Belgian American Educational Foundation Research Fellowship, Belgium

The Belgian American Educational Foundation (B.A.E.F.) encourages applications for fellowships for advanced study or research during one academic year, at a Belgian University or institution of higher learning.The B.A.E.F. will award up to eight fellowships each carrying a stipend of $24,000 for one year.

If the fellow chooses to remain less than the full 12 months, the stipend will be prorated accordingly. The fellowship period must be at least 6 months.In addition to the stipend, the Foundation will provide health insurance. No other supplements can be expected.Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.Applicants must either be registered in a graduate program towards a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in the United States,or register in a graduate program in Belgium,or hold a Master’s, Ph.D., or equivalent degree.Preference is given to applicants under the age of 30 with a reading and speaking knowledge of Dutch, French, or German.

Applicants should make their own arrangements to register or affiliate with a Belgian University or research institution. B.A.E.F. Fellows must reside in Belgium during the tenure of their fellowship.In addition to the application form, applicants must furnish 3 letters of recommendation, a letter of nomination from the Dean of his or her U.S. school if applicable, a brief biographical statement, and a statement of purpose.

Scholarship Deadline: October 31, 2011

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