The B.A.E.F. today
The program of B.A.E.F. awards for the academic year 2015-2016 comprises 89 individuals:
76 Belgian Fellows to study in the United States
12 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 2015-2016 and American fellows 2014-2015, June 5, 2015. Here the webalbum of the luncheon.
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 2015-2016 there are awards in outright gift to 61 graduate and postdoctoral Fellows, 1 MBA Fellow and 1 Senior Fellow.
In addition, 5 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 2015-2016 were granted to 9 students, who secured financial support outside the B.A.E.F.
The Alumni Award 2015 in the field of Applied sciences, including chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, construction engineering, electrical engineering, materials science, and computer science, in the amount of 10,000 € was awarded to Dr. Christophe Caucheteur from the University of Mons, for his very challenging work in the are of optical fiber sensing olatfroms for in situ (bio)chemical detection.
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.