Call for proposals 2023 - POST-COVID

Information on the programme

The aim of this programme, launched in collaboration with the FPS Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment, is to fund scientific projects that aim at a close examination of the long-term impact of the COVID crisis on the Belgian society, with a view to produce key messages and lessons learned for the federal government.

The budget of this call for proposals is 7 million €, of which 5 million € for the themes Well-being, Inequalities & Vulnerabilities and Democratic Governance, and 2 million € for the theme Pandemic Intelligence.

Pure virological or clinical research are not within the scope of this particular call. This call is open to a wide array of disciplines/research such as; criminology, sociology, epidemiology, economics, communication sciences, history, political sciences, philosophy, pedagogy, psychology,…

Press Release in Dutch or French

Indicative Calendar

Activity Deadline
Launch of the call 24/04/2023
Information Session 26/04/2023 @ 10:00
Deadline Pre-proposal 17/05/2023 @ 14:00
Deadline Full Proposals 06/07/2023 @ 14:00
Evaluation July - September 2023
Communication of results November 2023
Start projects December 2023

Duration of the projects (24-36 months)

  • 24-30 months: Scientific part
  • 1-6 months: Implementation of impact plan


  • Submission Pre-proposal: 17/05/2023 @ 14h00
  • Submission Full Proposal: 06/07/2023 @ 14h00

The completed Pre-proposals and Full proposals need to be send via email to for submission.

Information Session


Templates for the Pre-proposal:

  • Part A: General Information, Summary and Contact Details
  • Part B: Evaluators

Documents for the Full proposal:

Information Documents: