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BRAIN-be
Belgian Research Action through Interdisciplinary Networks

The Council of Ministers approved on 5 October 2012, the launch of the first phase (2012-2017) of the recurrent Research Framework Programme BRAIN-be (Belgian Research Action through Interdisciplinary Networks).

The programme is organised around six themes:

  • Ecosystems, biodiversity, life history
  • Geosystems universe and climate
  • Cultural, historical and scientific heritage
  • Federal government strategies
  • Major societal challenges
  • Collections Management

and relies on the funding of two types of research projects:

  • network projects of four years with the possibility of two-year projects and
  • pioneer projects of up to two years.

More information about the programme can be found on the site www.belspo.be/BRAIN-be.

The Belgian Science Policy Office is now launching the third call for network projects (axis 2, 3 and 5) and for pioneer projects.

This call will soon be published in the "Moniteur belge".


Network projects

  • Axis 2 - Geosystems, universe and climate
  • Axis 3 - Cultural, historical and scientific heritage
  • Axis 5 - Major societal challenges

Axis 2 - Geosystems, universe and climate

  • Universe
  • Science in support of the federal climate change adaptation plan (FAP))
  • Science in support of the European union's Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD)
  • Antarctica: exploitation of ground based atmospheric observations at the Princess Elisabeth Station

Axis 3 - Cultural, historical and scientific heritage
Cross- and interdisciplinary exploitation/valorisation of federal heritage...

  • ... applied to "Sleeping beauties"
  • ... relating to socio-cultural encounters / confrontations
  • ... relating to public, environmental and animals health issues
  • ... relating to "Belgium 1900. - The cultural, intellectual and economic power of Belgium at the turn of the 19th/20th c. (1880-1914)
  • ... relating to Food history - Research in food history

Axis 5 - Major societal challenges

  • Digital Turn
  • Transition towards a low-carbon and resource-efficient society:
    • Financing the low-carbon
    • Resource-efficient society: Circular economy
    • Inequalities and redistributive issues of transition

Deadlines

  • Expressions of interest: 5th May 2014 midnight
  • Research Proposals:
    ATTENTION: extended till 3rd June 2014 at 12:00
    (A receipt will be sent via email)

Documents


Pioneer projects (to be submitted by a FSI only)

Deadlines

  • Expressions of interest: 5th May 2014 midnight
  • Research Proposals:
    ATTENTION: extended till 3rd June 2014 at 12:00
    (A receipt will be sent via email)

Documents


Information Session

An information and networking session will be held on Thursday 3rd April and Friday 4th April 2014 at BELSPO, Avenue Louise 231 Louizalaan, 1050 Brussels.
To participate, you must register before 27th March (limited places) via the following link

  • 3rd April:
    • 9:30 - 12:00: Axis 3: Cultural, historical and scientific heritage
    • 14:00 - 16:30: Axis 2: Geosystems universe and climate
  • 4th April:
    • 9:30 - 12:00: Axis 5: Major societal challenges
    • 14:00 - 16:30: pioneering projects

Presentation

 

Contacts

Further information can be obtained by contacting the secretariat

BRAIN-be@belspo.be
+32 (0)2 238 34 80 (Fr)
+32 (0)2 238 36 12 (Nl)

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