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BEWARE FELLOWSHIPS: a new programme to promote the mobility of researchers

To promote the mobility of researchers towards Belgium, the Department of Research Programs has launched two new funding schemes to attract foreign (*) researchers in Wallonia / Federation Wallonia -Brussels.

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The BEWARE FELLOWSHIPS (Belgium Wallonia REsearch ) programs are co-financed by the COFUND program of the European Union (FP7 - Marie Curie Actions)


This program will grant 57 mandates over 5 years, mandates whose purpose is to enable a SMEs or accredited research centerto benefit from the expertise of foreign highly qualified researchers (or Belgian expatriates) to encourage the innovation process within the Walloon host.

The call for proposals was launched on January 21st, 2014, the deadline for submission of applications is March 31st, 2014 at 2 PM. The official text of the call can be downloaded here (FR version (.pdf - 64Ko) , EN version (.pdf - 67Ko) ), the application form will be available shortly.


This program focuses on technology transfer, the project also runs over five years and a total of 80 mandates will be available for researchers to perform a research stay in a French-speaking University, in partnership with a Walloon company. Over the period covered by the mandate (18-36 months), six months must be spent in the company.

The call for proposals will be launched very soon, the deadline for submission shall be fixed around 15 April 2014.

(*) Mobility criterion: all nationalities, including Belgian, the condition is to have spent less than 12 months over the last three years in Belgium.

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