Prizes and scholarship

 

In honour of some of its members, the Academy awards periodically prizes and a scholarship.


 

Lucien Cahen Prize for Geology

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.

The applications for this Prize must absolutely reach the Academy's secretariat 
by January 15, 2018 at the latest.

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)


 

Marthe Engelborghs-Bertels Prize for Sinology

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.µ

Rules

The applications for this Prize must absolutely reach the Academy's secretariat 
by February 1, 2018 at the latest.

 

General Manager Fernand Suykens Prize for Port Studies

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.

Rules

Prizewinner 2013 : Christa SYS (Inside the Box : Assessing the Competitive Conditions, the Concertation and the Market Structure of the Container Liner Shipping Industry)


 

Jean-Jacques and Berthe Symoens Prize for Tropical Limnology

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.

Rules

Prizewinner 2017 : Cédric MORANA. Exploring the Carbon Cycle in a Large Tropical Lake (Lake Kivu, East Africa) : From the Cellular to the Ecosystem Level.


 

Yola Verhasselt Prize for Tropical Geography 

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.

Rules

Prizewinner 2017 : Antoine DILLE (Characterizing the spatio-temporal dynamics of landslides in urban sprawling contexts : focus on Bukavu (DR Congo))


 

Romain Yakemtchouk Prize for International Relations Studies

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.

Rules

The applications for this Prize must absolutely reach the Academy's secretariat 
by February 1, 2018 at the latest.

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)


 

Floribert Jurion scholarship

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 2017 : Justine LEJOLY ("Impact de l’activité des termites sur les propriétés physico-chimiques de sols agricoles en Inde du Sud")