Francqui Start-Up Grant
The Francqui Foundation proposes to award every two years a research grant to the University with the name « Francqui Start-Up Grant » or « Collen-Francqui Start-Up Grant » (bio-medical sector). The allowance is up to 200 000 Euro, half of which will be financed by the Francqui Foundation and the other by the University itself.
This allowance focuses on young researchers under the age of 40 who wish to be recruited by the University as academic staff (ZAP). In particular, this mandate can be awarded to an excellent young researcher for whom this allowance is an attraction to accept the University’s mandate. Or even to a brilliant researcher who does not yet belong to the academic framework that the University wishes to retain. The holder of this mandate bears the title of « (Collen-) Francqui Docent » for a period of three years
The possible goals of the financing is :
– the acquisition of laboratory equipment necessary for the research
– recruiting a postdoc or doctoral student
– a reduction in teaching assignments
– other expenses related to the research
In the spring of the year 2019 or 2020 and at the latest on 15 May, the candidate, selected by the University, will be nominated to the Francqui Foundation. The file must contain a clear and convincing motivation. The Francqui Foundation reserves the right not to grant the allowance if the file does not meet the strict quality criteria. At the end of his mandate, the titular is asked to have a concise report to the Foundation with a description of his scientific results.
The university agrees to deposit the full compensation (200.000 euro) on one account.