COVID-19 – Extended grants deadlines

Due to the extreme measures to beat the corona virus that are being taken by most countries, several funding agencies are postponing their application deadlines.

Here, you can find an overview of what we have picked up till now.


  • For the ongoing FWO postdoctoral fellowship evaluations, the interviews are cancelled.

For more details click here


  • All active (as of March 16, 2020) EMBO Long-Term Fellowships will be extended for two months to compensate for any potential impact of the fellows’ work resulting from closures or other safety measures taken in the labs they are working at.
  • Applications for research visits that start before July 1 will not be accepted.


The application deadline for COST-proposals (OC-2020-1) is postponed to October 29.

For more details click here

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 I created a new account but I didn’t receive any account confirmation email. What should I do?

Not receiving a confirmation e-mail is often linked to two causes:

  • The email address you entered is not correct. As a result, the confirmation email will bounce and you will never receive it. 
  • The e-mail got stuck in your spam folder.

Kindly check your email address for correctness. You will also have to check the Spam folder of your mailbox. If you still haven’t received the confirmation email and your spam folder is empty, please send an email to training@vib.be and we'll contact you as soon as possible.

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