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DUO-Belgium/Wallonia-Brussels 2022 Call for Applications
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Summary of DUO-Belgium/Wallonia-Brussels 2022 Call for Applications

1. Application Period

> February 14 - April 28, 2022 GMT +1

> No applications will be accepted after the deadline of April 28, 2022 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.

※ The duo could apply maximum twice for the same project and will receive maximum once the ASEM-DUO Wallonia-Brussels fellowship for the same project.

3. Duration and Funding

For the academic year 2022-2023, the DUO-Belgium/Wallonia-Brussels grants are awarded to a pair of professors for a project that should take place between August 1, 2022 and August 31, 2023. The total amount of 2022/2023 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 2022 application form. The application form 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 an inter-institutional agreement within the next two years;

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

4) A CV of no more than 5 pages for each applicant, emphasizing work experience relevant to the ASEM-DUO program

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 14 and April 28, 2022. No application will be accepted beyond the deadline of April 28, 2022.

> 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
Laurence DALCQ
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 Laurence DALCQ (;

> The applicants are informed of the outcome of the selection by July 1, 2022.

6. Contacts

For any information related to this announcement, please contact:

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

T: +32 2 225 45 71

DUO-BelgiumWallonia-Brussels 2022 General Description (English).pdf
DUO-BelgiumWallonia-Brussels 2022 Application Form.docx
DUO-BelgiumWallonia-Brussels 2022 FAQ.pdf
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