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1 Agentschap voor Innovatie door Wetenschap en technologie Agency for Innovation by Science and Technology

2 Agentschap voor Innovatie door Wetenschap en Technologie Doctoraatsbeurzen voor strategisch basisonderzoek (SB) Doctoral (PhD) Grants for Strategic Basic Research Dr. Michele Oleo July 1st, 2013

3 home > sitemap > Doctoraatsbeurzen van het IWT 3 IWT: Mission IWT is the government agency for Innovation by Science and Technology. We help Flemish companies and research centres in realizing their research and development projects. We offer them financial funding, advice and a network of potential partners in Flanders and abroad. We also support the Flemish Government in its innovation policy. Budget : approx. 300 mln € PhD Grants (2012): 29 mln € ~ 800 fellowships 200/year

4 home > sitemap > Doctoraatsbeurzen van het IWT 4 Overview 1.How to get a PhD in Flanders? 2.What is an IWT PhD Grant? 3.Who can apply? 4.How to apply? 5.Evaluation and selection 6.Suggestions

5 home > sitemap > Doctoraatsbeurzen van het IWT 5 How to get a PhD at a Flemish University?  Research projects – ca. 47%  A.A.P. (assistants) – ca. 21.1%  IWT (Phd) – 8.9%  FWO mandats – 8.4%  University Scholarships– 3.5%  Other– 11.1% IWT Baekeland-program website: http://www.doctorereninvlaanderen.be/

6 home > sitemap > Doctoraatsbeurzen van het IWT How to get a PhD at a Flemisch University? Bron: steunpunt ECOOM 6

7 home > sitemap > Doctoraatsbeurzen van het IWT 7 IWT applicants: success rates 200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012 Success rates % 432922343738425640303129 (28) N fellows150 200 201200 N applicants353521676585548524478357495655644697 (709)

8 home > sitemap > Doctoraatsbeurzen van het IWT Success rates IWT Why these high success rates? 8

9 home > sitemap > Doctoraatsbeurzen van het IWT Who is successful: success rates per diploma in % 200720082009201020112012 Higher Education Institute 364037153017 University 435841323130 Pharmacy677636333044 Medicine385038422518 Bio-engineer54583134 26 Engineer435946433936 Veterinary medicine33475035309 Sciences3957432829 Humanities, Social Sciences--38272524 Kinesiology and Rehabilitation--4025033 Average 425640303129 9

10 home > sitemap > Doctoraatsbeurzen van het IWT Who is successful: succesrates of reapplications First application: candidate-score = 13/20-14/20 Reapplication: succesrate = very low 15-20% First application: candidate-score= 15/20-15,5/20 Reapplication: succesrate = or > average 10

11 home > sitemap > Doctoraatsbeurzen van het IWT Success rates per university over the years. 2004–2012 11

12 home > sitemap > Doctoraatsbeurzen van het IWT 12 What is an IWT PhD Grant? See reglement en handleiding, rules and handbook (www.iwt.be) Strategic Basic Research = research with a goal/application!  high quality, innovative research with enough challenges for the PhD- student  scientific or technological capacity as a base for future application Economic purpose … in the long-term!  potential for applications for companies  potential for applications for a(n) (industrial) sector  in line with one of 6 strategic VRWI-clusters

13 home > sitemap > Doctoraatsbeurzen van het IWT 13 What is an IWT Phd Grant? (the VRWI-clusters) 1.Transport – Logistics – Services – Supply Chain Management 2.ICT and services for Healthcare 3.Healthcare: Prevention and Treatment – Food 4.New Materials – Nanotechnology – Processing Industry 5.ICT for Socio-Economic Innovation 6.Energy and Environment for Service and Processing Industry

14 home > sitemap > Doctoraatsbeurzen van het IWT What is an IWT Phd Grant? 100% subsidised University= owner of the scientific results (IPR) We require freedom to operate 14

15 home > sitemap > Doctoraatsbeurzen van het IWT 15 Evaluation- and selection procedure  Jury=panels of experts (ad-hoc and mixed)  Language: of the defence  Timing: november-december  Duration : min. 30 min./candidate 1 minute introduction  Score based on 3 criteria Candidate /20 Project /5 Application /5 (score grid on website)

16 home > sitemap > Doctoraatsbeurzen van het IWT Evaluation- and selection procedure candidate /20 Unacceptable; < 14/20 Poor; 14/20 Fair; 15/20 Good; 16/20 Very good; 17/20 Excellent; 18/20 16

