Applications for PhD Fellowships VITO


Since 2008, VITO finances two fellowships for PhD research and bench fees for young promising researchers every year.

The scientific commissions of the FWO draw up, as customary, a classification of all candidatures. When the board has awarded the fellowships, the FWO hands a list with candidates who are eligible for a VITO fellowship over to the VITO jury.

The Jury who awards the “VITO–FWO” fellowships is composed of representatives of VITO, members from the academic world, at least one person from the industrial world and one representative of the FWO. 

The VITO ultimately selects two candidates who proposed a research project that is relevant for VITO from the list of favourably listed FWO PhD fellowship candidates who were not granted a fellowship due to lack of financial means. 

After a positive evaluation during the second year, in accordance with the standards of a PhD fellowship, the FWO will finance the renewal.

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