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1 Fellowships 2015 The Belgian American Educational Foundation

2 “To enable young men and women without means to secure graduate education…” Established on Jan 9, 1920 Letter of H. Hoover, 31 st American President to L. Delacorix, Belgian Prime Minister (1919)

3 Fellowships for Graduate Study Master’s Programs Non-renewable grant for 1 academic year (9 months) Stipend $16,000 Tuition and fees up to $30,000 Health insurance Applicants should have obtained their Bachelor’s degree no earlier than January 2011 PhD Programs Non-renewable grant for 1 academic year Stipend $16,000 Tuition and fees up to $40,000 Health insurance

4 Fellowship for Music Study Music Study Non-renewable grant for 1 academic year (9 months) Stipend $16,000 Tuition and fees up to $30,000 Health insurance Deadline of application 31 st October including CD of recordings Specific music selection committee  Music audition followed by interview

5 Fellowship for Research Doctoral Fellows Completed no more than 2 years of PhD program at a Belgian Univ. by July 1, 2015 Non-renewable grant for 12 months (Departure between July-December 2015) Stipend of $24,000 for doctoral research Health insurance

6 Fellowship for Research Post Doctoral Fellows Completed PhD degree at a Belgian Univ. no more than 2 years before by July 1, 2015 Post MD & DMV Fellows No more than 2 years of post doctoral research by July 1, 2015 (not including clinical training) Non-renewable grant for 12 months (Departure between July-December 2015) Stipend of $40,000 for post doctoral research Health insurance

7 Fellowship for Biomedical engineering research Henri Benedictus Fellowships For a post-doctoral researcher, if not Belgian, 2 years affiliation with a Belgian university is required Non-renewable grant for 1 year Stipend of $45,000 Health insurance

8 Fellowship from “Plateforme pour l’Education et le Talent” Gustave Boël - Sofina Fellowships For a post-doctoral Belgian researcher affiliated with a Belgian university Non-renewable grant for 1 year Stipend of $45,000 Health insurance

9 Elgibility requirements For all programs Be a Belgian citizen Except for Henri Benedictus Fellowship: If not a Belgian, be affiliated for at least 2 years as a researcher at a Belgian university Have a Belgian University degree Have an outstanding academic record Have a good command in English (TOEFL iBT 100/120 or 7,5 IELTS) and excellent GRE test results Application limits For graduate studies, Bachelor’s degree no earlier than January For doctoral and post-doctoral research, no more than 2 years of research

10 Application Process All year round Online eligibility screening (www.baef.be)www.baef.be Online application accessible in early July October 31 Single deadline for application files for study or research fellowships November 15 3 Reference letters November 15 Research fellowship: Official invitation letter

11 Online eligibility screening (www.baef.be)

12 Application file Online Application file due by October 31 Personal and Educational information Autobiographical essay (of no more than one page) A carefully prepared statement the reasons why you wish to study in the U.S. a plan of the studies/research you propose to undertake the benefits you expect to obtain from such study/research Your choice of American Universities Study : minimum 3 different US universities although we recommend to apply at least to 5-6 different US universities Research : one US university research center – letter of invitation or affiliation

13 Decision process December Files are distributed among the members of jury to be assessed notification of date of the selection interview End of January B.A.E.F. selection interviews Early February Final decisions are made for research and study Study: conditional to acceptance at US university

14 BAEF Fellows

15 Contact Belgian American Educational Foundation Rue d’Egmont 11, Egmonstraat 1000 Brussels Tel: (02) Website:


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