These grants take the form of a so called “sandwich” scholarship: the candidate obtains a scholarship on an alternating basis on the PhD at Ghent University (‘North’) and at the university or research centre in a developing country (‘South’). Only for the periods the scholarship holder works at Ghent University the scholarship holder will receive a monthly income. The rest of the PhD research is done in the partner university, for which no funding is provided through this scholarship.
* Candidates need to come from – and have the nationality of – a developing country
* There must be a guarantee that the candidate will be able to work on the PhD project at the partner university in a selected developing country (South).
* A written statement is requested from the university authorities stating that the candidate is either a fulltime PhD student or a staff member of this university and will be sufficiently exempted from teaching or other assignments as to be able to fully concentrate on the PhD research in the South.
* This statement should also mention that the candidate receives a local PhD scholarship or salary when working on the PhD at the partner university in the South.
* CSC scholarship holders are not eligible to apply for a Doctoral grants for researchers from developing countries.
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 qualifications of the applicant;
* the doctoral project;
* the relevance of the research topic for development;
* the scientific/scholarly potential of the promoter’s research group(s);
* the partnership between Ghent University and the local institute;
* The scientific/scholarly potential of the local institute.
Value of Scholarship:
* The value of the scholarship at Ghent University depends on, the researcher’s family situation and is approximately € 1.958 per month.
* The Ghent University promoter also receives a bench fee of €15.440 to cover (part of) the operational costs, as well as the travelling costs of the student and both the Ghent University and the local promoter.
Duration of Scholarship: The candidate obtains a scholarship for maximum 24 months which must be divided into several periods within a span of 4 years.
How to Apply: Visit link below.