• August 1, 2018 - 1, 2019
  • Full Scholarship

DUO/Wallonia-Brussels has been established at the Wallonia-Brussels Federation in order to promote “paired exchanges” between professors from Wallonia-Brussels HEIs and Asian ones.

The list of partner countries is: Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.


  1. The duration of the exchange should be of at least one month per person(although the month can be divided in 2×15 days with a pause in between) and of maximum three months.
  2. The amount of the grant awarded to the pair of professors is 5,000€ per month for the two professors (or a total amount of 15,000€ for a three-month exchange for the pair).
  3. This amount intended to cover the travel expenses and per diem capped at the amount of the grant;
  4. The grant will be paid off in installments; the last installment is paid after both professors have submitted a joint mission report (maximum 4 pages).


The applicants must meet ALL eligibility requirements:

  1. Applicants must be member of the academic or scientific staff of an institution of a Wallonia-Brussels HEI or an Asian HEI (i.e. they must be remunerated by the HEI and it must be their main occupation).
  2. The Wallonia-Brussels and Asian HEIs must be recognized/accredited by the competent authorities in the field of higher education;
  3. The Asian institution must be located in one of the following countries : Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia,China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, New-Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan and Vietnam;
  4. The Wallonia-Brussels and Asian HEIs must signed a cooperation agreement or must have expressed the intention to sign one in the two following years;
  5. The applicants who already begun the exchange before the application period of the 2018 DUO-Wallonia/Brussels programme do not qualified for the grant;
  6. According to the framework established by ASEM-DUO, the citizenship of the professors is not a criterion for eligibility;
  7. The fellowship programme is open to all disciplines.
Eligible Regions: Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

Application Process

  • Documents to enclose
    • The completed 2018 application form for the DUO/Wallonia-Brussels Fellowship Programme (the document is available online on both the website of the ARES and ASEM-DUO). The application form must be typewritten and submitted in PDF format;
    • A copy of the academic cooperation agreement between paired institutions or the declaration of intent to sign one in the two following years;
    • The passport copies of the two applicants;
    • The resume of both applicants ;
    • A description of the project undertaken during the exchange, or the description of the research conducted by the applicants (with detailed duration of the exchange). There is no text limit for the description.
  • Submitting the application
    • Please note that the institution belonging to the FW-B applies for both partner institutions. In each higher education institution, a contact person must be clearly identified. The person responsible for the application is the one belonging to the Belgian institution and should ideally be the institution’s representative for international relations. This person is responsible for coordinating the exchange and for sending a complete application, including the documents for both applicants.
    • Applications must be submitted between 15 February and 20 April 2018. No applicants will be accepted beyond the deadline of 20 April 2018.
    • The application must be formally submitted by the institution belonging to the FW-B, as ONE single PDF document to the following address: [email protected]
    • An acknowledgment of receipt is sent to the applicants within 3 days after the reception of the application. Without any response after that time, please contact Florence MAERTENS ([email protected]).
  • Applicants who are not able to send their application by e-mail may send it by registered mail to:
    • Academie de Recherche et d’Enseignement Superieur (ARES)
      Service des relations internationales
      A l’attention de Florence MAERTENS
      Rue Royale 180
      B-1000 Bruxelles (Belgique)
  • The applicants are informed of the outcome of the selection by the 19 June 2018.

Application Deadline: April 20, 2018

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