The Methusalem program is a funding tool provided by the Flemish government that is meant to give stable, long-term structional financial support to internationally renowned researchers who lead a large group in which excellent leading-edge frontier research is conducted.
Methusalem funding is reserved for the most excellent professors only, i.e. they are to:
- have a proven international track record in their research field;
- have an exceptionally strong publication record;
- be highly successful in acquiring research funds from national and international competitive financing sources;
- lead a large research group, allowing them to be a major international player within their domain.
Plasma for environmental, medical, analytical chemistry and materials applications (PLASMA).
Social Progress in Europe: putting new and old paradigms to the test.
Research on the containment of antibiotic resistance and the immune response of prophylactic and therapeutic vaccines.
Global Ecosystem Functioning and Interactions with Global Change (GCE).
Antwerp Interdisciplinary Platform for Research into Inequality: In search of equality. A socioeconomic examination within a global and historical framework (AIPRIL).
GENOmics in MEDicine: From whole genome sequencing towards personalized medicine (GENOMED).
Digitalisation and Tax (DigiTax).
Infectious disease prevention, control and management in a One Health policy context (VAX-IDEA).