Research Projects Red Nose Day
In the context of “Red Nose Day” the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) provides up to €1,000,000 of funding in support of two-year research projects on “young people with mental health problems", with a particular focus on the role of school or education in tackling this issue.
The campaign – raising money for a serious cause by putting up a funny nose – comes from the UK, where Red Nose Day is an annual tradition. After the Netherlands adopted a similar campaign in 2011, De Gekste Dag (The Craziest Day), it’s Flanders turn to host its own "Rode Neuzen Dag". The funding is managed by the Rode Neuzen Fonds (Red Nose Day Fund), hosted by the Koning Boudewijnstichting.
With thid call, the Rode Neuzen Fonds and FWO aim to encourage fundamental research on mental health and wellbeing among young people, targeting therapies as well as prevention. Also research in disciplines as e.g. education, sports, culture,… is welcomed if it related to the mental wellbeing of young people.
- Yearly call
- Period: 2 year
- Staff and bench fee: minimum €45,000 - maximum €130,000
- Additional equipment / matching funding: maximum €150,000
- Theme: young people with mental health problems, with a particular focus on the role of school or education in tackling this issue.
- NOTE: the humanitarian research projects, such as these in the scope of Red Nose Day, differ in some substantial aspects from the regular research projects of FWO; e.g.:
- These projects will NOT distinguish between a junior or a senior project type;
- These projects will NOT be taken into account for calculating the maximum of 2 projects for which one can be (co)-supverisor at a given time.
- A specific panel of scientific experts composed by FWO will evaluate your application; it is not necessary to choose a panel yourself from the regular FWO expert panels.
- CALL OPEN. Online form available on the 1st of March.
- Deadline: April 1, 2019 (5pm)
- Announcement of results: December 2019
- Start of project: January 1, 2020
Profile and conditions
- As a team of researchers you need consumables, equipment and personnel grants.
- Your research will be carried out under the supervision of an applicable Flemish host institution, but a non-Flemish partner may participate for 10 percent of the budget
- All material acquired with a grant for consumables/equipment of the FWO shall become the property of the university.
- The host institution is the employer of staff remunerated on research projects.
- Supervisors and co-supervisors are not allowed any remuneration or accumulation with a remuneration on a research project.
- The real cost is used when the name(s) of the researcher(s) is (are) already known. When the name(s) of the researcher(s) is (are) not yet known, indicative amounts may be used.
- You agree with the Research Integrity Clause
- You submit your proposal online (online form will be available from March 1st, 2019 onwards).
- Your application is submitted to a number of external referees for evaluation.
- Rebuttal: You can react on the comments of the external referees and internal evaluation reports: 2 - 16 September 2019. The deadline for submission is this year exceptionally extended until September 23rd.
- The panel reports to the board of trustees.
- The board of trustees takes the final decision.
- You can ask for feedback on the decision.
Regulations and downloads
- General regulations
These general regulations are applicable for every funding of FWO
- Regulations for Research projects (valid from call 2019)
These regulations contain all conditions to apply for an FWO Research Project
Documents and additional information for applicants
- See /en/contact/for-the-researcher/ for requesting additional info and for specific questions
- For technical (IT) problems regarding e-portal and application modules send an email to the IT helpdesk: FWOhelpdesk@fwo.be
- Evaluation and selection procedures are commented during the information sessions. Download the presentation.
- Example application form offers a number of screenshots of the online application forms and the project template outline
Specific supporting documents
- Research discipline codes
Starting with the current call for the 2019 fellowships the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) will be using the new list of research discipline codes as compiled by ECOOM in collaboration with relevant stakeholders and which has been approved for use within Flanders. This new list of discipline codes is a hierarchical and structured compilation of research topics by discipline in all scientific fields.
- Scoring grid (scoring descriptors) used by the expert panels incl external reviewers