17 home > sitemap > Doctoraatsbeurzen van het IWT Evaluation- and selection procedure candidate 16 /20 Good scientific and literature knowledge, good expertise in the research field (no mistakes no gaps) Necessary research skills Good motivation Masters the research proposal, critical scientific mindset Is able to explain the application potential 17

18 home > sitemap > Doctoraatsbeurzen van het IWT Evaluation- and selection procedure Project 3/5 Good scientific quality, scientific and intellectual challenges Innovative and inventive Good planning, approach is well thought out to achieve the targeted objectives feasible 18

19 home > sitemap > Doctoraatsbeurzen van het IWT Evaluation- and selection procedure Application Strategy 2/5 The project has a strategic dimension The chosen research approach is alligned with and will (in case of success) contribute to the intended application The targeted application is relevant The support is aimed at developing application oriented thinking 19

20 home > sitemap > Doctoraatsbeurzen van het IWT What is an IWT PhD Grant? See reglement en handleiding, rules and handbook (www.iwt.be)  Duration 4 years, mid term evaluation after 24 months Fulltime  Principles Grantholder Promotor IWT is employer University is host (In co-operation higher education institute, research institute…)  Finance Scholarship: € +2000 netto/month (incl holiday pay, end-of-year bonus, allowance for commuting) Benchfee: € 3000/year Doctoral bonus: € 1189,92 after 4 years when PhD is obtained  Start date between 1st october and 1st january (desicion mid december) 20

21 home > sitemap > Doctoraatsbeurzen van het IWT What is an IWT PhD Grant? See reglement en handleiding, rules and handbook (www.iwt.be)  Tax equal to a study grant  Social Security equal to an employer  leaves/sick-leaves Maternity- and breastfeeding leave illness/accidents > 1 month  Child’s allowance and birth premium 21

22 home > sitemap > Doctoraatsbeurzen van het IWT 22 Applicants eligible for funding Who can apply See: reglement en handleiding, rules and handbook (www.iwt.be)  Diploma:  Master from a Flemish University (ManaBa)  Master from a higher education institution[+ agreement university]  Foreign Masterdiploma [+ attestation university]  Study results  "age requirement"  Nationality  <18 months scientific experience

23 home > sitemap > Doctoraatsbeurzen van het IWT Processing of the application Call for proposals :www.iwt.be -Call : +25/06/2013- 13/09/2013 (12 noon, online tool 10 am) -How to apply: -Online registration tool (IWT.be) -Personalia -Diploma’s -Summary of PhD project -Promotor’s recommendation -PhD project (not via online tool) -Annexes In hard-copy 23

24 home > sitemap > Doctoraatsbeurzen van het IWT 24 How to prepare ? (practical suggestions) Be convinced for 100% that a PhD is the right start for your career Be motivated Check the score grid (http://www.iwt.be/sb) Good planning, right methodology IMPORTANT: Incomplete = ineligible ! Start in time (online module) Keep in mind the final date for submission

25 home > sitemap > Doctoraatsbeurzen van het IWT 25 How to prepare ? (practical suggestions) Refresh your knowledge! “Live” your project, know it inside out Consult relevant literature Be the devil’s advocate! Exercise your 1 minute introduction and the interactive discussion with colleagues /promotor(s)! Be on time, but not too early!

26 home > sitemap > Doctoraatsbeurzen van het IWT 26 How to prepare ? (practical suggestions) your introduction: keep to the time limit, give only the essentials Anticipate to the questions, give yourself enough time for reflection, be precise. Be enthusiastic, Defend your project, Do not get discouraged because of difficult questions

27 home > sitemap > Doctoraatsbeurzen van het IWT Contact persons Doctoral (PhD) Grants for Strategic Basic Research Program: Michèle Oleo (sb-support@iwt.be) Secretariat: Ann Joris (aj@iwt.be)aj@iwt.be Database en information processing: Kristof Fostier Info: general info: Michèle Oleo Life Sciences: Mia Callens ICT-mechatronica: Carine Lucas Materials-chemistry-procestechnology: Veerle Cauwenberg Humane sciences: Michèle Oleo Management: Maarten Sileghem Website:http://www.iwt.be/subsidies/sb Also read the “reglement en handleiding” and the “score grids”. 27

28 Ellipsgebouw, Koning Albertl II-laan 35 bus 16 B-1030 Brussel Tel.: +32 (0)2 432 42 00 Fax.: +32 (0)2 432 43 99 E-mailadres i.v.m. beursaanvragen: sb-support@iwt.besb-support@iwt.be www.iwt.be Thank You


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