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Mobility - World

Mobility - World

The mobility instruments of the FNRS allow a researcher from the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, under certain conditions, to travel abroad (OUT mobility), or for foreign researchers to carry out stays of limited duration in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation (IN mobility).

 

Mobility - World

These F.R.S.-FNRS mobility instruments allow FWB researchers to do research and share knowledge throughout the world. The F.R.S.-FNRS also administers worldwide travel grants for the Fonds SofinaBoël and Wallonie Bruxelles International. 

 

Stay abroad/Workshops or summer school (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.

  • 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://e-space.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.

  • 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://e-space.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.

  • 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
  • Questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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).

  • 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,
    • Foreign permanent researchers in an equivalent position, invited to stay at a WBF university.
  • 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. by Friday March 1, 2024 at the latest.
  • Documents: regulations (only in FR)
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SofinaBoël Fellowship (OUT sauf USA)

These outgoing mobility grants are sponsored by the SofinaBoel Fund for Education and Talent via the King Baudouin Foundation. They aim to finance 6 or 12 month research stays abroad and are intended for PhD students affiliated to a Belgian university. The stay must take place during the PhD. All destinations are eligible except the USA. The amount of these grants is 1.650 €/month plus a flat rate of 1.000 € to cover travel expenses between Belgium and the destination country.

  • Eligible researchers: doctoral students with a paid affiliation to a Belgian university who have obtained a Master's degree (MA or MSc) after November 1, 2019.
  • Purpose: this instrument allows for a 6 or 12 month research stay abroad during the academic year 2024-2025.
  • Eligible destinations: all destinations are eligible except the USA.
  • Procedure: the application form and had-hoc documents must be sent by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 6 november 2023 at the latest.
  • Documents: regulationsFAQ.
  • SofinaBoel Education and Talent Fund www.sofinaboel.be.
  • List of laureates

 


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