21-04-2022 - Call for proposals

Call for proposals 2022 - Polar Research
BELSPO launches a Call for proposals to give an impulse to Belgian high-quality polar research. The research will contribute and add value to (an) existing European and/or international priority research initiative(s) in which the Belgian research community is active. Objective: strengthening Belgium's position in the initiative(s) and reaching a significant scientific, political, economic and/or societal impact.
Budget of the call: 3.000.000 € - Restart and Transition plan (RTP)

18-03-2022 - Website Impulse Actions

End 2021 BELSPO secured funding for a number of priority impulse research initiatives in support of federal policy:

  • Research about the restitution of cultural heritage acquired during the Belgian colonial period (RMCA)
  • The Metis project on the role of the civil and church authorities in the treatment of the metis of Belgian colonial origin (ARA-AGR)
  • The feasibility study for the establishment of a centre of excellence on Barcoding for Organisms and Tissues of Policy Concern (RBINS & RMCA)
  • the project to develop a Hydrogen Test Facility for scientific and applied research, capable of housing the various facilities needed to carry out large-scale experimental tests with hydrogen technologies (VKI)

In the course of 2022, new impulse actions will be launched within the framework of the Restart and Transition Plan (RTP), one of the three components of the Federal Government's Recovery and Investment Plan.
To ensure the visibility of these actions, a special website has been created where the progress and results of the projects can be consulted.