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Special Research Fund (Fonds spécial pour la Recherche - FSR)

The Special Research Fund is a grant provided to university institutions. Each institution supplies money from its own reserves to this grant. The FSR is managed by the UMONS Council of Research. 
The objectives pursued by this fund at UMONS are the following:
- To give energy to new research projects
- To support interdisciplinary collaboration
- To promote the doctorate


Concerted Research Actions (Actions de Recherche Concertées - ARC)

The ARC aims at developing centres of excellence specialised in fundamental research as well as interuniversity centres of excellence. The projects are allotted to teams which stand out because of the number of publications, the reputation of scientific reviews which publish their papers and the team members’ scientific distinctions …  Funding spans over 5 years. The projects are assessed by international experts. Calls take place on an annual basis. Currently ten ARC projects are underway at UMONS.

The National Fund for Scientific Research (F.R.S.-FNRS)

The National Fund for Scientific Research's (F.R.S..- FNRS) objective is to develop non-oriented research within the framework of initiatives presented by research scientists. The action is mainly centred on research development and the training of researchers and aims at achieving scientific excellence. This fund allows:

  • Researchers to be paid on a temporary or permanent basis;
  • Research teams to be financed;
  • Grants and credits to be allocated in order to support scientific exchange;
  • Scientific awards to be awarded.

 

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