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The program of B.A.E.F. awards for the academic year 2017-2018 comprises 85 individuals:
75 Belgian Fellows to study in the United States
10 American Fellows to study in Belgium
The Fellows were selected competitively from a pool of brilliant applicants by a Fellowship Committee that interviews all candidates personally.
Belgian fellows 2017-2018 and American fellows 2016-2017 got together on June 2, 2017 at the University Foundation.
The fellowship awards include a stipend ranging from $18,000.00 to $45,000.00, the payment of tuition fees between $30,000.00 and $50,000.00, as well as coverage for health insurance. For the academic year 2017-2018 there are awards in outright gift to 65 graduate and postdoctoral Fellows as well as for 2 MBA Fellows.
In addition, 3 Belgian Fellows received 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 2017-2018 were granted to 7 students, who secured financial support outside the B.A.E.F.
The Alumni Award 2016 in the field of Human sciences, including philosophy, religious and ethical sciences, languages, literature, history, history of art and archeology, in the amount of 10,000 € was awarded to Prof. Marianne Van Remoortel from the University of Gent, for her research on 19th- century English literaturewith keen interests in Victorian poetry, the periodical press and wopmen's history.
The expense budget of the academic year 2016-2017 amounts to $ 4,463,000 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.