Belgium: F.R.S.-FNRS

Name of Funding agency
Fund for Scientific Research – FNRS (F.R.S.-FNRS)
Geographical coverage (national/regional)
Wallonia Brussels federation – French speaking community of Belgium
Name of the programme/initiative
Programme website
Programme owner
Program manager (executing funding organisation)
Contact person(s) (e-mail, tel.)

Florence Quist (+32 2 504 9351) or Joël Groeneveld (+32 2 504 9270)

Funding commitment
200.000 €
Anticipated number of fundable research partners


Maximum funding per grant awarded to a partner

200.000 € per project for 3 years

Type of research eligible for funding: eligible TRL range


Funding rates (approx.)


Major eligibility criteria (e.g. types of organisations, thematic restriction, cost types and caps)

The F.R.S.-FNRS only funds public research institutions of the French Speaking Community of Belgium.

All eligibility rules and criteria can be found in the PINT-MULTI regulations

Submission of the proposal at national/regional level (schedule, cut-off dates, deadlines, etc.)

Applicants to F.R.S.-FNRS funding must provide basic administrative data by submitting an administrative application on e-space within 5 working days after the general deadline of M-ERA.NET to be eligible. Please select the “PINT-MULTI” funding instrument when creating the administrative application. Proposals invited to the second stage will be able to complete the pre-proposal form and provide information for the full proposal upon validation by the F.R.S.-FNRS.

Submission of financial and scientific reports at the national/regional level

Financial reporting to the F.R.S.-FNRS: yearly by the finance department of the institution

Scientific reporting: the joint M-ERA.NET reports replace the reporting for F.R.S.-FNRS.