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DUO-Belgium/Wallonia-Brussels 2021 Call for Applications
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Summary of DUO-Belgium/Wallonia-Brussels 2021 Call for Applications

1. Application Period

> February 15 - April 15, 2021 GMT +1

> No applications will be accepted after the deadline of April 15, 2021 GMT +1

2. Eligibility

The applicants must meet ALL eligibility requirements:

> Applicants must be a member of the academic or scientific staff of an institution of a Wallonia-Brussels HEI or Asian HEI(i.e. they must be remunerated by 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 institutions 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-Brussles and Asian HEIs must signed a cooperation agreement or must have expressed the intention to sign one in the two following years;

> The citizenship of the candidate is not a criterion for eligibility;

> The Fellowship Programme is open to all disciplines.

3. Duration and Funding

For the academic year 2021-2022, the DUO-Belgium/Wallonia-Brussels grants are awarded to a pair of professors for a project that should take place between 1st August 2021 and 31 August 2022. The total amount of 2021/2022 DUO-Belgium/Wallonia-Brussels Fellowship Programme is 50,000.

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

> The duration of the exchange should be of at least three weeks and of maximum two months, per person*;

> The amount of the grant awarded to the pair of professors is a fixed amount of 5,000€ to be shared between the two professors according to a distribution key agreed in the convention;

> 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 mission report (maximum 4 pages).

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

4. Documents to Enclose

1) The completed 2021 application form. It must be typewritten and submitted in PDF format. Electronic authenticated signatures of PDF documents are allowed ;

2) A copy of academic cooperation agreement between paired institutions or the declaration of intent to sign one in the two following years;

3) The passport copies or the national identity card of the two applicants

5. Submitting the Application

> Please note that the institution belonging to the Wallonia Brussels Federation applies for both partner institutions. In each higher education institution, a contact person must be clearly identified. The person responsible for the application is the one belonging to the Belgian institution and should ideally be the institution’s representative for international relations. This person is responsible for coordinating the exchange and for sending a complete application, including the documents for both applicants.

> Applications must be submitted between February 15 and April 15, 2021. No application will be accepted beyond the deadline of April 15, 2021.

> An applicant can submit several files, with different partners. In this case, a maximum of one file per applicant could be selected, as to know, the one obtaining the highest score from the jury.

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

> If the candidate is not able to send the application file by email, then it will have to be sent by mail to the following address:

Académie de Recherche et d’Enseignement supérieur — ARES
Direction des relations internationales
Rue Royale 180 – 1000 Bruxelles (Belgique)

> An acknowledgment of receipt is sent to the applicants within 3 days after the reception of the application. Without any response after that time, please contact Élodie DECOSTRE (;

> The applicants are informed of the outcome of the selection by June 30, 2021.

6. Contacts

For any information related to this announcement, please contact:

Académie de recherche et d’enseignement supérieur - ARES
Direction des relations internationales
Rue Royale 180 - 1000 Bruxelles

T: +32 2 225 45 96

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