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FNRS Mobility

FNRS Mobility

The FNRS mobility instruments allow a researcher of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, under certain conditions, to travel abroad during his/her contract (mobility OUT), or foreign researchers to make limited time stays in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation (mobility IN).

The Regulation and the forms can be downloaded below. The forms must be sent back to the FNRS within the time indicated.

 

Stay abroad (OUT)

A researcher who wants to go abroad, within or outside of Europe, to acquire new knowledge in research and new techniques in a laboratory or to facilitate an information mission, can request an allowance from the F.R.S.-FNRS for transport and living expenses.

In short:

  • Persons concerned: researchers from the Wallonia-Brussels Federation attached to one of the eligible institutions (see Appendix A in the Regulation + eligibility conditions Articles 2 and 3 of the Regulation).
  • Purpose: a researcher who wants to go abroad, for example to acquire new knowledge in a colleague’s laboratory, may receive financial assistance to cover the intended stay.
  • Procedure: the application must be submitted 2 months before the date of a stay in Europe or 3 months before the date of a stay outside Europe using the form available online on the e-space platform, available at https://applications.frs-fnrs.be.
  • Documents: regulations (only in FR) and terms of submission.
  • Questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Scientific meeting abroad (OUT)

A researcher who wishes to go to a symposium, in Europe or outside Europe, and who presents a communication or a poster that has been accepted for a presentation by the organisers of the congress, can ask the F.R.S.-FNRS for an allowance for transport expenses.

In short:

  • Persons concerned: researchers from the Wallonia-Brussels Federation attached to one of the eligible institutions (see Appendix A in the Regulation + eligibility conditions articles 5 and 6 of the Regulation). 
  • Purpose: to facilitate the researcher’s presence at meetings of a clearly scientific nature, including the presentation and discussion of contributions or original reports. The researcher may receive financial assistance for his/her trip to the congress venue (round trip).
  • Procedure: the application must be submitted 2 months before the date of the beginning of the scientific meeting in Europe or 3 months before that of a scientific meeting outside Europe using the form available online on the e-space platform, available at https://applications.frs-fnrs.be.
  • Documents: regulations (only in FR) and terms of submission.
  • Questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Scientific Stay Grant (IN and OUT) 

This grant is for a researcher who wishes to make a scientific IN stay (receiving a foreign researcher in one of the university institutions of the WBF) or OUT stay (of a researcher of the FWB abroad) within the framework of research work funded by the F.R.S.-FNRS or one of its Associated Funds, for a period of one to three months.

In short:

  • Persons concerned: 
    • researchers from the Wallonia-Brussels Federation participating in a programme funded by the F.R.S.-FNRS or by one of its Associated Funds (OUT).
    • Foreign researchers visiting a laboratory in the WBF under a programme funded by the F.R.S.-FNRS or by one of its Associated Funds (IN).
  • Purpose: 
    • Under the Scientific Stay Grant (OUT), the researcher can receive financial aid for costs of transport and stay.
    • Under the Scientific Stay Grant (IN), the visiting researcher can receive financial aid for costs of stay.
  • Procedure: The promoter of the research agreement supported by the F.R.S.-FNRS or by its Associated Funds must submit the request by e-mail 2 months before the date of the beginning of the stay by means of the appropriate form.
  • Documents: regulations (only in FR) and IN/OUT form
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Scientific mission (IN and OUT)

Release from teaching obligations of a permanent WBF university researcher (OUT) or invitation of a foreign permanent researcher in an equivalent capacity to stay at a WBF university (IN).

In short:

  • Persons concerned: 
    • Permanent holders of grants from the F.R.S.-FNRS (Research Associate, Senior Research Associate or Research Director) and also the first assistants and academic supervisors in a university of the WBF employed under an indefinite term contract,
    • Academic personnel (in particular, Professor, Lecturer etc.) of a university of the WBF employed under an indefinite term contract,
    • The F.R.S.-FNRS can also entrust missions to foreign permanent researchers who have been invited to stay in a university of the WBF.
  • Purpose: This grant allows the researcher to free him/herself from all teaching obligations for a maximum, non-renewable period of 12 months, in order to devote him/herself full-time to research.
  • Procedure: Applications must be sent to the Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique - FNRS exclusively by the Belgian academic authority concerned, using the appropriate form and by e-mail to the address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., before 2 March 2020. 
  • Documents: regulations (only in FR)
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Bilateral mobility projects - PINT-BILAT-M

Bilateral scientific cooperation agreements with sister institutions throughout the world encourage, through mobility, the emergence of joint projects between universities or research institutes of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation and those of the countries concerned. The F.R.S.-FNRS organises annual bilateral calls with certain sister institutions according to the PINT-BILAT-M regulation in order to finance research mobility projects of two or three years. 

The article devoted to Bilateral agreements concluded with sister institutions sets forth the list of the countries concerned. The article on the Practical details explains how to submit files and by what dates, which differ according to the agreements. 

Regulations (only in FR)


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