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Extension of DUO-Belgium/Wallonia-Brussels 2020 Call for Applications
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Summary of DUO-Belgium/Wallonia-Brussels 2020 Call for Applications (Extension)

1. Application Period

> February 14 - May14, 2020 GMT +1

> No applications will be accepted after the deadline of May 14, 2020 GMT +1

2. Eligibility

The applicants must meet ALL eligibility requirements:

> Applicants must be member of the academic or scientific staff of an institution of a Wallonia-Brussels HEI or Asian HEI(i.e. they must be remunerated by HEI and it must be their main occupation);

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

> The Asian institutions 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, Thailnad and Vietnam;

> The Wallonia-Brussles and Asian HEIs must signed a cooperation agreement or must have expressed the intention to sign one in the two following years;

> The citizenship of the candidate is not a criterion for eligibility;

> The Fellowship Programme is open to all disciplines.

3. Duration and Funding

For the academic year 2020-2021, the DUO-Belgium/Wallonia-Brussels grants are awarded to a pair of professors for a project that should take place between 1st August 2020 and 31 August 2021. The total amount of the 2020 DUO-Belgium/Wallonia-Brussels Fellowship Programme is 50,000.

The duraiton and the amount of the grants enter these conditions:

> The duration of the exchange should be of at least three weeks and of maximum two months, per person*;

> The amount of the grant awarded to the pair of professors is a fixed amount of 5,000€ to be shared between the two professors according to a distribution key agreed in the convention;

> This amount is intended to cover the travel expenses and per diem capped at the amount of the grant;

> The grant will be paid off in instalments; the last instalment is paid after both professors have submitted a joint mission report (maximum 4 pages).

*N.B.: In case of a trip of more than 30 consecutive days in the same calender year, the grant is subject to a tax imposition.

4. Documents to Enclose

1) The completed 2020 application Form in PDF format;

2) A copy of academic cooperation agreement between paired institutions or the declaration of intent to sign one in the two following years;

3) The passport copies or the national identity card of the two applicants

5. Submitting the Applicaiton

> Applications must be submitted between February 14 and May 14, 2020. No applicants will be accepted beyond the deadline of May 14, 2020.

> The applicaiton must be formally submitted by the institution belonging to the FW-B, as ONE single PDF document to the following 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 applicaiton. Without any response after that time, please contact Élodie DECOSTRE (;

> The applicants are informed of the outcome of the selection by July 01, 2020.

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

T: +32 2 225 45 96

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