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Advice, selection, and evaluation criteria Grant for a short study visit abroad


  • You attach the invitation of the host institution abroad.
  • If you are a PhD student, your supervisor or the head of the research unit will be asked for a recommendation letter. In case of belated submission of this recommendation letter, the application for a travel grant will be declared ineligible.
  • Your application is submitted to the International Collaboration Committee (CIWC) that will decide on its approval or not.


  • Quality of the proposed research and added value of the foreign host group.
  • Intrinsic need/added value of the proposed visit in relation to the research (work placement, learning new techniques, archive research, fieldwork, expeditions, …).
  • Scientific performance of the applicant to date, taking into account the specificity of the area and his/her age.
  • If a choice has to be made: preference for junior researchers to the extent that they already have at least one peer-reviewed publication.


Beneficiaries must send a concise report on their stay to the FWO within three months of their return to Belgium.