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FWO Info Session

Tuesday, 8 December, 2015 - 10:00
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
Info session

Every December VUB organises an information session on PhD fellowships made available by the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO). Join us on Tuesday, December 8th as we host our annual information day. Our guest speaker will be dr. Hans Willems, Director of the FWO research policy.

What are FWO PhD fellowships?

These fellowships are intended for young researchers and offer the opportunity to obtain a PhD after four years of research. The PhD research must be fundamental in nature. There are no restrictions regarding the topic. The FWO employs a strict bottom-up approach in which the researcher chooses the topic of his/her research. Each year a total of 214 new PhD fellows are appointed for a period of 2 x 2 years (after a favourable evaluation).

How to apply

Apply online at the FWO website. The final submission date is February 1st, 17h00. Take into account that the logon procedure takes at least 48 hours. Apply on time for a login and password to not miss the deadline.

Visit the FWO website for more information on their PhD fellowships

Programme of the info session

December 8th, 2015 @ Campus Etterbeek, Promotiezaal, building D (D.2.01)


10h15 Welcome
10h30 Presentation by dr. Hans Willems, Director of FWO's research policy
  • The FWO in general
  • FWO PhD fellowships
  • The referee commission
11h45 Q&A (ends by 12h30)


Participation is free, but registration is necessary. The registration deadline is Tuesday, December 1st.

Register at the VUB R&D website