B.A.E.F. - Fellowships for master's level research in the U.S.A. during 2021-2022



Location (s):

  • United States of America


Deadline for application before October 31, 2020 at 12 noon for research starting between July 1 and September 30, 2021 in the U.S.A..


Welcome to the B.A.E.F.

The Belgian American Educational Foundation Inc. is the leading independent philanthropy in the support of exchanging university students, scientists and scholars between the United States and Belgium.

When millions of Belgians were on the verge of starvation during World War I, an American engineer Herbert Hoover organized the Committee for Relief in Belgium. The magnificent relief effort gave birth after the war to this 90 year-old Foundation known as B.A.E.F. The benevolent service of many Belgians and Americans, sound financial management, far-reaching fundraising, and innovation in programs are the cornerstones of this showpiece of Belgian-American friendship.

Opportunity is About:


Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

Applicants should have completed by July 1, 2021  no more than 1 year of their Master's program.

Eligibility requirements  

  1. hold the Belgian nationality;
  2. hold a bachelor's degree at the time of activation of the fellowship;
  3. have an outstanding academic record;
  4. have a good command of the English language.


Deadline: October 31, 2020

Cost/funding for participants:

The fellowships are outright non-renewable grants:   

of $30,000 for 12 months                                                                                                        

In addition, the Foundation pays for coverage of health insurance on its own insurance policy.

Fellowships must start between July 1, 2021 and September 30th, 2021 and fellows are expected to stay for a period of 12 months in the U.S.A.

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