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  1. Fellowships2014 The Belgian American Educational Foundation

  2. The Belgian American Educational Foundation Established on Jan 9, 1920 Letter of H. Hoover, 31st American President to L. Delacorix, Belgian Prime Minister (1919) “To enable young men and women without means to secure graduate education…”

  3. US - Graduate Education • Master’s degrees: Typically 2 years in length • Doctoral degrees (PhD’s) Typically 4-6 years in length

  4. 3 Simultanious Actions for Graduate study candidates 1. Choose the 3 US universities (3-8) & prepare the applications for each one. 2. Determine which tests are needed to apply & take them(TOEFL, GRE, GMAT). 3. Look for financial support.

  5. Types of B.A.E.F. Fellowships • Fellowship for Study • Fellowship for Research • Fellowship for Biomedical engineering research • Fellowship for MBA studies or similar management degrees

  6. Fellowships for Study • Graduate Study (MA after MA) • Non-renewable grant for 1 academic year (9 months) • Stipend $16,000 • Tuition and fees up to $30,000 • Health insurance • PhD Study • Non-renewable grant for 1 academic year • Stipend $16,000 • Tuition and fees up to $35,000 • Health insurance

  7. Fellowship for Music Study • Music Study • Non-renewable grant for 1 academic year (9 months) • Stipend $16,000 • Tuition and fees up to $30,000 • Health insurance • Deadline of application plus CD of recordings due 31st October • Specific music selection committee  recital followed by interview

  8. Fellowship for Research • Non-renewable grant for 12 months • Stipend of • $21,000 for doctoral research • $35,000 - 40,000 for post-doctoral research • Health insurance

  9. Fellowship for Biomedical engineering research Henri Benedictus Fellowships • For a post-doctoral researcher, if not Belgian, 2 years affiliation with a Belgian university is required • Non-renewable grant for 1 year • Stipend of $40,000 • Health insurance included

  10. Eligibility requirements • For all programs • Be a Belgian citizen • For Henri Benedictus Fund fellowship you should be affiliated as a researcher at least for two years with a Belgian university if not a Belgian citizen • Have a Belgian University degree (second cycle) • Have an outstanding academic record • Have a good command in English (TOEFL iBT 100/120 or IELTS) • Application limits • No more than 4 years after Masters degree for graduate study fellowship • No more than 3 years of post-doctoral research

  11. Application Process • All year round • Online eligibility screening (www.baef.be) • October 31 • Single deadline for application files for study or research fellowships • November 15 • 3 Reference letters • November 15 • Research fellowship: Official invitation letter

  12. Online eligibility screening (www.baef.be)

  13. Application file • Online Application file due by October 31 • Personal and Educational information • Autobiographical essay (of no more than one page) • A carefully prepared statement • the reasons why you wish to study in the U.S. • a plan of the studies/research you propose to undertake • the benefits you expect to obtain from such study/research • Your choice of American Universities • Study : minimum 3 different US universities although we recommend to apply at least to 5-6 different US universities • Research : one US university research unit – letter of invitation or affiliation

  14. Decision process • December • Files are distributed among the members of jury to be assessed • notification of date of the selection interview • End of January • B.A.E.F. selection interviews • Early February • Final decisions are made for research and study • Study: conditional to acceptance at US university

  15. BAEF Fellows 2012 - 2013

  16. Contact • Belgian American Educational Foundation • Rue d’Egmont 11, Egmonstraat • 1000 Brussels • Tel: (02) 513.59.55 • E-mail: mail@baef.be • Website: http://www.baef.be