[Blueboard] Belgian Development Co-operation Prize 2006

Joanna Ruiz jruiz at ateneo.edu
Thu Jul 20 11:54:12 PHT 2006


>From the Office of the Academic Vice President

Belgian Minister for Development Co-operation
Belgian Development Co-operation Prize 2006

    The Development  Co-operation Prize is intended for students and young researchers, both from Belgium and from developing countries, whatever their discipline.

    The prize is awarded for scientific work which contributes significantly to knowledge applicable to development in developing countries. Sustainable development is its principal aim and poverty alleviation a priority.

    The prize is granted each year to:

1. students on the basis of a Master's thesis
    - minimum of four (4) years of university studies
    - age limit at the time the thesis is passed: 30 for Belgians, 35 for foreigners

2. young researchers on the basis of:
    - a Ph.D. thesis obtained maximum of ten (10)  years after having obtained the first main degree (minimum 4 years university studies), or,
    - at least one publication (evaluated by international experts/peer review) of which the candidate is the first author, published or accepted for publication within a period of ten (10) years after having obtained the first main degree (minimum 4 years university studies)
    - age limit at the time the thesis is passed/at the time of publication (or acceptance of publication by a scientific journal) of the article: 35 years for Belgians, and 40 years for foreigners

    The prize consists of an award of:    Euro 1,250 for students
                                                          Euro 2,500 for young researchers

    For more detailed information, guidelines, and application forms, please visit http://devcoprize.africamuseum.be or e-mail devcopri at africmuseum.be.

    Candidates' application files must reach the following address by September 28, 2006:

                Royal Museum for Central Africa
                Development Co-operation Prize
                Leuvensesteenweg 13
                3080 Tervuren
                Belgium

    Applications submitted via e-mail will not be accepted.
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