ASEM-DUO Fellowship Programme in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation

Applications for the ASEM-DUO Fellowship Programme are currently being accepted. Eligible candidates must be be member of the academic or scientific staff of an institution of Wallonia-Brussels HEI or an Asian HEI. The programme will be conducted between 1st August 2019 and 31 August 2020.

Scholarship Description
A specific cooperation process between Asia and Europe in the field of education – and more specifically higher education – has been set up in the context of the Asia-Europe Meeting. The ministerial meetings, which are held alternatively in Europe and Asia, are until now the sole instrument for cooperation at a higher political level between the two continents. This mode of functioning inspires itself of the experience and best practices of the Bologna Process. During the Asia-Europe Meeting of Ministers of Education held in Kuala Lumpur in 2013, the Wallonia-Brussels Federation announced it would participate in the ASEM-DUO Fellowship Programme as of 2014.

Award Value
The total amount of the 2019 ASEM-DUO Fellowship Programme is 50.000€. The amount of the grant awarded to the pair of professors is 5,000€ per month for the two professors (or a total amount of 15,000€ for a three-month exchange for the pair).

Level and Area of Studies
Non-degree program in all fields.

Place of Study
The study will be taken at Wallonia-Brussels institution in Belgium.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • Applicants must be member of the academic or scientific staff of an institution of a Wallonia-Brussels HEI or an Asian HEI (i.e. they must be remunerated by the HEI and it must be their main occupation).
  • The Wallonia-Brussels and Asian HEIs must be recognised/accredited by the competent authorities in the field of higher education;
  • The Asian institution must be located in one of the countries mentioned below;
  • The Wallonia-Brussels and Asian HEIs must signed a cooperation agreement or must have expressed the intention to sign one in the two following years;
  • The applicants who already begun the exchange before 1st August 2019 do not qualify for the grant;
  • According to the framework established by ASEM-DUO, the citizenship of the professors is not a criterion for eligibility;
  • The fellowship programme is open to all disciplines.

Applicants’ Nationality
The citizens of the the following countries are eligible to apply: Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Application Instruction
The application form can be downloaded from the link below.

Submission Deadline
24 April 2019.

Website and Application Link

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