This grant gives young researchers the opportunity to prepare for their PhD with a professor from a Flemish university as supervisor. The grant must, however, fit in with the fellowship system of the FWO.
In this case, the candidate must hold a PhD degree. The FWO assesses the candidate for the excellence of his/her PhD research in the area defined by the company.
You sponsor the operating costs and the purchase of small equipment to support young or established researchers in their research. Sponsoring a research grant for postdoctoral researchers is for many companies the optimal way of promoting research in a specific research area.
You reward the work of researchers at postdoctoral level in the active period of their academic career. You can also stipulate that the candidates must be nominated by a qualified researcher.