BOF-SF Fellowships for Senior Researchers and Doctoral Students in Belgium, 2014

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Catholic University Leuven is offering fellowships for senior researchers in Belgium. Candidates must not have been active at KU Leuven within a period of five years preceding the date of application, regardless of the source of income during that period. The duration of the SF-fellowship is one year and is basically not renewable. The application (including a renewal application) must be done through an electronic application form available through GeDOC online. Application should be submitted till March 27, 2014.. SF fellowships are aimed at senior non-KU Leuven researchers (regardless of their nationality) who have publicly defended their doctoral thesis at least 8 years before the official submission date. As a general rule, fellows should bring in new knowledge and expertise that is lacking, insufficiently developed or that can be extended within the research group of the applicant(s). For all fellowships, the expected input must go beyond the mere provision of labour..  The fellowships are available for pursuing research program.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Not provided
Who can apply to this scholarship? Candidates must have obtained a doctorate from a university other than KU Leuven and must preferably have an international profile.
· Candidates must have publicly defended their first PhD at least 8 years before the official submission date. Candidates should preferably hold a permanent position at another university or research institution.
· In order to be taken into consideration, the candidate must be available on a full
· time basis.
· Candidates must not have been active at KU Leuven within a period of five years preceding the date of application, regardless of the source of income during that period. If candidates did work at KU Leuven during this period, this time (interruptions included) will be deducted from the maximum total duration of 36 months. Applicants and their candidates are requested to seek parallel external funding. American candidates can consider Fulbright and CRB fellowships. European researchers can rely on Marie Curie and ERG grants from the EU, NATO grants, von Humboldt grants, GOS grants, IWT grants, DWTC grants, etc. If a parallel scholarship were to be allocated which is lower than the BOF allocation, the Special Research Fund can be requested to match that amount. The latter does not apply to Fulbright fellowships.
Benefits of the scholarship: -Fellows will be paid by means of a grant, a salary or expenses. The level of the grant, salary or expenses is determined in accordance with the level of the fellow and the percentage of remuneration in the fellow’s own institution. The distinction between a grant or a salary is made on the basis of the statutory regulations for grants. -A budget to reimburse insurance costs will be provided for all fellows. -For all fellows, compensation for travel expenses will be made up to a maximum of €650 for European countries and a maximum of €1000 for non-European countries. Travel expenses will be reimbursed based on proof of expenditure.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: SF fellowships are granted for a maximum of 12 months and are, in principle, not extendable. In exceptional cases with special motivation an extension of up to 12 months is possible. -Applications for short term fellowships (1 to 3 months) and summer fellowships are only possible if the supervisor can provide adequate justification. -Sequential fellowships or mandates of a different type are possible, but the total stay at  KU Leuven may not exceed 36 months within a period of five years. -Fellowships must be commenced within a period of 12 months following the date of the official allocation. Fellowships may be interrupted upon request, but the total duration of the interruptions (including deferral) may not exceed two years. -As this is an allocation in the name of the candidate, the Research Co-ordination Office must be notified if the mandate is discontinued.
Number of scholarships:  Not Known

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