Administrative or clinical tasks Guiding practica / seminars (1 hour = 2 hours) 2 hours on yearly basis in teaching at a univ./institution for higher education (3 hours on yearly basis in 2nd and 3rd mandate) Parttime paid Appointment as fellow % reduced Allowed without application Compensation for stay abroad Compensation covers only travel and accomodation costs 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO

72 4. Funding schemes of the FWO Temporary suspension for research position abroad A FWO postdoctoral fellowship (1st or 2nd term) can be suspended during the period the postdoc occupies a full-time and paid research position (incl. stipend) at a foreign university/scientific institute/company. Why? Encouraging international mobility of researchers 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 73 4. Funding schemes of the FWO Temporary suspension for research position abroad Conditions:

Suspension: min. 6 months / max. 2 years in total (1st + 2nd term taken together) Official request to the Secretary-General of FWO Minimal 80% postdoc fellowship No time gap between 1st and 2nd postdoctoral term: applications for renewals : in the last full year of 1st term (incl. suspension) (year= 1 Oct. 30 Sept.) Suspension not possible for Senior Clinical Investigator If the foreign position is part of a group or consortium receiving any (in)direct public Flemish funding 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 74 4. Funding schemes of the FWO Postdoctoral fellowships Bench fee

Each year 4.000 Responsibility of the researcher Can be combined with other funding Saldi may be used the next year Cf. PhD Fellowships 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 75 4. Funding schemes of the FWO Postdoctoral fellowships Mobility

2014 Very important for postdoctoral fellows Make use of (FWO) funding schemes for international mobility Travel grants (short/long stay) Bench fee: 4.000 Infosession fellowships FWO 76 4. Funding schemes of the FWO Senior Clinical Investigator Who can apply? A medical specialist, general practitioner or pharmacist specialist in clinical

biology Full-time clinical role at a university hospital 5 years, 2 x renewable Halftime exemption of clinical tasks Obtained PhD (< 1 June 2016) 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 77 4. Funding schemes of the FWO Senior Clinical Investigator Selection procedure referees: > See Postdoctoral Fellowships 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO

78 4. Funding schemes of the FWO [PEGASUS] MSCA Fellowship Brain circulation through international and intersectoral mobility by Attracting more excellent researchers to Flanders via incoming fellowships Bestowing researchers in Flanders with increased international experience via outgoing fellowships Provide support and training all within an optimal research environment and enjoying the best working conditions Boost individual research career 25th September [PEGASUS]

79 INCOMING + OUTGOING [PEGASUS] Conditions // regular postdoctoral researcher FWO + Mobility allowance: Incoming: 600 euro/month Outgoing: 1.650 euro/month in first 2 years + Travel expenses Incoming: to and from Belgium for the fellow Outgoing: to/from place of destination for the fellow Datum Titel 80 INCOMING + OUTGOING [PEGASUS] Optimal work environment

Charter & Code principles Transparent recruitment and appraisal procedures HR Excellence in Research" logo Welcome sessions Training opportunities Datum Titel 81 INCOMING [PEGASUS] Regular 3-year postdoctoral fellowship

For researchers currently performing research abroad and wish to continue research in the Flemish Community Can partly be performed in non-academic sector Affiliation with Flemish university, possibly in collaboration with a Flemish or federal scientific institution Datum Titel 82 INCOMING [PEGASUS] Eligibility criteria No nationality restrictions

PhD required Apply within 3 years after obtaining their PhD In the three years preceding the start of the fellowship, not have stayed in Belgium for longer than 12 months Datum Titel 83 OUTGOING [PEGASUS] Regular 3-year postdoctoral fellowships First two years research conducted at a foreign research institution or company Third year an obligatory return year at the Flemish host institution to which the fellow is affiliated during entire 3-year fellowship Intersectoral mobility possible

Datum Titel 84 OUTGOING [PEGASUS] Eligibility criteria No nationality rectrictions PhD required Apply within 3 years after obtaining PhD or postdoctoral extension Performing research activities in the Flemish Community one year before the submission deadline In the three years preceding the start of the fellowship, not have stayed in the country where you wish to carry out research in the

first two years for longer than 12 months Datum Titel 85 Evaluation procedure // regular postdoc After ranking in panel: Panel for International Collaboration Interdisciplinary Peer review reports and reports monodisciplinary panels taken into account Makes final ranking Datum Titel 86

Evaluation procedure Evaluation criteria // regular postdoc Excellence of the fellow Excellence of the project Excellence of the context of employment/hosting Any other relevant point Holistic approach Datum Titel 87 Practical: calls Call 1 Launch: September 2015 Deadline: February 1, 2016 (05.00 pm Belgian time) Communication of the results: by the end of June 2016 Flexible start of the granted fellowships: October 2016-February 2017 Call 2

Launch: February 2016 Deadline: May 1, 2016 (05.00 pm Belgian time) Communication of the results: by the end of November 2016 Flexible start of the granted fellowships: January-May 2017 Datum Titel 88 4. Funding schemes of the FWO Research and Travel Grants Research grants > Together with call Research Projects (deadline: April 1st) Postdocs and ZAP (limited) Personal research budget between 2.500 and 40.000 Grant for 1 year 2014

Infosession fellowships FWO 89 4. Funding schemes of the FWO Research and Travel Grants Travel grants Bottom-up: free choice of destination and research topic No grants inside Europe for Aspirant/IWT-fellowship and FWO-postdoc At least one publication Types of grants: Attendance of international conferences / workshops Short and long stays abroad 2014

Infosession fellowships FWO 90 4. Funding schemes of the FWO Earmarked Travel Grants: Belgian Historical Institute in Rome (BHIR) Stipends: Stay + travel For research in archives, libraries, archaeological digs and in museums 1 week 12 months (cf. FWO short and long stays)

Master or Doctorate in Humanities Affiliation to Belgian university Submission: September Evaluation together and in interaction with Academia Belgica See for more information: http://www.bhir-ihbr.be/en/index.php . 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 91 4. Other Funding: Academia Belgica Academia Belgica, Rome (Secretariat by FWO) Research stays and stipends Stipends:

Stay + travel and living expenses 1 9 months Doctorate obtained in previous 3 academic years Proposal for research activities in Rome Support by 2 professors of a Belgian university Submission: September Evaluation together and in interaction with BHIR See for more information: http://www.academiabelgica.it/ . 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 92

5. New programme: SBO PhD From January 1st 2016 on: former IWT-stipends for PhD SBO (Strategig Basic Research) integrated in FWO It will remain a funding line of its own Between fundamental and applied research With economic goal and potential for enterprise(s) Practical modalities: in progress 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 93 More information on the FWO Website of the FWO: www.fwo.be Information on strategy, regulations, scientific prizes, calls, Free to download publications More information on FWO:

http://www.geschiedenisfwo.be/ 2014 Infosession fellowships FWO 94

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