Step 1: Make your proposal

Publication of Calls

Applications for research funding under an FWO funding programme are always made by submitting an application in response to a call published on the FWO website.

Applications for fellowships (PhD and postdoctoral) can be submitted once a year. The deadline is February 1. An exception are the Pegasus short fellowships for which the submission deadline is set at February 1 and May 1.

The FWO deadline for research projects is April 1. Various universities use slightly earlier deadlines.

Grant applications for short or long stays abroad, participation in conferences or organisation of a conference in Belgium, can be submitted at any time.

Various European and bilateral calls in which the FWO participates use different deadlines, which will always be clearly posted on the FWO website.


All (project) applications must be submitted electronically. Applications for nearly all funding channels can be submitted via the online application module, which can be accessed after logging in via the E-Loket. 

For a number of specific programmes (prizes, scientific research communities) a Word template is still being used, which can then be emailed to the FWO.

A detailed overview with a step-by-step explanation of the application procedure is included in the "guide for applicants".