Scientific calls for proposals

Belgian-Vietnamese Research and Technology Cooperation
Call for research proposals (2023)

Research areas:

* Biodiversity
* Geohazards/geo-heritage

Focus on Mangrove ecosystems and on Karst geo-ecosystems, and in close relation to the MAB and IGGP UNESCO-programs.

In the framework of the Agreement for science and technology cooperation between Belgium and Vietnam signed in 2002, a new call for research proposals is launched in September 2023.
The call ‘BIO-GEO’ was jointly launched by BELSPO and by MOST (Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam) on 16/10/2023.

Deadline: 20 December 2023, 15 h (E.T).

Research Programmes - Aeronautic

Aides d'Etat à la Recherche, au Développement et à l'Innovation dans le cadre des programmes Airbus

La Plate-forme aéronautique fédérale qui est constituée par le SPF Economie et le SPP Politique scientifique soutient la participation de l'industrie belge aux programmes aéronautiques Airbus. Les coûts de développement ou "Non Recurring Costs" (NRC) qui accompagnent de tels programmes peuvent être très élevés. La Plate-forme aéronautique fédérale finance ces coûts par des avances remboursables, conformément à la réglementation européenne.
Au sein de cette plate-forme, la DG Recherche & Spatial du SPP Politique scientifique (Belspo) est responsable des aspects scientifiques et techniques.
Les projets peuvent être soutenus selon l'un des scénarios de financement proposés.

Staatssteun voor Onderzoek, Ontwikkeling en Innovatie in het kader van Airbus-programma’s

Het Federaal luchtvaartplatform dat een samenwerking is tussen de FOD Economie en de POD Wetenschapsbeleid steunt de Belgische luchtvaartindustrie voor haar deelname aan de Airbus-programma’s. De ontwikkelingskosten of "Non Recurring Costs" (NRC) die gepaard gaan met dergelijke programma's kunnen immers zeer hoog oplopen. Het Federaal luchtvaartplatform, financiert deze kosten via terugbetaalbare voorschotten in overeenstemming met de Europese regelgeving.
Binnen dit platform is de DG Onderzoek & Ruimtevaart van de POD Wetenschapsbeleid (Belspo) verantwoordelijk voor de wetenschappelijke en technische aspecten.
De projecten kunnen worden gesteund volgens een van de voorgestelde financieringsscenario’s.
Er is momenteel geen open oproep tot het indienen van projecten.
Il n'y a pas d'appel à projets ouvert actuellement.

Space Research & Applications

Programma PRODEX

The PROgramme for the Development of scientific EXperiments (PRODEX) is a programme of the European Space Agency (ESA) to which Belgium, as Member State of ESA, has been participating since June 1988.
Permanent funding scheme

European Calls and Projects

Starting Independent Researcher Grant

European Research Council (ERC)

Support up-and-coming researchers who are about to establish or consolidate an independent research team or to start conducting independent research in Europe.
Website ERC

Federal contactpoint for the European Framework Programme

NCP Federal BE

NCP Federal BE inform about the latest developments in Horizon Europe, help finding suitable project partners or joining a consortium, support in preparing a project proposal and give feedback on project proposals.
Website NCP Federal BE

Calls for Tenders related to the Directorate-General for Research & Innovation.

EU-DG Research & Innovation

Find current and upcoming funding opportunities for your research, as well as research partners, jobs and fellowships. Learn about research projects and results, joint research initiatives and EU action to promote innovation.
Website European Commission

European Cooperation in Science and Technology

COST: Open call

COST invites researchers throughout Europe to submit proposals for research networks and use this unique opportunity to exchange knowledge and to embark on new European perspectives. A continuous Open Call for Proposals is used to attract the best proposals for new COST Actions.
Website COST Belgium
Website COST

European Space Agency

esa-star Publication

The esa-star Publication System portal of the European Space Agency presents the calls from ESA but also from industry, research centres and European national agencies.
Website Doing Business with ESA

Grants and mobility


Hodge fellowships at the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques in Bures-sur-Yvette (IHES)

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and IHES annually offer two 1-year fellowships under the name of Sir William Hodge, the eminent British mathematician whose main interests were in the fields of algebraic and differential geometry. The fellowships will enable outstanding young mathematicians and theoretical physicists to spend some time at IHES.
Website IHES
Website EPSRC


Academia Belgica - Center for History, Arts and Sciences in Rome

Since the end of 2018, the Academia Belgica, the Belgian Historical Institute of Rome and the Princess Marie-José National Foundation have united their respective fields of action and joined forces in a public utility foundation called "Academia Belgica - Center for History, Arts and Sciences in Rome". Each year, this 'new' institution will propose a number of research fellowships in Italy. These scholarships are awarded from the funds, as appropriate, of the Federal Authority (Academia Belgica's own budget), the Flemish Community (Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek) or the French Community (Ministère de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles).
Website Academia Belgica

Recruitment tool

EURAXESS, European portal for Mobile researchers

EURAXESS Jobs is a stress-free recruitment tool where no charges apply. Researchers can find a wealth of constantly updated information on job vacancies, funding opportunities and fellowships throughout Europe. Posting their CV will allow recruiters to find them. Companies or research institutes can post vacancies free of charge and search for the CVs of international top-notch researchers. Users can also directly access the national EURAXESS portals of the partner countries which contain information on research job and funding opportunities, as well as on personalised services in each country. .

Closed calls