This is a funding instrument for 4-year mono- or multi-university research projects sponsored by a principal promoter.
PDR-THEMA provides for the participation of one or more co-promoters, including co-promoters outside the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.
Within the framework of a PDR-THEMA, the eligible expenses are of 3 types: personnel, operation and equipment.
Transfers between categories during projects may be authorised by notification to the F.R.S.-FNRS.
Cumulating is allowed with the other types of F.R.S.-FNRS financing.
The amount that can be requested varies depending on the theme and is included in the mini-guide of each PDR-THEMA call.
PDR-THEMA – Cardiovascular diseases
This call aims to fund 4-year research projects on cardiovascular diseases in the broad sense. The F.R.S.-FNRS does not impose any additional thematic constraints and the panel will have to decide, if necessary, on the eligibility of a project with a subject that seems to move away from this framework. All scientific approaches are eligible: molecular biology, public health, modelling, clinical studies, preclinical studies, medical engineering etc.