(BOF), Ghent University wishes to support university research groups or research centres in developing countries in their aim to grow into excellent research centres by upgrading local academic personnel. Therefore Ghent University grants PhD scholarships to promising PhD students from developing countries who wish to carry out half of their PhD research at Ghent University and half in a university in a developing country.
Deadline: 1 March 2016 .
Funded By: University of Ghent
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): BOF Doctoral Scholarships are targeted for the students of developing country (Afghanistan, Kenya, Armenia, Brazil, Angola, Korea, Dem.Rep., Belize, China, Bangladesh, Krygyz Rep., Bolivia, Colombia, Benin, South Sudan, Cameroon, Cuba, Bhutan, Tajikistan, Cape Verde, Dominican Republic, Burkina, Faso, Zimbabwe, Cote d’Ivoire, Ecuador, Burundi, Egypt, Jordan, Cambodia, El Salvador, Mexico, Central African Rep., Fiji, Peru, Chad, Georgia, Suriname, Comoros, Ghana, Thailand, Congo, Dem. Rep., Guatemala, Tunisia, Djibouti ,Guyana ,Uruguay, Equatorial Guinea, Honduras, South Africa, Eritrea, India, Ethiopia Indonesia, Gambia, Iraq, Guinea, Kosovo, Guinea-Bissau, Marshall Islands, Haiti, Micronesia, Fed. States, Kiribati, Moldova, Laos, Mongolia, Lesotho, Morocco, Liberia, Nicaragua, Madagascar, Nigeria, Malawi, Pakistan, Mali, Papua New .
With support from its “Special Research Fund” (BOF), Ghent University wishes to support university research groups or research centres in developing countries in their aim to grow into excellent research centres by upgrading local academic personnel.
‣ Therefore Ghent University grants BOF Doctoral Scholarships to promising PhD students from developing countries who wish to carry out half of their PhD research at Ghent University and half in a university in a developing country.
‣ These grants take the form of a so called “sandwich” scholarship: the candidate obtains a scholarship for 24 months to work within a span of 48 months on an alternating basis on the PhD at Ghent University and at the university or research centre in a developing country.
‣ Only for the periods the scholarship holder works at Ghent University the scholarship holder will receive a monthly income.
‣ The rest of the PhD research is done in the partner university, for which no funding is provided through this scholarship.
‣ For this part of the PhD research students must prove that they will be financed at their home university (e.g. local scholarship or salary).
Have what it takes to avail BOF Doctoral Scholarships?
‣ Candidates need to come from – and have the nationality of – a developing country.
‣ There must be a guarantee that the candidate will be able to work on the PhD project at the partner university in a selected developing country.
‣ This implies that there must be a local PhD supervisor at the partner university or research center.
‣ Also a written statement is requested from that supervisor or the university authorities stating that the candidate is either a student or a staff member of this university and will be sufficiently exempted from teaching or other assignments as to be able to fully concentrate on the PhD research.
‣ This statement should also mention that the candidate receives/received a local scholarship or salary when working on the PhD in the home institute.
Eligibility Criteria for BOF Doctoral Scholarships
‣ The Research Council makes a selection of the applications based in part on the recommendations obtained from members of the Council for Development Cooperation.
‣ The recommendation is based on:
‣ Apply post or email.
Forms 2016 PhD grant for candidates from developing countries
‣ Scholarship Applications are due on 01 March 2016.
‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website
‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.