FWO – Demoucelle Parkinson Charity PhD fellowship

The Demoucelle Parkinson Charity is a non-profit organization founded in 2011. Its aims are to provide funding for the world's most promising research projects on Parkinson's disease and to raise awareness about the impact and rising incidence of this neurodegenerative disorder. The motivation of the Charity is to encourage as many people as possible to join the efforts to find a cure for Parkinson's disease.

The Demoucelle Parkinson Charity is therefore committed to finance one PhD fellowship in fundamental research or strategic basic research in 2023 for a promising young researcher whose research topic is biomedical research on Parkinson's disease.

This ambition is established in a collaboration protocol between the Demoucelle Parkinson Charity and the FWO, thus creating the FWO – Demoucelle Parkinson Charity PhD fellowship. This fellowship, including bench fee, is financed by the Demoucelle Parkinson Charity. In addition, the Demoucelle Parkinson Charity also offers the laureate of this fellowship a free coaching trajectory (without obligation). The fellowship fits into the regular programs for PhD fellowships of the FWO, and applications are submitted and evaluated in the relevant call for proposals.

Through an agreement between the fellow and the FWO, these fellowships are subject to the FWO regulations for PhD fellowships.

Only applications in the regular FWO calls for PhD fellowships fundamental research or strategic basic research with the subject of biomedical research on Parkinson's disease are eligible for an FWO – Demoucelle Parkinson Charity PhD fellowship.

In order to apply for this call:

  • Submit a regular application for a PhD Fellowship fundamental research or a PhD Fellowship strategic basic research (submission deadline 1 March 2023 17:00h CET).
  • Send an e-mail to prijzen@fwo.be before 1 March 2023, 17:00h CET including your application number, the name of the applicant, the English title of your research proposal and a short motivation (max. 100 words) why you wish to be considered for this fellowship. Please put your supervisor and any co-supervisors in cc of this e-mail.