ICM-FWO Fellowship

There will be no new call for the ICM-FWO Fellowship. You can apply in the funding channel 'PhD fellowship fundamental research and PhD fellowship strategic basic research'.


The ICM-FWO Fellowship is a specific funding channel to prepare young and promising researchers to complete their PhD based on high-quality research in the field of management sciences, from various basic disciplines, interdisciplinary and practice-oriented.


  • Period: 1 year, renewable twice
  • Net grant amount: minimum € 2.015,51
  • Fixed bench fee:  €3,720/year
  • Study period abroad in the second year (payment of one round trip to host country + tuition fee up to €20,000)

  • Announcement of results: 27 June 2018
  • Start of fellowship: 01 October 2018
  • Success rate 2017: 100 %

Profile and conditions

  • You have a master degree from one of the countries of the EU or the EER  or Switzerland.
  • If, on October 1, you are older than 31 years, you must have obtained this degree no longer than 5 years ago (see regulations for details).
  • You have not previously received an FWO fellowship (not even in part).
  • You can apply maximum two times for the same fellowship.
  • You have maximum three years of scientific seniority on October 1.
  • A study period abroad in the course of the second fellowship year is mandatory; the candidate is responsible for obtaining permission to enrol at a foreign institution. This study period must be included in the work schedule and be of demonstrable added value to the candidate's PhD research.
  • You agree with the Research Integrity Clause


  • You contact a supervisor affiliated to a Flemish university
  • The supervisor undertakes to properly coach and guide you as doctorandus.
  • The supervisor is asked by the FWO to write a letter of recommendation.
  • You submit your application via the online application.
  • For this call there is no written exam
  • The jury ranks the applications and presents a funding proposal.
  • The Board of Trustees decides on the appointment.
  • You can ask for feedback on the decision.
  • More information

Regulations and downloads

The following forms are now available via the e-portal:

  • Application for bicycle allowance
  • Cumulation request
  • Restrictions of assignments
  • Notice of stay abroad
  • Notice of assignments