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A study on ‘vaccine hesitancy’ in Belgium could boost the effectiveness of a COVID-19 vaccination campaign

19/11/2020 13:18

In a new study, researchers at the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) in Antwerp investigate the reason why people are reluctant to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.

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Online event: Citizen Science & Science Communication

07/10/2020 10:35

On November 16th, FWO, the Royal Flemish Academy, Scivil and the Flemish Young Academy will combine three events into one online event on citizen science and science communication. Register here for this free event.

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Belgian scientists find link between climate change and the emergence of new pathogens

22/09/2020 16:44

While all eyes are on COVID-19, a virus that only reached humans some 18 months ago, microbes thousands of years old are lying dormant around the world. These are at least as harmful and at least as difficult to combat - and leishmaniasis is one of them.

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New version FWO E-loket

11/09/2020 10:47

The FWO e-portal has been in operation for 10 years and has more than 50,000 users. In order to keep up with the latest technological requirements, we decided to completely rebuild the e-portal.

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Look beyond publication records, urges report

05/08/2020 11:49

A group of European funding agencies and research councils is calling for organizations to adopt new measures to evaluate researchers and grant proposals, expanding beyond conventional metrics such as publication records or previous grant success.

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ERC Scientific Council dismayed by European Council President’s budget proposal

15/07/2020 09:10

Statement by the ERC Scientific Council on the Next Long-term EU Budget The Scientific Council of the ERC has, like oth…

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Laureates FWO-Excellence prizes

24/06/2020 15:22

The Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) has today announced the five laureates of the FWO Excellence Awards. Every five years, an international jury awards a prize worth €100,000 to eminent scientists in recognition of their research careers. The prizes are also known as the ‘Flemish Nobel Prizes’. The Excellence Award in Exact Sciences has a female laureate for the first time. 

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The FWO allocates 322,000 euros to research in ALS thanks to bequest

21/06/2020 07:59

Today, on World ALS Day, the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) has allocated 322,000 euros to research aimed at improving the understanding and treatment of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). The money comes from a bequest left to the FWO by Mr. Van Eyck, who had explicitly requested that the money be spent on research into this neurological disease.

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Science figured out

09/06/2020 11:32

Thanks to a partnership with Scriptie vzw, organiser of the yearly PhD Cup, FWO gives his researchers the opportunity to enter the “Science figured out”-project. Through this project we want to teach you how to get non-experts excited about your research.

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