For the research part of Global Minds, the University of Antwerp focuses primarily on the integration of a development dimension in research. The following activities are (co-)funded with Global Minds:
Global Minds only (co-)finances doctorates with a development dimension. The research fieldwork must take place in a VLIR-UOS partner country.
Within the DOCPRO PhD call, 3 (DOCPRO3) to 4 years (DOCPRO4) can be funded with Global Minds. The Research Board will decide on the grant allocation. This call is closed.
Sandwich Grants can be funded with Global Minds for 2 years. These grants are open to researchers from the South, from a VLIR-UOS partner country. This call is closed.
Small Research Projects (GM SRP) are research grants of maximum €10.000 for development-relevant research. These grants are meant as ‘seed money’, to cover operational costs and stimulate starting (new or existing) research. Small Projects must have a multiplier effect and are intended for BAP, OP or ZAP appointed at the University of Antwerp.
Only applications for collaboration with partners from VLIR-UOS partner countries are eligible for funding: Bolivia, Burundi, Cambodia, Cuba, DR Congo, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kenya, Morocco, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Vietnam.
The guidelines and application form for funding for a GM SRP in collaboration with the South are available on PINTRA (intranet). The application must be submitted by a promotor (University of Antwerp academic). This call is closed.
A conference with development-relevant theme, organised by an academic from the University of Antwerp, can receive additional Global Minds funding of €2.000: the subsidy can be increased to € 2.000 for one day and to € 4.000 for a multi-day scientific conference.
This call is open all year round and is submitted by a promoter (University of Antwerp academic).
Global Minds finances two research projects on the impact of the Global Minds programme:
- A research project on the alumni of the International Course Programmes, led by Prof Nathalie Holvoet from the Institute of Development Policy (IOB).
- a research project on the impact of awareness-raising events led by the Instructional & Educational Sciences master programme in collaboration with USOS (Universitaire Stichting voor Ontwikkelingssamenwerking)