Application for the Special Research Fund-Doctoral Scholarships for Developing Countries in Belgium – 2021/2022. Entry is now open at the University of Ghent in Belgium.
Applicants are available for Ph.D. students who wish to carry out half of their Ph.D. research at Ghent University and a half at a university in a developing country. PhD scholarship at Ghent University (24 months): PhD scholarship at Ghent University (in total 24 months), and The Ghent University promoter receives a bench fee of € 310/per month of research in Ghent + € 8000 travel budget to cover (part of) the operational costs, as well as part of the travelling costs of the student and both the Ghent University and the local promoter.
The Ghent University promoter receives a bench fee of € 310/per month of research in Ghent + € 8000 travel budget to cover (part of) the operational costs, as well as part of the travelling costs of the student and both the Ghent University and the local promoter.
Ghent University wishes to support university research groups or research centers in developing countries in their aim to grow into excellent research centers by upgrading local academic personnel.
The Scholarships are one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world. The aim of the program is to create a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.
SPECIAL RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY
Scholars are selected on the following criteria:
- Students of a developing country can apply for these endowments.
List of Countries: Afghanistan, Kenya, Armenia, Brazil, Angola, Korea, Dem.Rep., Bolivia, China, Bangladesh, Tajikistan, Cameroon, Colombia, Benin, Timor-Leste,Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Cabo Verde, Cuba, Bhutan, Congo, Dominican Republic, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ecuador, Burundi, Egypt , Jordan, Cambodia, El Salvador, Mexico, Central African Rep., Georgia, Peru, Chad, Ghana, Suriname, Comoros, Guatemala, Thailand, Congo, Dem. Rep., Guyana, Tunisia, Djibouti, Honduras, Uruguay, Equatorial, Guinea, India, South Africa, Eritrea, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Kosovo, Gambia, Kyrgyzstan, Guinea, Micronesia, Guinea-Bissau, Moldova, Haiti, Mongolia, Kiribati, Morocco, Laos People’s Democratic Republic, Nicaragua, Lesotho, Nigeria, Liberia, Pakistan, Madagascar, Papua New Guinea, Malawi, Paraguay, Mali, Philippines, Mauritania, Samoa, Mozambique, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Swaziland, Nepal, Syrian Arab Republic, Niger, Tokelau, Rwanda, Ukraine, São Tomé and Principe, Uzbekistan, Senegal, Vietnam, Sierra Leone, West Bank and Gaza Strip, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Tanzania
- Before applying for a PhD scholarship at Ghent university students Always need to find a professor from Ghent University who is willing to act as the supervisor (‘promoter’) of their doctoral research and who agrees to support their application. The best way to do this is by browsing the list of faculties and research topics available on their research directory
- The proposals must be jointly submitted by a candidate, a promoter at Ghent University and a supervisor at the partner university.
- The studentships are available for PhD students who wish to carry out half of their PhD research at Ghent University and the half at a university in a developing country.
- No restrictions are imposed on the field of research, nevertheless, preference will be given to topics that are relevant for the development
- Candidates need to come from – and have the nationality of – a developing country (see country list);
- There must be a guarantee that the candidate will be able to work fulltime on the PhD project for a period of 24 months at the partner university in a selected developing country (South). This implies that the following conditions need to be fulfilled:
- there must be a local PhD supervisor at the partner university or research centre in the South; A written statement is requested stating that the candidate is either a funded full-time PhD student or a staff member at this partner university and will be sufficiently exempted from teaching or other assignments as to be able to fully concentrate on the PhD research in the South.
- This statement should also mention that the candidate receives a local PhD scholarship or salary for a period of 24 months when working on the PhD at the partner university in the South.
- This co-funding is only intended for students who want to obtain a (joint ) PhD degree at Ghent University.
- To be able to determine the proficiency of someone’s knowledge of Dutch or English, Ghent University uses the Common European Framework Reference for Foreign Languages. There are six foreign language proficiency levels and is a basis for the recognition of language qualifications.
SPECIAL RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
- Only applications that have been submitted (with the International Office and registered on the website of the scholarship) before February 4, 2021 will be considered.
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