Type of grant

Study grant & Research grant


Master’s, Doctoral, Postdoctoral

Sectors and fields of study

Art: Performing arts and communication and broadcasting technology, Plastic, visual and spatial arts, Music, Theatre and dramatic arts.

Health: Biomedicine and pharmacy, Motor sciences, Public health, Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary sciences.

Science and technology: Architecture and town and country planning, Science, Agriculture and bioscience engineering, Engineering and technology.

Social and human sciences: Criminology, History, art history and archaeology, Information and communication, Languages, literatures and translation studies, Philosophy, Economics and management, Law, Political and social sciences, Psychology and education, Theology.


Programme description

The Belgian American Educational Foundation (B.A.E.F.) encourages applications for citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. for fellowships for advanced study or research at a Belgian higher education institution for one academic year. The B.A.E.F. will award up to 11 fellowships.

Financial terms

The BAEF will award up to eleven fellowships as outright non-renewable grants carrying a stipend of

  • $ 29,000 for Master’s or Ph.D. students
  • $ 33,000 for Post-doctoral Fellows

In addition to the stipend, the Foundation will defray the cost of health insurance in Belgium. No additional financial aid is to be expected.

Grant funded by

The Belgian American Educational Foundation (B.A.E.F.)

Eligibility criteria

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Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

Level of study required

Applicants must:

  • either at the time of application be registered in a Ph.D. or equivalent degree program in the United States,
  • or while holding the BAEF Fellowship register in a graduate program (Master's or Ph.D.) in Belgium,
  • or hold a Master's, Ph.D., or equivalent degree. Post-doctoral applicants should by July 1, 2022 have no more than 2 years since obtaining their Ph.D. degree.
Additional terms and conditions

Knowledge of Dutch, or French, or German is optional.

Application process

How to apply

BAEF Fellowships 2022-2023 can be initiated between July 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022.  Fellows should be in residence in Belgium during the tenure of their fellowship and stay for a period of 12 months. If the Fellow chooses to remain in Belgium for less than 12 months,  the stipend will be prorated accordingly. The minimum fellowship period is 6 months.

Applicants should make their own arrangements to register or affiliate with a Belgian university or research institution.

Application form can be downloaded here (US application).

In addition to a completed application form, applicants must furnish undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a brief autobiographical statement, a statement of purpose, and 3 letters of recommendation.


Completed applications for the 2022-2023 Fellowships must be submitted as electronic documents in pdf format attached to an email sent not later than October 31, 2022 to  Letters of recommendation should be submitted by the recommenders separately to

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