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Doctoral Scholarships for Candidates, Belgium

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Doctoral Scholarships are offered with support from Special Research Fund at Ghent University, Belgium.

Ghent University grants PhD “sandwich” scholarships to promising PhD students from developing countries who wish to carry out half of their PhD research at Ghent University and half at a university in a developing country.

What are Benefits?

Ghent University only finances the part of the research that will be carried out in Ghent (24 months), the candidate must have full-time funding for the other 24 months of research to be carried out in the South.

The Ghent University promoter receives a bench fee of  Euro 310 per month of research in Ghent Plus  Euro 8000 travel budget to cover the operational costs, as well as part of the travelling costs of the student and both the Ghent University and the local promoter.

Who is Eligible?

Candidates need to come from – and have the nationality of – a developing country (see country list)

The proposals must be jointly submitted by a candidate, a supervisor at Ghent University and a supervisor at the partner university.

No restrictions are imposed on the field of research, nevertheless  preference will be given to topics that are relevant for development.

Only degree students are welcome to apply. Exchange students cannot apply for this scholarship.

Ghent university wants to encourage more female researchers to apply for this scholarship.

What is Application Process?

Application forms must be submitted (in English) electronically via e-mail to BOFapplication@ugent.be

Alongside the application form, the Ghent University supervisor must also submit the following 2 documents:

An advice on the candidate, stating the supervisor’s opinion on the capability of the candidate as a future researcher.

An advice on the ethical and biosafety context of the proposed research project.

Deadline

You can apply before 1 February. From 18 May  onwards, the result of the selection will be announced online.

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