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Subsidies for Scientific publications : opening of the call 2024

Within the framework of this call, two instruments are available to finance publishing costs (including layout, correction, graphic design, translation, etc.) in paper and/or digital form : 

  • Subsidy for scientific books
  • Subsidy for scientific periodical

The call closes on February 15, 2024.

Documents to help you prepare your application are available below:

  • Mini-guide Call 2024 FR
  • Regulations FR


Opening of the 2024 call for proposals for the Wernaers Fund

 

The purpose of the « Wernaers Fund » is to support initiatives to promote research and the dissemination of scientific knowledge. To this end, the Fund will award in 2024 :

• One or more Wernaers Prizes for scientific popularisation
• Grants to media contributing to the development of interest in scientific culture

Prize for scientific popularisation

These prizes, worth €6,500 each (for personal use), are awarded to individuals who have demonstrated creativity, innovation and relevance in communicating their knowledge.

Candidates must be attached to a university institution or a long-distance higher education establishment in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.

More information on the eligibility criteria and the rules prohibiting cumulation is available in the regulations.

Subventions to media contributing to the development of interest in scientific culture

These grants, worth a maximum of €15,000 each, contribute to the costs of producing, promoting, dispatching and updating media that help to develop interest in scientific culture.

Granted for a maximum period of 3 years, they are intended to support different types of media.

More information on the eligibility criteria and the rules prohibiting cumulation is available in the regulations.

Call timetable

Call opening: 14 December 2023
Deadline for the call: 4 March 2024
Meeting of the Advisory Board (Jury): spring 2024
Meeting of the Wernaers Fund Management Committee: spring 2024

Practical details

Applications must be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 11.59pm (Brussels time) on Monday 4 March 2024 at the latest.

The regulations and application forms for the 2 Wernaers Fund instruments are available here. Lists of previous Wernaers Fund winners and videos of projects awarded in 2023 are available on the same page.

Any questions can be sent by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 


Congratulations to Johann Morelle, Els Clays and Charlotte Beaudart, winners of the Scientific Awards AstraZeneca Foundation

This year's Scientific Awards AstraZeneca Foundation are awarded for research into treatment of auto-immune disease, stress and health at work, and healthy aging.

The winners are :

Johann Morelle, Lecturer and Associate Clinical Head at UCLouvain

Johann Morelle has been involved in identifying some of the autoantibodies responsible for kidney disease. He is developing an innovative research programme at the Institut de Duve. His discoveries are paving the way for new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to personalised medicine for autoimmune kidney diseases.

Els Clays, Associate Professor, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UGent

Work-related health and well-being are at the heart of Els Clays' research. Through several studies, the researcher and her team have highlighted the increased cardiovascular risks associated with certain stress factors. The team is also exploring psychosocial risk factors.

Charlotte Beaudart, Lecturer, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Narilis Institute, UNamur

Charlotte Beaudart is interested in sarcopenia, an age-related disease that leads to a progressive loss of muscle mass and strength. After conducting research to gain a better understanding of the progression of the disease, she helped create a questionnaire and developed a statistical tool to assess patients' quality of life and help practitioners.

 

Each year, the AstraZeneca Foundation entrusts the selection of three award-winners to independent juries appointed by the FNRS and the Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (FWO).

© photo AstraZeneca Foundation


Results of the first call Audacious Medical Grant – Neuro

On December 12, 2023, the FNRS Board of Directors awarded 4 AMG-Neuro.

This funding, the first in the field of neuroscience, is intended to support research projects with an original and daring character, but which do not find support in traditional funding channels due to a lack of preliminary data, absence of previous work or unusual methodology.

The 4 projects selected relate to neuroscience in the broadest sense, with the exception of cognitive science and nervous system cancers.


Results of the call Credits and Projects : Research Credits

On December 12, 2023, the FNRS Board of Directors awarded a Research Credit to 144 candidates.


Results of the call Credits and Projects : Research Projects (including PDR with Weave partners)

On December 12, 2023, the FNRS Board of Directors granted funding to 87 PDR.


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