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FWO call for Strategic Basic Research projects 2018

FWO launched the 2018 call for Strategic Basic Research projects. Two types of projects are possible:

  • SBO -projects with a primary economical finality
  • SBO-projects with a primary societal finality

More information concerning the finalities and modalities of this program can be found on the FWO website (nl/en):

Important deadlines:

  • Friday April 27, 2018: Preliminary registration of the project proposal (e-loket) by promotor by 5pm
  •  Friday May 11, 2018: Internal deadline submission SBO project proposal (e-loket) by promotor
  • Friday May 18, 2018: Submission final SBO project proposal by VUB TechTransfer to FWO by 5 pm

VUB Tech Transfer holds an information session concerning the new call at campus Etterbeek at February 13, 2018 at 2 pm in Promotiezaal D2.01. Click here for more info en to register.

For more information concerning the call or advise during the proposal preparation, please contact the VUB TechTransfer office: or tel. 02/629 20 24

Those interested can request a 1-hour exploratory meeting with an FWO advisor by email ( including:

  • a short abstract & the most important questions (max. 1 A4 page)
  • possible dates to have this meeting at FWO offices Brussels