With support from its “Special Research Fund” (BOF), Ghent University wishes to support university research groups or research centres in developing countries in their aim to grow into excellent research centres by upgrading local academic personnel. These grants take the form of a so called “sandwich” scholarship.
Eligibility: To be admissible for this call, all of the following requirements must be met:
* 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.
Number of Awardees: Not specified
Value of Scholarship:
* The value of the scholarship at Ghent University depends on, the researcher’s family situation.
* The Ghent University promoter also receives a bench fee 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: These grants take the form of a so called “sandwich” scholarship: the candidate obtains a scholarship for maximum 24 months to work within a span of 48 months on an alternating basis on the PhD at Ghent University (‘North’) and at the university or research centre in a developing country (‘South’).
How to Apply: Visit link below.