In honour of some of its members, the Academy awards periodically prizes and a scholarship.
In 2014, a prize has been set up to keep alive the memory of Professor Romain Yakemtchouk and of his work. This three-year prize of 2,500 € will reward the author of a doctoral thesis on a subject related to international relations or peace issues. Special emphasis should be given to the overseas countries.
Prizewinner 2015 : Lindsay Marie JACOBS (Shadows of the Future. A network analysis of the structural evolution of the global power system between 1965 and 2005)
On the occasion of the academic retirement of Professor Yola Verhasselt, Permanent Secretary from 1995 until 2005, the Academy has set up a prize named "Prize for tropical Geography Yola Verhasselt". This three-year prize of 2,500 euro consists of a travel credit for financing a field work on tropical geography.
Prizewinner 2011 : Marie GUNS (Dynamique sédimentaire en milieu montagnard tropical: influence des perturbations climatiques et anthropiques sur les mécanismes d’érosion et de transfert de sédiments)
On the accession of Fernand Suykens, former President of the Academy, to the title of "Honorary General Manager", a prize has been set up in order to promote studies on sea ports in developing countries. This prize, amounting to 2,500 euro, is intended to reward the author of a highly valued scientific memoir on a subject related to port economy, port management or port techniques.
Prizewinner 2013 : Christa SYS (Inside the Box : Assessing the Competitive Conditions, the Concertation and the Market Structure of the Container Liner Shipping Industry)
On the occasion of the retirement of Professor Jean-Jacques Symoens, former Permanent Secretary, a prize has been set up. This prize, amounting to 2,500 euro, is intended to reward the author of a highly valued scientific memoir on a subject related to tropical limnology.
Prizewinner 2014 : Abebe BEYENE HAILU (Development and validation of ecological water quality monitoring tools for Ethiopian Rivers)
The Floribert Jurion scholarchip has been set up in order to pay tribute to Floribert Jurion's agronomic and zootechnic work. Its aim is to contribute to the training of Belgian students registered in a Belgian university for the degree of agricultural engineer or veterinary surgeon. This scholarship amounting to 1 000 euro is intended for training periods in a developing country.
Beneficiary 2016 : Simon VERRECKT (Landgebruiksveranderingen onderzoeken in Ha Tinh, Vietnam, meer in het bijzonder de evolutie van bebossing sind de jaren 70 bestuderen)
A new prize was set up in 2016 at the request of late Mrs Engelborghs-Bertels to promote the study of sinology in Belgium and Europe. This prize of 12,500 € will be awarded every 5 years to the author of a memoir of great scientific value on a subject related to China in the broader sense of the word.
In memory of Lucien Cahen and his research in the field of overseas geology, a prize has been set up. This prize, amounting to 2,500 euro, is intended to reward the author of a highly valued scientific memoir on a subject related to overseas geological sciences.
Prizewinner 2015 : Franck R.A. DELPOMDOR (Sedimentology, geochemistry and depositional environments of the 1175-570 Ma carbonates series, Sankuru-Mbuji-Mayi-Lomami-Lovoy and Lower Congo basins, Democratic Republic of the Congo - New insights into the late Mesoproterozoic and Neoproterozoic glacially - and/or tectonically-influenced sedimentary systems in equatorial Africa)