We always welcome applications by students who want to obtain their own funding for a PhD study in line with the existing topics, alone or in cooperation with other universities or companies. In the Lab for Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology (LAMB) of prof. Sarah Lebeer, possible PhD research topics include (but are not limited to) probiotics for skin, urogenital and nasal applications, fermented vegetables, genetic characterization lactobacilli, characterization of molecular structures of lactobacilli such as pili, nasal microbiome in relation to air pollution, novel non-vertebrate animal models for probiotic research, … If you are interested in joining us, please contact Sarah Lebeer (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a statement of interest about your research, and the scholarship programme to which you aim to apply.
Note that the University of Antwerp only offers PhD scholarships for specific research projects; these will be advertised in the job opportunities section of the faculty of Sciences
The main funding agencies for PhD scholarships in Flanders are:
- FWO fellowship fundamental research with an annual deadline of February 1st, which is open to all EU and EEA students.
- FWO-SB for PhD projects with an applied component.
- A number of other possibilities for scholarships are listed on the Scholarships pages of the University of Antwerp.
For general information on the PhD programme, see the website of the Antwerp Doctoral School.