The disciplinary or interdisciplinary contact group enables a group of researchers to meet together at regular intervals.
The aim is to enable contact and the rapid exchange of information and ideas between Belgian and non-Belgian specialists, belonging to a same scientific domain, or to different domains linked by the use of a same technique or multidisciplinary equipment.
The group is necessarily an interuniversity one and can include researchers and professors from outside the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.
The contact groups meet together independently. The meetings are organised without constraints, notably relating to deadlines or the presentation of scientific dossiers.
The F.R.S.-FNRS covers certain expenses incurred by two meetings a year:
- contribution to the travel costs of researchers of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation,
- reimbursement of travel costs of one or several foreign personalities who have been invited
- reimbursement of several administrative expenses for the organisation of the meeting and the secretariat.
List of Domains of Active Contact Groups
Requests for the Creation of a New Network
Creation requests can be submitted by letter addressed to the Secretary General of the F.R.S.-FNRS, specifying the group's objective, its name, the names of the president and the secretary, as well as the names of those people interested in becoming members of the group.
Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique-FNRS
Rue d’Egmont 5
B - 1000 Bruxelles