• Qui ?

    Hébergé par le Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique-FNRS, le NCP-FNRS est Point de Contact National pour Horizon 2020, le Programme Cadre européen pour la Recherche et l’Innovation (2014-2020).

  • Pour qui ?

    Le NCP-FNRS vise à augmenter la participation et les chances de réussite des chercheurs des universités, des hôpitaux universitaires et des hautes écoles de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles à Horizon 2020.

  • Sur quoi ?

    Au sein d’Horizon 2020, le NCP-FNRS couvre le 1er pilier consacré à l’Excellence scientifique, le défi sociétal n°6 consacré à l'Europe dans un monde en évolution du 3ème pilier, le programme "la science avec et au service de la société" et les questions juridiques et financières.

  • Comment ?

    Le NCP-FNRS communique sur les appels issus de Horizon 2020 avec les chercheurs et les administrations de la recherche des universités qui les soutiennent, les assiste lors de la rédaction de propositions et relaie leurs problèmes auprès des instances européennes concernées.

NEURON 2017 call
Synaptic Dysfunction in Disorders of the Central Nervous System
Belgium (FNRS) – Fédération Wallonie - Bruxelles

Project duration

The maximum amount of requested funding per project is 2000.000 EUR for a total period of three years. If the project involves the recruitment of a PhD student, the project duration of the F.R.S.-FNRS sub-project could be up to four years, but should remain within the original budget of 200.000€.

Eligibility of the proposal

Additional national eligibility criteria for the proposal beyond the general criteria in the Terms of Reference of the joint call

  • Basic research (low Technology Readiness Level) carried out in a research institution from the “Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles”
  • The FNRS will not fund industrial partners or any activity related to the private sector.

Eligibility of applying scientists

The applicant must be affiliated to a research institution from the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles. The applicant should also:

  • be a permanent researcher of F.R.S. - FNRS (Chercheur qualifié, Maître de recherches or Directeur de recherches),
  • or hold a tenure track position (or an assimilated position including pending tenure track) within a research institution from the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles,
  • or be a permanent research staff member in the ‘Ecole Royale Militaire’,
  • or be a permanent research staff member of a federal scientific institution in which case he can act as a co-promotor only.

The applicant should not have reached retirement at the starting date of the project. If the applicant reaches the age of retirement in the course of the project, he should precisely describe in the proposal how the handover will be managed.
Although not adviced, a single applicant can participate in up to 2 consortia, but only once as a coordinator.

Eligible cost items

The maximum amount allocated per project is 200.000 EUR. The following costs are eligible:

  • Personnel:
    • Scientifique doctorant: € 37.200/year
    • Scientifique non post-doctoral: € 63.300/year
    • Scientifique post-doctoral: € 73.800/year
    • Technicien: € 53.700 (full-time/year) – € 27.200 (part time/year)
    • Chercheur temporaire post-doctoral: € 47.600/year

The categories « scientifique doctorant » and « chercheur temporaire postdoctoral » can only be full-time positions. The three other positions can either be filled full-time or part-time.

  • Equipment (max. 30.000 EUR/year)
  • Running costs: travel expenses; organisation of small scientific events in Belgium; consumables and the following support costs:
    • Conception d’ouvrage
    • Réalisation de dictionnaire
    • Achat de livre
    • Encodage
    • Location de licence de logiciel
    • Inscription à un congrès
    • Ordinateur
    • Scannage

“Overhead” is not an eligible cost. If the project is selected for funding, these costs will be subject to a separate agreement between the institution of the beneficiary and the F.R.S.-FNRS. General rules and regulations of FNRS apply: www.frs-fnrs.be

Contact persons:

Please contact one of the persons below if you have questions regarding the above:
Arnaud Goolaerts: arnaud.goolaerts(at)frs-fnrs.be, 02 504 93 28
Joel Groeneveld, joel.groeneveld(at)frs-fnrs.be, 02 504 92 70

For more info on the call, click here