The B.A.E.F. today
The program of B.A.E.F. awards for the academic year 2014-2015 comprises 96 individuals:
86 Belgian Fellows to study in the United States
9 American Fellows to study in Belgium
1 winner of the Alumni Award
The Fellows were selected competitively from a pool of brilliant applicants by a Fellowship Committee that interviews all candidates personally.
Belgian fellows 2014-2015 and American fellows 2013-2014, June 6, 2014.
Webalbum of the lunch.
The fellowship awards include a stipend ranging from $16,000.00 to $40,000.00, the payment of tuition fees between $30,000.00 and $50,000.00, as well as coverage for health insurance. For the academic year 2014-2015 there are awards in outright gift to 71 graduate and postdoctoral Fellows and 1 Senior Fellow.
In addition, 7 Belgian Fellows receive a Conditional Grant to study Business Administration in the United States. The latter awards are interest-free loans of up to $100,000.00 for two years of study.
Finally, Honorary Fellowships for 2014-2015 were granted to 16 students, who secured financial support outside the B.A.E.F.
The Alumni Award 2014 in the field of Biomedical sciences, including biology, biochemistry, biophyics, genetics, microbiology, molecular and cell biology, pharmacology, physiology, ecology, zoology, botany, agriculture, medicine, veterinary medicine and pharmacy, in the amount of 5,000 € was awarded to Dr. Benjamin Dewals from the University of Liège, for his very challenging research in the field of virology.
The expense budget of the academic year 2014-2015 amounts to $ 4,412,250 with income from endowment covering less than half of the expenses. The remainder of the expenses is covered by annual gifts in Belgium and in the United States from Alumni, associated Foundations, private, public and corporate sources. Individuals, organizations or foundations that subscribe to eponymous Graduate or Postdoctoral B.A.E.F. Fellowships, carrying their name.