The Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS) is a research funding agency that promotes ans supports basic scientific research in the French-speaking community of Belgium. Founded in 1928, it mainly receives public subsidies. The Fund supports individual researchers on the basis of the criterion of excellence by offering temporary or permanent positions and provides funding to research teams, grants and credits for international collaboration as well as scientific prizes.
F.R.S.-FNRS fosters research in all scientific fields, following a bottom-up approach of investigator-driven research. The Fund supports researchers in an ever growing context of internationalisation through facilitating their mobility, allowing for collaborative transnational projects and supporting a high level international working environment.