Do you have an academic research project to help the Brussels Region build a solid forward-looking vision of the major social challenges it faces? Can your research project contribute to enhancing knowledge of Brussels urban complexity and improving public policy? Are you interested in prospective and multidisciplinary research? Find out how to obtain funding to contribute to the development of the Brussels Region.
This year, the Prospective Research program is becoming an open-call program: this means that funding applications can be submitted at any time of the year. A second important change concerns the research theme: research teams are given the freedom to identify societal issues that are having a profound impact on the Brussels region, and which we must urgently prepare to address. The scientific and forward-looking framework of the program has been consolidated and is presented in the program regulations (link in the toolbox below).

Are you eligible?

  • You are a researcher in human sciences or exact sciences and have at least a Master’s degree.
  • You are part of a team of several multidisciplinary researchers.
  • Your supervisor is a professor, an accredited researcher or the research director of a research institution.
  • Your project
    • contributes to new knowledge for the Brussels-Capital Region;
    • anchors the research in a solid prospective approach;
    • pays sufficient attention to the regional valorization of the research.
  • The research institution must have fulfilled its obligations under previous aid granted by the Region.

Find out more about the terms and conditions for admissibility in our guidelines.

The procedure in 2 steps

  • Submit your full research project proposal using the form below (see in the toolbox).
  • If your project is admissible, it will be evaluated by a jury composed of academic experts and prospecting specialists and representatives of Innoviris.

You will find a detailed description of the criteria for eligibility and assessment, the eligible costs for your budget and the complete procedure in our regulations.


Other information

The projects must be submitted by the relevant academic authorities. Contact your Tech Transfer Office (or the R&D Department) for further information. 

The funding covers projects of maximums 3 years.

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Please contact Emmanuelle Pottier for further information.

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