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DUO-Belgium/Wallonia-Brussels 2024 Call for Applications
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Summary of DUO-Belgium/Wallonia-Brussels 2024 Call for Applications

1. Application Period: January 29 – March 29, 2024, GMT +1

No applications will be accepted before January 29, 2024, or after March 29, 2024, GMT +1

2. Eligibility

The applicants must meet ALL eligibility requirements:

● Applications should be submitted by a duo of two members of academic or scientific staff from higher education establishments, one of whom is from the FWB and the other from one of the Asia-Pacific countries covered by the programme;

The Asia-Pacific 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;

● Candidates must be remunerated by their respective institutions and it must be their main occupation (full or part-time (50% minimum));

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

● Representatives of the Wallonia-Brussels and Asia-Pacific HEIs must sign a cooperation agreement or must have expressed the intention to sign one in the two following years;

● The call is open to all disciplines. The two members of the duo do not have to belong to the same disciplines;

● The citizenship of the professors is not a criterion for eligibility.

Please find detailed information on the following link.

3. Duration and Amount

3.1. The duration of stay

Mobilities shall start no earlier than August 1st, 2024, and shall end no later than August 31st, 2025.

The total duration of each person's stay is fixed at a minimum of 18 days and a maximum of 60 days (including travel days). This period may be divided into two stays;

3.2. Amount of Scholarship

The total amount of the scholarship awarded per "paired mobility” project is a lump sum of €7,000, to be shared between the two beneficiaries according to a distribution key set by them in the application form (for example €3,500 per person)

The scholarship is intended to cover international travel expenses and per diem capped at the amount of the individual scholarship.

4. Documents to Enclose

1) The completed 2024/2025 application form

2) A copy of the academic cooperation agreement between the FWB institution and the Asia-Pacific institution or, a declaration of intent, i.e. a letter co-signed (or two seperate letters signed) by the authorities of the two institutions, or their representatives, mentioning the intension of both parties 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 for each applicant (no more than 5 pages), emphasizing work experience relevant to the ASEM-DUO programme

5. Submitting the Application

The application must be submitted as one single document in PDF format to ARES by the FWB institution applying, via the contact person indicated in the application form (e.g. the international relations officer) at the following e-mail 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 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

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 (Belgique)

T: +32 2 225 45 71

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DUO-BelgiumWallonia-Brussels 2024 Application form.pdf
DUO-BelgiumWallonia-Brussels 2024 General Description and Regulations (English).pdf
DUO-BelgiumWallonia-Brussels 2024 FAQ.pdf
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