News The 2017 GTI external call for proposals is open!

Applications for the 2017 GTI external call are open from 20 December 2016 to 19 February 2017. Scientists from the partner developing countries of the Belgian Development cooperation (see list below) can apply for a short-term grant to come to Belgium in 2017 for taxonomic training and access to collections!

Source Belgian GTI NFP
Release date 20/12/2016
Geographical coverage global
Keywords research, grant, taxonomy

The Belgian Focal Point to the Global Taxonomy Initiative, CEBioS programme, has officially launched its new call for proposals in regard to ‘taxonomic training and access to collections in Belgium’ for the year 2017.

The 2017 call aims at funding short-term visits in Belgium for students or young researchers (<40 years old) in order to help building their scientific and technical expertise on biodiversity and ecosystem services and/or access collections in Belgium.

Eligible countries: Algeria - Benin* - Burkina Faso* - Burundi* - Cabo Verde - Cambodia - Cote d'Ivoire - DR Congo* - Gambia - Ghana - Guinea* - Guinea Bissau - Kenya - Laos - Liberia - Mali* - Morocco* - Mozambique* - Niger* - Nigeria - Palestinian Territory* - Rwanda* - Senegal* - Sierra Leone - Tanzania* - Thailand - Togo - Uganda* - Vietnam.

Priority will be given to projects taking place in countries belonging to the 14 priority partner countries of the Belgian governmental cooperation (with an asterisk in the above list).

It is very important that applicants clearly state in their application:
• How they plan to use their projects to advance research in their field;
• How they will disseminate their results (poster, publication, diploma, oral communication, etc…);
• How their project will contribute to the conservation of biodiversity and/or ecosystem services in the partner country;
• How their project could (in a long or medium term) contribute to fight against poverty in the South.

More information regarding the call can be found on our website here:

To apply, you have to fill out the online application form here.

Applicants have to provide a recent CV and a photo to complete the online application.

Applications must be submitted online before 19 February 2017.

Decision on eventual acceptance will be made by end of April 2017. All selected projects will be carried out between 1st June 2017 and 31 December 2017.

Please note that this information has expired.