Call 2021 for selection of BOF postdoctoral fellowships

 *Nederlandse versie*

Duration and starting date

The positions start on 1 October 2021 at the earliest and last for a period of maximum 3 years.

How to apply

The application for a BOF mandate of Postdoctoral Researcher is done through the FWO Flanders. Unsuccesfull FWO applications for a Junior or Senior Postdoctoral Fellowship are automatically submitted to the Special Research Fund. To be considered for a BOF postdoctoral fellowship the following admissibility requirements must be met.

Who can apply

Admissibility requirements for a BOF fellowship

  1. Candidates must still be able to submit an admissible application for a Junior or Senior Postdoctoral Fellowship at the FWO Flanders in a next application round. Candidates for a Junior Postdoctoral Fellowship who can no longer apply for a junior fellowship in a next application round, but who can apply for a senior fellowship , are still eligible for a BOF Postdoctoral Fellowship.
  2. Candidates can obtain a BOF Postdoctoral Fellowship only once in their career, either after applying for an FWO Junior Postdoctoral Fellowship, or after applying for an FWO Senior Postdoctoral Fellowship. If a candidate has obtained a BOF Postdoctoral Fellowship after applying for an FWO Junior Postdoctoral Fellowship, this candidate can no longer obtain a BOF Postdoctoral Fellowship after applying for an FWO Senior Postdoctoral Fellowship.
  3. The BOF selection is limited to those candidates that are preselected by the FWO for the second application round (with interview). Applications that are not preselected by the FWO are not eligible for a BOF Postdoctoral Fellowship.
  • Exception: FWO Postdoctoral Researchers who, due to special circumstances, have been granted an exceptional extension of 1 year of their 1st term as a Postdoctoral Researcher do not need to be pre-selected by the FWO in order to be eligible for a BOF fellowship. If they apply for a prolongation of their FWO fellowship by 1 December 2020 following their 1st term as a Postdoctoral Researcher, they will automatically be eligible for a BOF fellowship provided that they can still submit an eligible application for an FWO fellowship in a subsequent application round and they were not awarded a BOF fellowship before.

Funding

The fellowship holder will be appointed as dr. assistant with research assignment for the duration of the fellowship. The fellowship holder will receive a bench fee of €4.000/ year.

Selection

The results of the selection will be published on the website on 7 July 2021 at the latest.

Deadline

The deadline for submission to the FWO is 1 December 2020.

FWO resubmission

Candidates who obtain a BOF fellowship are obliged to submit a new application for an FWO fellowship no later than 2 years after the FWO deadline on which they postulated in the context of the obtained BOF mandate.
  • Current call with deadline 1 December 2020: candidates who acquire a BOF fellowship are required to submit a new application to the FWO no later than 1 December 2022.
  • For persons who already have a BOF fellowship, the following deadlines apply:
    • BOF fellowship holders who have obtained their BOF fellowship after the FWO call with deadline 1/2/2018 are obliged to submit a new application to the FWO no later than 1/12/2020.
    • BOF fellowship holders who have obtained their BOF fellowship after the FWO call with deadline 3/12/2018 are obliged to submit a new application to the FWO no later than 1/12/2020.
    • BOF fellowship holders who have obtained their BOF fellowship after the FWO call with deadline 2/12/2019 are obliged to submit a new application to the FWO no later than 1/12/2021.
It is the responsibility of BOF fellowship holders to verify whether they have to submit their new FWO application within 1 or 2 years. The BOF fellowship holders must find out whether they meet the conditions of the FWO to submit an admissible FWO application. In some cases, an admissible FWO application can only be submitted 1 year after the previous FWO application, which must be done in that case. See Art. 6 of the Regulations of the Research Foundation – Flanders governing the Postdoctoral Fellowship for the seniority conditions of the FWO.

 

Final report

Within three months following upon the end of the fellowship a final scientific report has to be sent electronically to .

Final report

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