The Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)

The Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO) is an independent agency that supports fundamental research in all disciplines in Flanders. The FWO provides the necessary funding on the basis of an interuniversity selection, and as such is the Flemish successor to the National Fund for Scientific Research, which was founded in 1928.

Deepening knowledge about man and environment: that is the mission of the FWO. That knowledge also touches upon the essence of fundamental research. For as the level of knowledge of our society grows, so does the quality of our training, thereby providing young people with every opportunity to deploy their talents in a broad array of disciplines.

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Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek - Vlaanderen Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) , Egmontstraat 5 B - 1000 Brussels (Belgium) E-mail:

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