The research areas of this scholarship are: Not provided
Who can apply to this scholarship? To be admissible for this call, all of the following requirements must be met:
· Candidates need to come from – and have the nationality of – a developing country.
· There must be a guarantee that the candidate will be able to work on the PhD project at the partner university in a selected developing country. This implies that there must be a local PhD supervisor at the partner university or research center. Also a written statement is requested from that supervisor or the university authorities stating that the candidate is either a student or a staff member of this university and will be sufficiently exempted from teaching or other assignments as to be able to fully concentrate on the PhD research.
· This statement should also mention that the candidate receives/received a local scholarship or salary when working on the PhD in the home institute.
Benefits of the scholarship: The candidate receives a “sandwich” type scholarship for a total of 24 months. Within a span of 48 months, the candidate needs to work on the PhD project both at Ghent University and the partner university. Only for the periods the scholarship holder works at Ghent University the scholarship holder will receive a monthly income. The rest of the PhD research is done in the partner university for which no funding is provided through this scholarship. The partner university has to provide a salary or local scholarship for the period the candidate works there. The value of the scholarship at Ghent University depends on, a.o., the researcher’s family situation and is approximately €1.830. The Ghent University promoter also receives a bench fee of €15.440 to cover (part of) the operational costs, as well as the travelling costs of the student and both the Ghent University and the local promoter.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: The candidate obtains a scholarship for 24 months which must be divided into several periods within a span of 4 years. Students are obliged to divide the scholarship into minimum 2 different research stays in Ghent and need to return at least once to their home university for 1 long research stay in between (=‘sandwich- schedule’). Due to all practical arrangements (visa, housing, contract …) students are advised to stay for long periods in Ghent (e.g. 1 year).
Number of scholarships: Not Known