BE-POLES cluster provides travel scholarships: first call is open

The BE-POLES fellowships are intended to allow young researchers to undertake short term visits to major international laboratories or field facilities, so as to become acquainted with recent advances in research and/or to develop long-term scientific links and partnerships. The work shall be carried out in a research group different from that of the applicant's origin for a period of minimum three weeks and before the end of 2006.

Applications should be written in English and should contain the following:

  • A project proposal of maximum 2 pages including the context of the project and the planned activities
  • A letter (1/2 page) explaining personal motivation
  • A recommendation letter from the receiving organization, or from your home supervisor/promoter (obligatory); the supervisor/promoter should be affiliated with a Belgian Research group
  • An acceptance letter from the receiving organization (recommended)
  • A Curriculum Vitae

Awards will be up to 1250 euro providing a modest subsistence allowance for the fellowship period. Six awards will be issued over two submission deadlines (5 November 2005 and 5 March 2006). An asset will be the originality of the submitted proposal. Awards will be equally provided to Walloon and Flemish Communities. The winners will have to report their activities through the BE-POLES website, thus strengthening the links between scientists and society.

For more information, please contact Ann Vanreusel or Sandra Vanhove.