The allocation of research funding

The research funding is meant for members of the scientific staff with an appointment on the account of the university ('eerste geldstroom') or on a structural externally funded position. PhD students and post-docs are not entitled to research funding, other than the funding agreed upon at the start of their contract.

Entitlements to research funding are expressed in percentages of full-time equivalents. A maximum of 50 percent can be allocated. The percentage obtained ought to be multiplied with the employment factor (wtf) and reduced by possible budget cuts, to arrive at the number of working hours to be dedicated to research.

A minimum of 0.6 credits have to be earned in order to qualify for research funding.