apply for an activism grant
apply at the end of the calendar year - before 1 April

An activism grant is a reward for members of a board or committee.

The Activism Grants Regulation is part of the FOBOS (Financial Support for Special Circumstances of Students). The Committee Personal Circumstances (CPO) assesses the applications on behalf of the Executive Board. The Student Union, together with the umbrella organizations, allocate the grants to the associations. In case of questions, please contact the CPO registry or a student counsellor.

The rules

  • The study progress during the period of your board/committee work is not of influence.
  • A positive binding recommendation is required. When the binding recommendation is postponed, the application will also be postponed until the definitive recommendation.
  • Bachelor's students or Master's students are only eligible to grants if the period of the board/committee lays within the C+1 period. Students solely enrolled for a Premaster programme are not eligible to activism grants.
  • This regulations does not apply for ITC students.
  • The grants are a gift.
  • The amount of the activism grant will be determined every calendar year.
  • The activism grants are maximized to 12 grants per calendar year (in case of several board of committee memberships).
  • When you have activism grants in the same period in which you apply for a Force Majeure Allowance (e.g. for illness), the activism grants will be deducted from the calculated delay.
  • The activism grants are maximized to 18 grants for the whole period of enrollment at the UT (Top-level Sport/Arts Grants included).

The recognized period

You are only eligible to activism grants if the board period falls within the C+1 period of your academic programme. C+1 = nominal study duration for the programme plus one extension year. Thus:

  • Bachelor's students: within the first 4 year of the bachelor programme, as from the moment of first enrolment in a bachelors' programme in Higher Education.
  • Master's students: within the first 2 year of the master programme, as from the moment of first enrolment of a one year masters' programme in Higher Education. For Masters' programmes of 2 or more years, the period will be extended with those years.

The application procedure

The association

The umbrella organizations and Student Union discuss the allocation of the grants. After the concerning calendar year, the association submits the application before April 1st through the online application form.

The individual student

If your association has applied for grants on your behalf, you will receive an email (UT mailbox) with a link to the application in order to complete the application with your data (BSN and IBAN).

Change in the board during the calendar year

Activism grants are allocated per calendar year. If there is a change in the board during the calendar year, the grants must be divided between the members of both boards. Suggestion: enter in the script of you association a distribution formula (x/12e for one board and x/12e for the other).

Additional and Ad Hoc grants

Next to activism grants for board members (basic list), there are also grants for additional and ad hoc activities. The Student Union and umbrella boards together, allocate those grants to the qualified associations/organizations. The application procedure is as described above.

Fobos Regulation (pdf)


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