The mandate for experienced researchers of the F.R.S.-FNRS offers funding to a researcher for an indeterminate period, as part of a university research group of the FWB. Depending on the stage of his career, the researcher goes from Research Associate to Senior Research Associate then Research Director. In FWB, the almost 400 experienced researchers of the F.R.S.-FNRS are amongst the key figures in scientific research. Many of them go on to be members of the scientific and academic staff of universities.
The F.R.S.-FNRS has three types of research mandates for experienced researchers:
- Research Associate
Permanent employment contract aimed at enabling an experienced researcher to continue with his/her research independently.
- Senior Research Associate
Promotion to the mandate of Research Associate.
- Research Director
Promotion to the mandate of Senior Research Associate.