Deadline: 15 June 2016
Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO) is seeking proposals for its Belgian Research Action through Interdisciplinary Networks (BRAIN-be) programme.
- to promote a coherent scientific policy within the FSI, and to thereby support and reinforce scientific excellence
- to facilitate access to the scientific potential, infrastructure and collections available within the FSIs
- to align the research potential with societal needs
- to supply the scientific knowledge necessary for the preparation, implementation and evaluation of federal policies/strategies, particularly those related to topics involving multiple departments
- to provide the scientific support necessary for the development of a Belgian position within various international forums for policy development
- to develop and reach a critical mass for research on topics deemed priority areas in order to reinforce the impact of the federal research
- to stimulate cooperation within the Belgian scientific community
- to align with the European and international research agendas and to encourage Belgian participation in transnational and international research activities
- to provide scientists with a framework allowing them to take up their role in scientific watch and to anticipate issues related to the priority areas of the programme
- to promote systemic, multi/interdisciplinary and integrative approaches;
- to create added value by strengthening the complementarity and synergies between the activities of BELSPO (including contributions to the international infrastructure and organisations)
- to meet the obligations in terms of research stemming from international agreements
- to develop interfaces with potential users of research achievements
- Ecosystems, biodiversity, evolution
- Geosystems, universe and climate
- Cultural, historical and scientific heritage,
- Federal public strategies
- Major societal challenges
- Management of collections
BRAIN-be is open to the whole Belgian scientific community: universities, high schools, public scientific scientific institutions and non-profit research centres.
How to Apply
Applicants must download the EOI form via given website.
Eligible Country: Belgium
For more information, please visit BRAIN-be Programme.