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Call for scholarships for an International Training Programme (ITP): "Sustainable Development and Human Rights Law (SUSTLAW) Postgraduate Programme"

The University of Antwerp Law Faculty's Law and Development Research Group will be running a training programme on "Sustainable Development and Human Rights Law" (SUSTLAW) from 11 February to 3 May 2019.

SUSTLAW offers a comprehensive teaching programme based on the research lines of the Law and Development Research Group. The postgraduate programme runs in conjunction with the Faculty's Master of Laws (LL.M).

VLIR-UOS supports the programme with 12 scholarships for participants from the global South (please consult the eligible country list).

Application deadline:

30 September 2018

How to apply

More information about the programme

More information about the eligibility criteria for a scholarship


Policy supporting research delivers research output on specific themes of interest to Belgian development cooperation on demand of the Belgian government (DGD). The goal is to improve the relevance and performance of Belgian development cooperation policy with regard to the international framework of sustainable and inclusive development.

Four themes have been selected by DGD:

  1. Using the Sustainable Development Goals as a compass.
  2. Support to the Gender Policy.
  3. Challenges and opportunities for a sustainable integrated water management in partner countries of the Belgian Development Cooperation.
  4. Support to the Private Sector Development Policy.

Contact for additional information:

  1. SDG: - D0.1,  - MD8, (Until 30/07
  2. Gender: - D2.5 , - D2.5
  3. Water: - MD8, - MD8
  4. Private Sector Development: - D2.2 , - D1  


Budget € 499.497,99  (€ 260.214,15 ARES part, € 239.283,84 VLIR-UOS part) 
Duration 1 January 2019 – 31 December 2019 (with possibility of prolongation)
Eligibility Researchers of Belgian higher education institutions, both universities and university colleges
Launch of the call 29 June 2018
Deadline submission proposals

30 September 2018, 17.00, mail to:

  • For ARES:
  • For VLIR-UOS: (ICOS of your institution in cc)
Approval of selected proposals 1 November 2018


Call documents and the minutes of the information session of 10-07-2018 are available here.

Closed calls


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TEAM projects and South initiatives are departmental projects focusing on specific development problems. JOINT stands for JOINT (Intern)national Academic Networking and its projects are about academic exchange and networking in a broad national or international setting.


7 June 2018, before 6 PM

Guidelines and forms for submitting a proposal