Launch of the 2022 « WEL-T Investigator Programme” call!

The WEL Research Institute a.s.b.l. and the FRFS announce the opening on December 15th of the first “WEL-T Investigator Programme” call, funded by the Walloon region, for strategic research of excellence in engineering, chemistry and physics with a view to developing breakthrough innovations for industrial applications aimed at sustainable transition.  

This programme is open to researchers from the universities of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation who are either established (Advanced grants, max. €350,000/year) or at the beginning of their career (Starting grants, max. €200,000/year).

⇒ The recording of the Dec 09 information webinar (in English) is available here


Context of the call

WEL-T (Walloon ExceLlence in Technology) is a strategic axis of the FRFS and a department of the WEL Research Institute.  Through the “WEL-T Investigator Programme” call, Wallonia grants significant resources over several years to WEL-T Investigators in support to ambitious research programmes that pave the road to new scientific breakthroughs.  These programmes constitute a pillar of the WEL-T Investigators' laboratory and are flexible, allowing adaptation of the research scope over time as needed. WEL-T Investigators must demonstrate a combination of scientific excellence, an awareness of unmet sustainable transition needs in their field, and a willingness to seek opportunities for application of their discoveries. 



  • Opening of the call : 15 December 2022
  • Deadline for PI’s electronic validation : 9 February 2023 at 2:00 PM
  • Evaluation process : March 2023 – June 2023 
  • Communication of the funding decision : End of June 2023
  • Start of the programmes : 1st of October 2023 


Rules, mini-guide and Scientific Commission 


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