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Results of the FRIA call!

On December 12, 2023, the FRIA Board of Directors awarded a doctoral grant to the following candidates.


Nokia Bell Scientific Award

The Fund for Scientific Research-FNRS and the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO) will grant, in 2024, the Nokia Bell Scientific Award in recognition of an outstanding PhD thesis that brings the most original contribution in the field of information and communication technologies.


Nokia Bell Scientific Award 2024

Eligible topics:

  • Artificial/augmented intelligence
  • Artificial Intelligence assisted software development
  • Big data and analytics
  • Decentralized/Trustless Software
  • Systems Edge and cloud computing F
  • ixed and wireless communication
  • Optical communication
  • Signal processing
  • Software engineering for cyber-physical systems 

Amount: 8.000 € for personal use (Nokia has no responsibility for any usage of the Award).


Eligible candidates

  • The PhD thesis must have been publicly defended between 1st January 2023 and 31st December 2023 in a Belgian university or the Royal Military Academy.
  • Candidates must be affiliated to a university or research institute (worldwide) in a research position at the submission deadline (March 11, 2024). ​
  • The PhD thesis may have been partially or entirely conducted in collaboration with Nokia Bell and its subsidiaries. ​
  • Employees from Nokia Bell and its subsidiaries are not eligible for the Award.


Call timeline

  • Opening of the call: December 8th, 2023
  • Deadline of the call: March 11th, 2024
  • Jury meeting: Spring 2024


How to apply?

Applications, written in English, must be sent electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on March 11th, 2024 at the latest.

The requested documents are :

  • The application form duly completed and signed.
  • A detailled curriculum vitae.
  • A complete list of publications.
  • An electronic version of the thesis. 

The complete regulations of the Nokia Bell Scientific Award are available here.

The list of the previous laureates is available here.

Questions about the Award should be adressed via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Opening of the call Grants and Fellowships 2024

The call Grants and Fellowships 2024 is open on e-space. The following instruments are concerned:

Postdoctoral researcher

  • Postdoctoral Researcher - CR
  • Postdoctoral Medical Doctor Applicant to an MSc - CSPD
  • Postdoctoral Clinical Master Specialist - SPD
  • Postdoctoral Clinical Master Specialist renewal – SPD-REN
  • Clinical Researcher - CCL
  • Clinical Researcher renewal – CCL-REN 
  • Research Associate– CQ
  • Senior Research Associate – MR
  • Research Director – DR
  • Ulysse Incentive Grant for Mobility in Scientific Research – MISU
  • Ulysse Incentive Grant for Mobility in Scientific Research extension – MISU-PROL

Doctoral researcher

  • Research Fellow - ASP
  • Research Fellow renewal – ASP-REN
  • Special Doctoral Grant - BSD
  • Medical Doctor Applicant to an MSc and a Ph.D. - CSD
  • Medical Doctor Applicant to an MSc and a Ph.D. renewal – CSD-REN
  • Clinical Master Specialist Applicant to a Ph.D. - SD
  • Clinical Master Specialist Applicant to a Ph.D. renewal – SD-REN
  • Veterinary MD. Ph.D. Student - VETE-CCD
  • Veterinary MD. Ph.D. Student renewal – VETE-CCD-REN

Consult the Rules and the Mini-Guide EN.

More info on the Rules & Guides page.

 


Opening of the call Mc Kinsey & Company Scientific Award

Thanks to the patronage of McKinsey & Company, the FNRS will grant, in 2024, the McKinsey & Company Scientific Award to a researcher who can demonstrate the societal and economic relevance OR the practical applicability of his/her doctoral thesis. 

The doctoral thesis must pertain to one of the following fields:

  • Exact sciences
  • Applied sciences
  • Social, economic or management sciences
  • Biomedical sciences

Amount: 5.000 € for personal use.

The thesis must have been publicly defended in 2023 in a university of the Federation Wallonia-Brussels or the Royal Military Academy. Candidates must be affiliated to a recognized university (within or outside the Federation Wallonia-Brussels) at the deadline of the call (cf. below). The thesis may not have been previously rewarded, except by an honorary Award. 

McKinsey & Company staff are not eligible to the Award.

 

Call timeline:

  • Opening of the call: December 5th, 2023
  • Deadline of the call: March 4th, 2024 at 2PM (Brussels time)
  • Jury meeting: Spring 2024

Applications must be submitted electronically via the FNRS online application systeme-space by March 4th 2024 at 2PM (Brussels time) at the latest.

 

The application file is composed of:

  • The e-space online application form
  • A scientific section encompassing:
    • A summary of the PhD thesis in layman’s term
    • A scientific summary of the PhD thesis
    • A presentation demonstrating the social and economic relevance or the practical applicability of the PhD thesis
  • A detailed curriculum vitae
  • A complete list of publications
  • An electronic version of the thesis

 

The complete regulations of the McKinsey & Company Scientific Award 2024 are available here.

The list of the previous laureates is available here.

Questions about the Award should be adressed via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Eugène Yourassowsky Award in Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

The Fund for Scientific Research-FNRS will grant, in 2024, the Eugène Yourassowsky Award in recognition of an outstanding PhD thesis that presents an original contribution in the field of medical microbiology and infectious diseases.

Eugène Yourassowsky Award 2024

  • Rewards a PhD thesis that presents an original contribution in the field of medical microbiology and infectious diseases.​
  • Amount: 15.000 €. Half of the amount is awarded to the laureate for personal use, the other half is allocated to the laureate's laboratory in the Federation Wallonia-Brussels where the PhD thesis was conducted.

Eligible candidates

  • The PhD thesis must have been publicly defended between 1st January 2020 and 31st December 2023 in a university of the Federation Wallonia-Brussels.
  • The PhD thesis may not have been previously rewarded, except by an honorary Award. 

Call timeline

  • Opening of the call: December 4th, 2023
  • Deadline of the call: March 4th, 2024
  • Jury meeting: Spring 2024

How to apply?

Applications, written in English, must be sent electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on March 4th, 2024 at the latest.
 
The requested documents are :
  • The application form duly completed and signed.
  • A detailled curriculum vitae.
  • A complete list of publications.
  • An electronic version of the thesis.

The complete regulations of the Eugène Yourassowsky Award are available here.
The list of the previous laureates is available here.
Information about the Prof. Eugène Yourassowsky is available here.
 
 
Questions about the Award should be adressed via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Opening of bilateral call for mobility projects 2023 between F.R.S.-FNRS and "FAPESP" (Brazil, State of São Paulo)

Within the framework of bilateral agreements, a call for projects is currently open with Brazil ("FAPESP").

You will find details of this call for proposals, and, if applicable, a link to specific information from our partner, on the "F.R.S.-FNRS call for proposals calendar" page.

You can also consult the practical details of how to submit your project, which are now available exclusively via "e-space".

If you have any questions, please contact the F.R.S.-FNRS International Department (e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


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