Belgian American Educational Foundation Fellowships

Belgian American Educational Foundation
Masters/PhD Degrees/Postdoctoral Fellowships 

Deadline: 31 Oct 2020 (Annual)
Study in: Belgium
Course starts July 2021

Brief description:

The Belgian American Educational Foundation (BAEF) is inviting U.S. citizens and permanent residents who wish to undertake postgraduate advanced studies or research in Belgium for a maximum of 12 months in AY 2021-2022, to apply for the Fellowships for Study or Research in Belgium.

The fellowships should take place between 1 July 2021 and 31 December 2021. Fellows should be in residence in Belgium during the tenure of their fellowship and stay for a period of 12 months. If the Fellow chooses to remain in Belgium for less than 12 months, the stipend will be prorated accordingly. The minimum fellowship period is 6 months.

Host Institution(s):

Belgian universities and institutes of higher learning

Level/Field(s) of study:

Masters and PhD studies or research in any subject

Number of Scholarships:


Target group:

U.S. citizens and permanent residents

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Each fellowship consists of a non-renewable grant that provides for a stipend of:

• $28,000 for Master’s or Ph.D. students
• $32,000 for Post-doctoral Fellows.

In addition to the stipend, the Foundation will defray the cost of health insurance in Belgium.


Applicants must:

• be registered in a PhD or equivalent degree program in the United States at the time of application, or
• register in a graduate program (Master’s or Ph.D.) in Belgium while holding the BAEF Fellowship, or
• hold a Master’s, Ph.D., or equivalent degree.

The PhD degree obtained by post-doctoral applicants must not be more than 2 years old, as at 1 July 2021. Applicants should make their own arrangements to register or affiliate with a Belgian University or research institution.

Knowledge of Dutch, or French, or German is optional.

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

Applicants must submit, together with the application form, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a brief autobiographical statement, a statement of purpose, and 3 letters of recommendation. The fellowship application deadline is 31 October 2020 for the 2021-2022 Fellowships.

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