Scholarship Louis Bruyns

Call for proposals

Deadline: 5 January 2024 at 12 p.m.

For 2024, UCSIA finances a scholarship for a PhD student at a university in the Global South, who wants to spend a period at the University of Antwerp under the supervision of an entitled UAntwerp academic staff member.

During his/her stay at UAntwerp, the student will also co-organize a public event on a topic of concern for the Global South, in line with UCSIA’s theme of solidarity in Europe and the World.

The scholarship consists of a monthly allowance of 1750 Euro for a maximum duration of 10 months (starting at the latest on the 1 October 2024) and travel costs.


Candidates must comply with the following conditions:

  • Originate from one of the countries listed on the OECD/DAC-list of ODA recipients, preferably from the categories “least developed countries, other low income countries or lower middle income countries”;
  • Have the intention to valorize their training in their country of origin or in another country in the Global South;
  • Be registered as PhD student at an accredited university in a country in the Global South;
  • Maximum age of 35.

Application procedure

Students have to send their written application to:

Stijn Latré
Blindestraat 14
B-2000 Antwerp

Or via e-mail:, subject : ‘Call Fonds Bruyns 2024’

 The proposal mentions

  • Name, contact address, nationality, date and place of birth, country of residence;
  • Past education, qualifications and study results;
  • PhD-proposal on the basis of which the student has been accepted in the foreign university;
  • Motivation of the request:
    • Rationale of the stay at the UAntwerp within the framework of the PhD-trajectory;
    • Development relevance of the research:
      • How this research fits within a broader strategy of academic capacity building;
      • How this research matches with societal actors’ agenda’s and/or wider policy processes in the country of origin;
    • Envisaged topic of the public event to be organised at UAntwerp in cooperation with UCSIA;
  • Three references, of which one written by the supervisor of the PhD in the foreign university and one written by the UAntwerp staff member supervising the PhD-student.


Koningstraat 2
B-2000 Antwerpen
Tel. +32 (0)3 265 49 60

Voorlopige locatie tijdens de renovatiewerken:
Blindestraat 14, 2000 Antwerpen