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DUO-Belgium/Wallonia-Brussels 2018 Call for Applications
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Summary of DUO-Belgium/Wallonia-Brussels 2018 Call for Applications

1. Application Period

- 15 February 2018 - 20 April 2018 (Local Belgium Time)

- No applications will be accepted after the deadline of 20 April 2018

2. Eligibility

The applicants must meet ALL eligibility requirements:

- Applicants must be member of the academic or scientific staff of an institution of a Wallonia-Brussels HEI or an Asian HEI (i.e. they must be remunerated by the HEI and it must be their main occupation);

- The Wallonia-Brussels and Asian HEIs must be recognized/accredited by the competent authorities in the field of higher education;

- The Asian institution must be located in one of the following countries : Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam;

- The Wallonia-Brussels and Asian HEIs must signed a cooperation agreement or must have expressed the intention to sign one in the two following years;

- The applicants who already begun the exchange before the application period of the 2018 DUO-Wallonia/Brussels Programme do not qualify for the grant;

- According to the framework established by ASEM-DUO, the citizenship of the professors is not a criterion for eligibility;

- The Fellowship Programme is open to all disciplines.

3. Duration and Funding

For the academic year 2018-2019, the DUO Belgium/Wallonia-Brussels grants are awarded to a pair of professors for a project that should take place between August 2018 and August 2019.

The duration and the amount of the grants enter these conditions:

-The duration of the exchange should be of at least one month per person (although the

month can be divided in 2x15 days with a pause in between) and of maximum

three months;

-The amount of the grant awarded to the pair of professors is 5,000€ per month for the

two professors (or a total amount of 15,000€ for a three-month exchange for the pair);

-This amount is intended to cover the travel expenses and per diem capped at the amount

of the grant;

-The grant will be paid off in instalments; the last instalment is paid after both professors

have submitted a joint mission report (maximum 4 pages).

4. Documents

1) An 2018 application Form in PDF format

2) A copy of academic cooperation agreement

3) A copy of passport copies of paired applicants

4) A copy of resume of paired applicants

5) A description of the project

5. Application Submission

- Applications must be submitted between 15 February and 20 April 2018. No applicants will be accepted beyond the deadline of 20 April 2018;

- The application must be formally submitted by the institution belonging to the FW-B, as ONE single PDF document to the following address:;

- An acknowledgement of receipt is sent to the applicants within 3 days after the reception of the application. Without any response after that time, please contact Florence MAERTENS (;

- Applicants who are not able to send their application by e-mail may send it by registered mail to:

Académie de recherche et d’enseignement supérieur (ARES)

Service des relations internationales

À l’attention de Florence MAERTENS

Rue Royale 180

B-1000 Bruxelles (Belgique)

- The applicants are informed of the outcome of the selection by June 19, 2018.

6. Contacts

For any information related to this announcement, please contact:

Académie de recherche et d’enseignement supérieur - ARES

Direction des relations internationales

Florence Maertens

Rue Royale 180 - 1000 Bruxelles

T: +32 2 225 45 06



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