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DUO-Belgium/Wallonia-Brussels 2019 Call for Applications
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Summary of DUO-Belgium/Wallonia-Brussels 2019 Call for Applications

1. Application Period

l February 15 - April 24, 2019 GMT +1

l No applications will be accepted after the deadline of April 24, 2019 GMT +1

2. Eligibility

The applicants must meet ALL eligibility requirements:

l 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);

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

l The Asian Institution must be located in one of the following countires: 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;

l 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;

l The applicants who already begun the exchange before 1st August 2019 do not qualify for the grant;

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

l The Fellowship Programme is open to all disciplines.

3. Duration and Funding

For the academic year 2019-2020, the DUO-Belgium/Wallonia-Brussels grants are awarded to a pair of professors for a project that should take place between 1st August 2019 and 31st August 2020. The total amount of the 2019 DUO-Belgium/Wallonia-Brussels Fellowship Programme is 50,000 euros.

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

l The duration of the exchagne should be of at least one month per person (although the month can be divided in 2*15 days with a pause in between) and of maximum three months*;

l The amount of the grant awarded to the pair of professors is 5,000 euros per month for the two professors(or a total amount of 15,000 euros for a three-month exchange for the pair);

l The amount is intended to cover the travel expenses and per diem capped at the amount of the grant;

l The grant will be paid off in instalments; the last instalment is paid after both professors have submitted a mission report (maximum 4 pages).

N.B.: In case of a trip of more than 30 consecutive days in the same calendar, the grant is subject to a tax imposition.

4. Documents to Enclose

1) The completed 2019 application Form in PDF format

2) A copy of academic cooperation agreement between paired institutions

3) The passport copies of both applicants

4) The CV of both applicants (max 5 pages, with information relevant to the programme)

5. Submitting the Application

l Applications must be submitted between February 15 and April 24, 2019. No applicants will be accepted beyond the deadline of April 24, 2019;

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

l 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 (;

l The applicants are informed of the outcome of the selection by June 26, 2019.

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



DUO Wallonia Brussels 2019 Application Form.doc
DUO Wallonia-Brussels 2019 General Description (English).pdf
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