A 'named fund' is established by making a monetary contribution to help fund research, education and/or scientific service provision.

Such funds can be set up in several ways and can have different objectives:

  • developing knowledge within a specific research domain
  • awarding prizes or scholarships to certain students
  • funding research instruments
  • enabling study trips
  • providing opportunities for international students to study at the University of Antwerp
  • supporting less affluent students

A few conditions:

  • A named fund can be created for a period of at least two years
  • The fund can exist for a limited time or indefinitely
  • In consultation with the faculty concerned and the donor, the fund can be given a specific name or title