INBO is committing itself to finance, depending on available financial means, one or two doctoral fellowships (fundamental research or strategic basic research). The number of available fellowships will be decided upon each year.
This ambition is established in a collaboration protocol between the FWO and INBO, thus creating the doctoral fellowships "INBO - FWO". These fellowships, including bench fee, are financed by INBO. The fellowships fit in the regular doctoral programs of the FWO, and applications are submitted and evaluated in the concerned calls for proposals. The collaboration starts from the fellowships starting in 2020.
Only regular FWO call fellowship applications at which INBO has agreed to act as an additional host institute, and that were approved by FWO but could not be financed, are eligible for a fellowship "INBO/FWO".
Through an agreement/contract between the fellow and the FWO, these fellowships are subject to the FWO regulations for doctoral fellowships. INBO draws up a collaboration agreement with the main host institutes involved.