Graduate Study or Research Fellowships 2017-2018, Belgium

Publish Date: Oct 12, 2016

Deadline: Oct 31, 2016

About the fellowship

The Belgian American Educational Foundation (B.A.E.F.) encourages applications for fellowships for advanced study or research during the academic year 2017-2018, at a Belgian University or institution of higher learning.

The B.A.E.F. will award up to ten fellowships as outright non-renewable grants carrying a stipend of $27,000 for Master's or Ph.D. students $31,000 for Post-doctoral Fellows.

BAEF fellowships 2017-2018 can start between July 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017 and Fellows are expected to stay for a period of 12 months in Belgium. If the Fellow chooses to remain less than the full 12 months in Belgium, the stipend will be prorated accordingly. The minimum fellowship period is 6 months.

In addition to the stipend, the Foundation will provide health insurance. No other supplements can be expected.

Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

Applicants must

  • either at the time of application be registered in a Ph.D. or equivalent degree program in the United States,
  • or while holding the BAEF fellowship register in a graduate program (Master's or Ph.D.) in Belgium,
  • or hold a Master's, Ph.D., or equivalent degree. Post-doctoral applicants should by July 1, 2017 have no more than 2 years since obtaining their Ph.D. degree.
  • Knowledge of Dutch,or French, or German is optional.

Applicants should make their own arrangements to register or affiliate with a Belgian University or research institution. B.A.E.F. Fellows must reside in Belgium during the tenure of their fellowship.

Application forms can be downloaded from the B.A.E.F.  In addition to a completed application form, applicants must furnish undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a brief autobiographical statement, a statement of purpose, and 3 letters of recommendation.

Completed applications for the 2017-2018 fellowships must be submitted as electronic documents in pdf format attached to an email sent not later than October 31, 2016 to:

For additional information contact the Foundation at the above address or email: Emile.Boulpaep@Yale .edu

About the company

The B.A.E.F. Exchange Fellowship Program has been instrumental in instilling in the American and Belgian Fellows a deep respect and appreciation for the other's country and people. As a result a spirit of friendship and cooperation has permeated their dealings with each other in political or academic exchanges, in the arts and in the world of trade and economics.

Needless to say, this was one of Herbert Hoover's aims when he established the B.A.E.F. in 1920. It was his belief and hope that the common cause of higher education would continue and strengthen the warm friendship, that existed between Belgium and the United States at that time, as a result of the humanitarian aid provided by the Commission for Relief in Belgium (C.R.B.) during World War I.

Those who have benefited from the philanthropic endeavors of B.A.E.F., have proceeded to make outstanding contributions to their individual countries. Americans who have had the opportunity to do graduate work in Belgium's prestigious institutions of higher learning, can now be found occupying significant positions in the academic, professional, commercial and industrial fields in the U.S.A., as well as in the arts and the sciences. Likewise, Belgians who have been beneficiaries, have gone on to become Prime Ministers, Ministers of State, distinguished professors and scholars, as well as bankers, lawyers, engineers and businessmen. In addition, those Belgians who chose to remain in the United States after completing their studies, although few in number, occupy important positions in various fields, particularly in the academic world. Six of the fourteen Members of the Board are former Fellows.

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