Particular Analysis Fund-Doctoral Scholarship 2023-24, Ghent College, Belgium

By the Particular Analysis Fund (BOF), Ghent College awards annually about 50 PhD fellowships to predoctoral researchers, geared toward acquiring a doctoral diploma inside a time span of 4 years. The scholarship is roughly € 2.470 monthly, relying on the household standing of the scholar.  A bench price of € 310/month  might be awarded to the promoter.

FWO candidates (sort of doctoral grant – Basic Analysis or – Strategic Fundamental Analysis deadline 1 March 2023) who need to submit a BOF PhD fellowship utility to Ghent College in parallel can now select to submit a duplicate of their FWO utility (pdf) as a substitute of the BOF utility kind. Learn extra particulars at ‘the right way to apply for a BOF PhD fellowship’

Please notice that at Ghent college doctoral research are solely open towards college students who’ve the specific invitation of a professor at Ghent College to affix his/her analysis group as future PhD pupil. As quickly as you’ve gotten secured the help of a Ghent College professor you can begin a scholarship utility.

Length BOF PhD fellowship

In accordance with the rules for PhD scholarship recipients, the doctoral program begins by definition with a scholarship settlement of 1 12 months.

If, earlier than the top of the primary 12 months, the doctoral advisory committee or, within the absence thereof, the promoter(s) choose(s) that each the substantive progress within the context of the doctoral analysis and the general functioning of the PhD scholarship beneficiary such that the doctoral program might be efficiently accomplished inside an affordable time frame, the promoter points a optimistic recommendation in a written kind. A optimistic suggestion results in a 3-year extension of the doctoral scholarship.

  • Begin fellowship: 1 October 2023

Who can apply for a BOF-PhD  fellowship

This name is barely (*) open to candidates who can submit an admissible FWO PhD Fellowship – Basic Analysis  or -Strategic Fundamental Analysis within the 12 months of the BOF utility and the next 12 months.

  • This suggests that BOF candidates should find a way to submit an admissible utility to the FWO for an FWO PhD Fellowship – Basic Analysis (FO) or an FWO PhD Fellowship – Strategic Fundamental Analysis (SBO) each within the 12 months of their BOF utility and in a subsequent submission spherical.
  • Please notice, that candidates are not obliged to submit a parallel FWO utility within the 12 months of their first BOF utility. They’re obliged to take action within the 12 months following the granting of their BOF mandate (*). Candidates are additionally strongly inspired to submit 2 functions (in 2 totally different years) to the FWO (**) with a purpose to maximize their possibilities of being granted a fellowship.

(*)Candidates who already submitted to the FWO for a 2nd time in 2023 can nonetheless submit a BOF utility in 2023.

(*) Candidates for a GUGC label are exempted from the duty to undergo the FWO. Nevertheless, they’ve to satisfy the identical circumstances as the opposite candidates with regard to acquiring a grasp’s diploma (most 3 years on March 1 2023) and with regard to scientific seniority (most 18 months on March 1 2023).

  • There aren’t any restrictions on nationality, age or analysis matter.

This name is very aggressive. Glorious examine outcomes are an absolute requirement when making use of for a BOF PhD fellowship. To be considered, candidates ideally belong at the least to the high 15% greatest college students of the group of fellow college students who took exams for a similar diploma (each on bachelor and grasp degree). Candidates with a decrease candidate rating have little or no likelihood of getting a BOF doctoral scholarship.

Purposes have to be submitted with the help of a Ghent College promoter (Tenured Educational workers). UGent researchers can act as co-supervisor, non-UGent researchers as ‘concerned researchers’.

FWO PhD Fellowship basic analysis (FO)  or an FWO PhD Fellowship strategic primary analysis (SBO).

(**)The next guidelines apply when making use of for an FWO Fellowship (FO or SBO)

  • Candidates are allowed to submit 2 functions to the FWO.
  • Candidates for an FWO utility should have obtained their grasp’s diploma or equal no sooner than three years earlier than the deadline (March 1) of the decision.
  • Candidates for an FWO utility have a most of 18 months of scientific seniority earlier than the deadline (March 1) of the decision.

