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Type of grant

Research grant



Sectors and fields of study



Programme description

MISU funding aims to encourage highly qualified Belgian or foreign researchers, who are currently pursuing a scientific career abroad, to develop it at a university in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.


The MISU is granted for a maximum of 3 years (2 years + possible extension of one year).

Financial terms

Funding of up to €200,000, on average per year.
Eligible costs are of 3 types: operations, equipment and personnel.

Grant funded by

Fund for Scientific Research (F.R.S.–FNRS)

Eligibility criteria

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The candidate for a MISU must have the necessary skills to lead a research team, must have international scientific recognition, must have resided abroad for at least five years and continuously.
Applicants may not apply for a MISU more than three times.
Researchers who have already received a MISU cannot apply for this fellowship.

Level of study required

Doctoral degree.

Application process
How to apply

The notice is opened once a year and published on the F.R.S.-FNRS website.
Applicants for a Ulysses Mobility in Scientific Research (MISU) grant can submit their application in French or English and online only via E-Space, the call and proposal management platform.
The F.R.S.-FNRS will allow applicants to access the electronic form on E-Space.
More information on the website.


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Selection Process

The MISU applicant must be an active researcher with an excellent career record over the last ten years, demonstrating significant research results.

The following elements will be taken into account when evaluating the proposal, among others:

  • Publications as lead author in leading journals in the field in question;
  • For social sciences and humanities, major research monographs;
  • Presentations made at high-level international conferences or congresses;
  • Participation in the organisation of high-level international conferences or congresses;
  • International recognition of the applicant, with scientific awards and prizes;
  • Number of oriented doctoral theses.

Contact – Find out more

Marie-Christine Fraselle - . Tel : +32 2 504 92 20