Regulations Research Grant "Fortis Bank & MeesPierson Donation"
A Fortis Bank & MeesPierson Donation research grant is awarded every two years.
This grant in the amount of €12,500 is awarded to a researcher affiliated to a university in the Flemish Community and officially registered higher education institutions (Article 7 of the Decree on the Structure of Higher Education) that can award a PhD degree (Articles 54-55 of the Decree on the Structure of Higher Education) or to a Flemish or Federal institute for scientific research, in order to promote research in the area of economics.
Applications must be submitted to the FWO no later than 1 April at 17:00 preceding the year to which the expenditure relates, using the online application form "Research Grant". If this date falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the submission date is moved to the following Monday at 17:00.
The grant is awarded by the Board of Trustees of the Research Foundation - Flanders on a proposal of the Expertpanel Economics, Business Economics and Management, and is intended to finance equipment or to cover bench fees.
Candidates must be of Belgian nationality or belong to one of the member states of the European Union or the European Economic Area.
The donation is to be used in accordance with the provisions of the Research Grant regulations.
Any disputes regarding the admissibility of submitted applications and the actual award of the grant shall be settled by the FWO, whose decision cannot be appealed.