For extra particulars on the necessities of an FWO Fellowship Basic Analysis (FO) or an FWO Fellowship Strategic Fundamental Analysis (SBO), please go to the FWO web site: 

BOF PhD fellowship inside a selected collaboration

Throughout the framework of particular partnerships, numerous further fellowships are offered annually. These fellowships are solely awarded within the context of the proposed cooperation. For extra info and supplementary necessities, please seek the advice of the decision doc out there on the finish of this webpage.

  • BOF PhD fellowship with UNU-CRIS (United Nations College Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Research) label
  • BOF PhD fellowship with GUGC (Ghent College World Campus – South Korea) label

Submission at FWO

  • Candidates who’re rewarded a BOF PhD fellowship in 2023 are obliged to (re)apply(*) in 2024 or 2025 for an FWO PhD Fellowship basic analysis (FO)  or an FWO PhD Fellowship strategic primary analysis (SBO).
  • In case the awarded BOF PhD fellowship holder additionally utilized for a FWO PhD Fellowship FO or SBO and is invited for the second FWO analysis spherical (interview), he/she is obliged to take part and put together the interview completely upfront.
  • If the FWO fellowship is awarded, the candidate is obliged to modify to FWO funding. The BOF scholarship will then be reallocated to a candidate on the BOF reserve checklist.

Consideration: As a holder of an FWO aspirant’s mandate, one turns into a workers member of the FWO. If one beforehand held a contract at UGent, depart can’t be transferred from the UGent contract to the FWO contract.

(*)excluding candidates who fall below the exception measures 

Learn how to apply for a BOF PhD fellowship?

1. BOF PhD fellowship utility on the idea of a earlier FWO PhD fellowship utility

FWO candidates (sort of doctoral grant Basic Analysis or Strategic Fundamental Analysis – deadline 1 March 2023) who need to submit a BOF PhD fellowship to Ghent College in parallel can select to submit a copy of their FWO utility (pdf) as a substitute of the BOF utility kind. 

  • In that case, the FWO utility will depend as BOF-application and can evaluated.
  • To this finish, candidates ought to mail a copy of their FWO utility (pdf) along with a copy of their FWO “personalia” (pdf) to by the deadline of 24 April 2023.

Consideration! FWO candidates with non-UGent examine outcomes

  • Please additionally embrace lacking copies of all paperwork demonstrating examine outcomes for each bachelor’s and grasp’s levels, in addition to the paperwork indicating the rating and/or percentile rating per diploma. If it isn’t attainable to supply a rating or percentile rating, connect an official doc (letter or e-mail) from the college that it can’t present the requested info. Add this assertion as an attachment to your utility.

(For UGent college students, this info is mechanically offered by the central pupil administration)

2. BOF PhD Fellowship utility (with out earlier FWO PhD fellowship utility)

or FWO candidates who want to rework their FWO utility

  • ought to full the BOF utility kind signed assertion (signed by each candidate and supervisor) on examine outcomes and percentiles and mail this to by the deadline of 24 April 2023.

Candidates choosing a particular mandate (UNU-CRIS or GUGC) are requested to full Half II (annex) of the BOF utility kind along with their FWO/BOF utility and submit it along with their FWO/BOF utility.

The promoters of all candidates (FWO/BOF) ought to ship a separate doc with their opinion on the candidate’s analysis potential to

The BOF utility kind and different related paperwork (templates: Annex II, declaration of examine outcomes, supervisor’s recommendation) might be discovered on the backside of this webpage.

please learn the decision paperwork out there on the backside of this webpage rigorously and use them as steering when drafting your utility


  • Deadline: 24 April 2023; 23:59

Non-UGent candidates who didn’t but obtained their grasp diploma in the mean time of the appliance deadline must ship their diploma and ultimate examine outcomes no later than 10 July 2023 to

For UGent college students, this info is mechanically offered by the central pupil administration


  • Outcomes out there on 30 August 2023
  • Candidates who should not chosen will mechanically obtain suggestions on their utility by way of e mail inside 6 weeks.
  • As a result of excessive variety of functions, the Analysis Council has determined to hold out the choice process in two steps. Purposes that don’t make it by to the second spherical (on the idea of their examine reults) won’t be assessed for content material. Consequently, no substantive suggestions is feasible for these candidates with regard to their venture.

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