HR Strategy

The FWO supports researchers in all stages of their careers. For the selection of young researchers, the FWO has implemented an active equal opportunity policy. In addition, the FWO informs its young researchers about their career opportunities within and outside academia, and conducts a policy that seeks to offer them every opportunity to maximize their career options.

In this respect, we refer to the HR Excellence label that the FWO received in 2010 for its HR policy aimed at equal opportunity, and open and transparent recruitment based on the researcher’s merits (the so-called OTM-R policy). Finally, we refer to the facilities provided for in the FWO regulations with regard to research careers for its young researchers.

HR Excellence in Research

The European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers were published by the European Commission in 2005. Through the implementation of this Charter, the European Commission aims to contribute to the development of an attractive, open and sustainable European labour market for researchers. All Flemish research institutions have signed onto the Charter. 

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Equal opportunity policy

he FWO attaches great importance to the creation of equal opportunities for all researchers relying on the FWO for the funding of their research. This is reflected in an equal opportunity policy that covers different areas of interest.

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FWO’s policy regarding Open, Transparent and Merit-based Recruitment of Researchers

As these fellows are being selected and funded by the FWO, our procedures need to comply with the principles of open, transparent and merit-based recruitment (OTM-R) as set out in the Charter and Code of the European Commission.

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Research Careers

The FWO seeks to optimally support researchers at every stage in the development of their careers. In this context, it is important for rese…

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