Centre of Excellence

Sphere is the lead member of the Envirostress Centre of Excellence at the University of Antwerp. To ensure that the (emerging) frontline research domains are funded in a more structural fashion, the Research Council decided in 2014 to launch an open competitive internal call for proposals intended to consortia of at least three excellent professors whose research activities are situated within or across the (emerging) frontline research domains. It was decided to provide the selected Centres of Excellence with financial resources for a period of five years. The current Centres of Excellence may be renewed in the same composition after 5 years, be it after a new open competitive call.