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  • DUO-Belgium/Wallonia-Brussels Scholarship 2021


    What is DUO-Belgium/Wallonia-Brussels Scholarship 2021?

    ASEM-DUO invites applications for DUO-Belgium/Wallonia-Brussels Scholarship 2021 from members of the academic or the scientific staff of an institution of a Wallonia-Brussels Higher Education Institution (HEI) or an Asian HEI pursuing it as their main occupation. The selected scholars have the opportunity to win up to EUR 5000 per month for a duration of a maximum of 2 months. The scholarship aims to promote “paired exchanges” between professors from Wallonia-Brussels HEIs and Asian ones. 

    Who is offering this scholarship ?

    The scholarship is being offered by ASEM-DUO.

    Who can apply for this scholarship ?

    The following applicants are eligible for the scholarship: 

    • The applicant must be a member of the academic/scientific staff of a Wallonia-Brussels HEI or an Asian HEI (i.e. they must be remunerated by the HEI and it must be their main occupation).
    • The Wallonia-Brussels and Asian HEIs must be recognized/accredited by the competent authorities in the field of higher education.
    • The Wallonia-Brussels and Asian HEIs must sign a cooperation agreement or must have expressed the intention to sign one in the two following years.

    Note: The following applicant groups are not eligible for the fellowship:

    • Students and PhD students
    • Professors emeritus, honorary professors
    • Teaching Assistants

    Exemptions are possible for the colleges of arts. The selection committee will assess on a case-by-case basis.

    What are the benefits ?

    The selected scholar will win a total amount of EUR 50,000 which will be disbursed in the following ways: 

    • EUR 5,000 per month for two professors as the grant of the scholarship (or a total amount of EUR 50,000 for a two-month exchange for the pair).
    • This amount will cover the travel expenses and per diem capped at the amount of the grant.
    • The grant will be paid off in instalments the last instalment is paid after both professors have submitted a mission report.

    How can you apply ?

    Follow the steps to apply: 

    Step 1: Click on the 'Apply Now' button below.
    Step 2: Attach the necessary documents along with the application. 
    Step 3: Transform the whole application into one pdf document.
    Step 4: Submit it to the institution who will further send it to the institution belonging to the Wallonia Brussels Federation at international@ares-ac.be

    What are the documents required for the DUO-Belgium/Wallonia-Brussels Scholarship 2021?

    The following documents are required to be attached along with the application: 

    • A typewritten application form in pdf format
    • A copy of the academic cooperation agreement
    • Passport copies of both the applicants 
    • An updated CV of both the applicants (maximum 5 pages, containing information relevant to the programme)

    What are the selection criteria ?

    The scholars for the DUO-Belgium/Wallonia-Brussels Scholarship 2020 are selected based on the following criteria: 

    • The coherence and quality of the research project, the teaching project and/or the project of service to the society
    • The expected impact of the grant in the Asia-Europe dialogue
    • The academic, scientific or artistic excellence of the applicant for e.g. publications, research or artistic project, publications with the partner institution, work experience, exhibitions, academic background, competitions, etc.)
    • The expected impact of the grant on the applicant's professional career, work and institution
    • The original character of the project
    • The explanation for the duration of the trip
    • The strength of bilateral relations between an institution of the FW-B and an Asian institution
    • The applicant's knowledge of different languages
    • The relevance of financial support for the applicants

    What are the important dates ?

    Applications open: 15th February 2021
    Application Deadline: 15th April 2021
    Verification of the eligibility of the applicants: 16th April 2021
    Meeting of the jury: 04th May 2021
    Information sent to the applicant: 30th June 2021

    Terms and Conditions

    • The exchange is done in pairs – one professor from a Wallonia-Brussels HEI is hosted by an Asian institution, whereas an Asian professor is hosted by a Wallonia-Brussels institution.
    • The exchange must necessarily take place between the two same institutions, but does not need to take place in the same time span, nor between two identical departments.
    • The fellowship program is open to all disciplines.
    • Applications must be submitted between 15 April 2021.
    • A mission report must be sent not later than 2 months after the end of the exchange.
    • The visa application must be introduced by the recipient to the local Belgian diplomatic post.

    Contact details

    Académie de recherche et d’enseignement supérieur – ARES
    Direction des relations internationales
    Florence Maertens
    Rue Royale 180 – 1000 Bruxelles

    Phone: +32 2 225 45 06
    Email: florence.maertens@ares-ac.be

    Deadline: 15-Apr-2021AwardTotal EUR 50000EligibilityAcademic or scientific staff of an institution