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PhD Fellowship fundamental research


Research Field
Formal sciences
Natural sciences
Professions and applied sciences
Social sciences
Funding Type
Career Stage
European Research Programme
Not funded by an EU programme



A PhD Fellowship fundamental research allows young researchers to prepare a PhD, and to develop into independent scientists with a critical mindset. Fundamental research in the context of a PhD fellowship stands for challenging and innovative research (at PhD level).

What is funded

  • Net monthly scholarship amount:  minimum € 2,075.90
  • Fixed bench fee:  € 3,720 per year


Period: 2 years, renewable once, for two more years


  • For more details on the eligibility criteria, consult the regulations PhD fellowship fundamental research.
  • You are affiliated to a university in the Flemish Community, to the Evangelic Protestant Faculty in Leuven or the Faculty for Protestant Theology in Brussels
  • At the start of the fellowship, candidates must be holder of a diploma at least equivalent to a master's degree following a bachelor's degree and awarded by the competent institutions in one of the countries of the European Economic Area or Switzerland*.

*You can have your certificate, awarded outside EEA and Switzerland, recognized by NARIC, as being equivalent to a specific Flemish master degree.

*For this call, for diplomas awarded in the UK, the same conditions apply as for diplomas awarded in the EEA and Switzerland.

  • The master degree or equivalent diploma must have been obtained not earlier than 3 years before the closing date of the call.
  • On 1 March 2021 (application submission deadline) you have 18 months scientific seniority at most.


Organisation name
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Organisation Country
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