Programmes and projects
47 IAP-research networks, implicating 369 research teams (257 Belgian teams and 112 European partners), are classified in different domains.
An IAP is an interuniversity network of scientific teams conducting basic research in any scientific domain.
Each network comprises at least four partners belonging to different Belgian institutions (universities or federal scientific institutions).
Each network includes at least one partner belonging to each of the two main Belgium’s linguistic communities (the Flemish and the French-speaking Community).
The promoter of a university team acts as co-ordinator for the network.
The minimum funding over the five years is set at 900,000 EUR for the coordinators and at 500,000 EUR for the partners.
The networks have the possibility of developing International partnerships with non-Belgian universities or public research institutions.
The IAP networks are encouraged to establish contacts and synergies with other foreign research centres thereby facilitating the insertion of Belgian research teams into European and international networks.
Within the seventh phase, the 47 IAP-networks have developed partnerships with 112 partners from non-Belgian universities or public research institutions.
A budget of 4,7 million EUR, which represents 3% of the total budget of the IAP-programme, is covering the participation of these foreign research teams. This collaboration is done on the basis of a 50% co-financing.