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Successful applications for the Coronavirus Call - Urgent Research Credits (CUR)

The FNRS and research against coronavirus: €1 million to support 21 projects

pdfThe list of proposals accepted is available here.


The Board of Directors of the FNRS has just granted research credits for a little over €1 million to 21 scientific projects conducted against the coronavirus (list and projects in the appendix). These Urgent Research Credits are financed by legacies and private donations, received in particular within the framework of the fundraising campaign that the FNRS is currently conducting. These Research Credits concern in particular epidemiological research, research into the physiopathogenesis of the disease (virus-host interactions and immune response), measures to prevent and control infection in the healthcare setting (including the best ways to protect health workers) but also projects aimed at developing tests in clinical biology and screening.

This initial funding will be supplemented by Exceptional Research Projects, to which €2 million should be devoted and for which a call for projects is currently open. They cover the same areas as the credits, but also those linked to geopolitical issues, ethics in research and care, human rights, representations, perceptions, attitudes and behaviour relating to the epidemic, the organisation of care, health policy and the acceptability of decisions, as well as the overall economic impact of the crisis.


"Credits & Projects" call - IISN (Interuniversity Institute of Nuclear Sciences) - New closing date: Thursday, July 9 !

Access to the Mini-Guide "Credit and Projects": FR / EN

The IISN templates for new projects and addenda/extensions can be accessed via the Mini-Guide.

Full access to e-space: Tuesday, June 2

Closure date of the call: Thursday, July 9

"Credits & Projects" call - New closing date: Thursday, July 9 !

Access to the general "Credits and Projects" Mini-Guide: FR / EN

This call concerns

  • Research Credits (CDR) : Règlement FR / EN
  • Research Projects (PDR) : Règlement FR / EN 
  • Equipements (EQP) : Règlement FR / EN 
  • Incentive Grants for Scientific Research (MIS) : Règlement FR / EN 

The templates (scientific part) are accessible via the Mini-Guide.

Full access to e-space: Tuesday, June 2

Closure date of the call: Thursday, July 9

Press release on the COVID-19 crisis

Press release on the COVID-19 crisis - Wallonia and Brussels mobilise with more than 190 research projects and business initiatives, gathered on a new platform: WWW.COVID19-WB.be.

Since the beginning of the health crisis, a large number of scientific research projects and business initiatives have been rapidly set up in Wallonia and Brussels to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on health and society as a whole. A very large number of skills and expertise, in all fields of science, have been associated with these projects.

At the initiative of the Royal Academy of Medicine and the Royal Academy of Sciences, Letters and Fine Arts of Belgium, supported by the universities of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, the #FNRS was asked to draw up an inventory and to disseminate it on the Internet.

This is now done, with a first version of this inventory published this Wednesday morning on www.COVID19-WB.be. The site currently brings together nearly 250 initiatives developed to help combat the pandemic and its consequences: scientific research (universities and FNRS) is represented by more than 160 projects, in addition to some thirty business initiatives, as well as the reference of some fifty expertises in various scientific fields.
This site has been designed with a view to constant improvement: other projects may be added to the current version on a regular basis.

The site can be consulted in English and constitutes a unique database demonstrating the richness, dynamism and diversity of our scientific research (fundamental and applied).
applied) and our companies.

The themes are about :

  • Fundamental research in Life and Health Sciences
  • Tests and diagnostics
  • Therapy and care
  • Vaccines and prevention
  • Big data and e-health
  • People and society
  • Economics, ethics and law
  • Public policy
  • Information and communication
    The initiatives can come from the 6 universities of the FWB, the FNRS, university hospitals, universities, federal institutions, research centres or companies.


Call Coronavirus

Projets Exceptionnels de recherche - PER

Call open on e-space.

  • Mini-guide FR / EN
  • Regulations FREN



L'Oréal-UNESCO International Awards for Women in Science 2021

The 2021 Prizes will be awarded to five outstanding women researchers for their work in the physical, mathematical and computer sciences. Each winner will receive a prize of €100,000 for her contribution to the advancement of science at a ceremony in March 2021.

All necessary information is available on the following platform: https://www.forwomeninscience.com/fr/awards 

The deadline for applications is 31 May 2020.

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