The objective of PEGASUS is to give outstanding postdoctoral researchers to Flanders with a view to contribute to the improvement of Flemish research. The preferred researchers tender most positive circumstances to assist them attain their academic career in. For the long fellowships, there is only a single call which was open in November 2011. For the short fellowships, there are 6 calls, distributed over 3 years. Flanders or abroad to supplementary build up. For the calls closing in February, the awarded fellowships will start on October 1 of the same year. For the calls closing in May, the awarded fellowships will start on January 1 of the next year. The research is mannered at one of the Flemish universities. These Flemish universities included Ghent University (UGent), University of Antwerp (UA), Free University of Brussels (VUB), University of Hasselt (Hasselt University), Catholic University of Brussels (KUB).
Subject(s) of study: Learning can take place in one of the five scientific regions: Biological Sciences, Cultural Studies, Behavioural and Social Sciences, Medical Sciences, Science and Technology.
Level of the scholarship: Offered for pursuing research (at postdoctoral level) program.
Provider of the scholarship: FWO
Place of laying hold of the scholarship: Belgium
Eligibility criteria: Prior to the start of the mandate, the contender must have get hold of a PhD in any scientific field.
-The doctorate must be attained before 1 June prior to the beginning of the mandate (the mandate starting on 1 October) or before November 1 prior to the beginning of the mandate (for mandates starting on 1 January of the following year). This implies that applicant can apply before the effectual defense of their thesis.
-applicant for a Pegasus-long mandate may tender only one application within 6 years after getting hold of their doctorate.
– Applicant for a Pegasus-short mandate may tender only one application within 10 years after receiving their doctorate.
-The estimation is carry out in both cases from the planned starting date of the mandate, and the limit is one year moved by pregnancy or parental leave, reckon at the time of application. The rule does not apply to applicant who at the beginning of the mandate years has not yet reached the age of 36.
-Pegasus mandates are in particular intended at incoming mobility. Consequently the applicant for the duration of the three years prior to the beginning of the mandate, at least two years abroad have been active.
– The applicant must have research experience of an excellent quality, as verified by a detailed CV and publication list.
-additionally, he or she should have a superior level of academic English to be influential.
International status: Open to all nationalities.
Award(s) offered: Obtainable fellowships are: For October 2013: 10 short fellowships, For January 2014: 10 short fellowships, For October 2014: 10 short fellowships, For January 2015: 9 short fellowships
Awards duration: Pegasus short-range postdoctoral schedule are for one year at a Flemish university.
Coverage of scholarship: Every fellow take delivery of a bench fee of 4.000 €/year. This can be utilized to procure of research equipment, research travels and other subject connected to the fellowship. Standard size and large infrastructure, however, are to be made on hand by the welcoming institution. Fellows have the occasion to try to win for a bonus research grant up to 40,000 Euro (covering research equipment and consumables), to the level that they meet the criteria and regulations for FWO Research Grants.
Criteria of selection:
– The quality of the researcher
– The scientific quality of the proposed project
– The context of the work environment
Applying procedure: The application form will be available online through the FWO e-portal.
Deadline for entertaining: For the short fellowships, there are 6 calls, distributed over 3 years. The left behind fellowships’ deadlines are: 01/02/2013, 01/05/2013, 01/02/2014 and 01/05/2014. (For the calls closing in February, the granted fellowships will start on October 1 of the same year. For the calls closing in May, the granted fellowships will start on January 1 of the next year.)