7.4.1Medium and Large-Scale Research Infrastructure

Medium-scale research infrastructure is defined as research infrastructure with a total financing cost from €150,000 to €1,000,000 VAT included. Large-scale research infrastructure covers investment initiatives in excess of €1 million. Applications for the acquisition of several instruments may be submitted, provided that these instruments constitute a coherent whole and it is demonstrated that the proposed research programme(s) cannot be carried out if one of them is not available.

The selection of applications for medium-scale research infrastructure is organised at university level, whereas for large-scale research infrastructure it is organised through competition at Flemish level. Calls for both medium and large-scale research infrastructure are organised every two years. The organisation and selection of applications for these financing channels is organised via separate calls but within the same timeline.