Research Grant “Fortis Bank & MeesPierson donation”


The research grant "Fortis Bank & MeesPierson Donation" supports young and/or established researchers in the area of economics with an individual research expense grant. The "Fortis Bank & MeesPierson Donation" patronage enables the FWO to finance a number of extra Research Grants every year.


  • Grant in the amount of €12,500 to purchase equipment and/or to cover bench fees.
  • Call closed
  • Announcement of results: 22 November 2017
  • Start of fellowship: 1 January 2018

Profile and conditions

  • You are a researcher having acquired a certain amount of continuity in your career up to and including the level of Professor in the rank of Senior Lecturer
  • You are affiliated to a university in the Flemish Community. Or to the Evangelical Protestant Faculty in Leuven, the Faculty for Protestant Theology in Brussels, or to a Flemish or federal institute for scientific research.
  • You perform research in the area of economics.
  • You agree with the Research Integrity Clause


  • Your application is submitted to the FWO Expertpanels.
  • The Expertpanels report to the Board of Trustees.
  • The Board of Trustees decides on your appointment.

Regulations and downloads

The following forms can be found on the e-loket:

  • Activity report