Budget proposal

On this website you find more information about the budget regulations for an FWO Odysseus project proposal. Please contact vlaams-federaal@ugent.be if you have any questions. 

  • Odysseus candidates type I can request 400.000 to 1.000.000 EUR per budget year (including staff, consumables and equipment)
  • Odysseus candidates type II can request 100.000 to 200.000 EUR per budget year (including staff, consumables and equipment)
Odysseus candidates and local co-supervisors are not allowed any renumeration under a research project funded by FWO. The university covers the salary cost of the Odysseus fellow. It is not allowed to mention this cost in the budget proposal.


  • If the name of the person who will fill the position is known, or if you want to hire someone with more seniority than in the table below, please contact the front officer of your department or vlaams-federaal@ugent.be for an estimation (based on seniority). Round the numbers to the next 500 or 1000.
  • If that is not the case, please use the numbers below.

Overzicht gemiddelde kost per jaar aan UGent. Van toepassing bij budget onderzoeksprojecten junior senior


  • The normal operating costs, necessary for the execution of the project
  • Costs for job students, pollsters and expenses resulting from the invitation of a guest researcher in the research unit
  • Small equipment of less than 20.000 EUR per unit, necessary for the project
  • Costs of study stays and participation in conferences abroad insofar as these are in line with the granted research project
  • Access to and dissemination of research results


  • Equipment can only be applied for in the first 3 budget years
  • All equipment from 20.000 EUR per unit