Grant available for American Citizens


Every year the Belgian American Educational Foundation (BAEF) awards study and research grants to allow American citizens recipients to travel to Belgium. The BAEF will award up to eleven fellowships as outright non-renewable grants carrying a stipend of $ 28,000 for Master’s or Ph.D. students and $ 32,000 for Post-doctoral Fellows.

Calls take place once a year and close on 31 October of the year preceding travel to Belgium.

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Each year the Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States of America, Belgium and Luxembourg (Fulbright) awards grantsenabling American citizens to study, research or lecture at universities in Belgium. All disciplines are eligible. The visits are for a period of between three and nine months.

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Collaboration networks with MIT under the Seed Fund program

This funding is part of the MISTI Global Seed Funds. The MIT-UCLouvain Seed Fund supports exchanges of researchers, faculty and research students between the two institutions. The agreement covers all MIT faculties and all UCLouvain Sectors. Specifically, the agreement enables teams comprising, for example, a UCLouvain faculty member and an MIT colleague to submit a proposed research project (the partners from both institutions must be identified in the proposal). The projects selected receive a Seed Fund grant intended to fund the exchange of faculty or students on both sides of the Atlantic. Seed Fund applications must be made jointly by the partners from both institutions and are submitted online on the MISTI Global Seed Funds website (usual closing date in September).

Moreover, UCLouvain and MIT have also an agreement to support exchanges of students during summer. Brochure

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