Scientific Prize McKinsey & Company


McKinsey & Company attaches great importance to the promotion of scientific research. Thanks to the patronage of McKinsey & Company, the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) and the Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique – FNRS (F.R.S.-FNRS) can annually award two scientific prizes in recognition of a PhD in one of the following areas:

  • exact sciences
  • applied sciences
  • social, economic or management sciences
  • biomedical sciences

One scientific prize is awarded to a young researcher from the Flemish Community, and one to a young researcher from the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles. The researcher needs to demonstrate the social and economic relevance or concrete implementation of his/her PhD.


  • Each of the two prizes amounts to €5,000.
  • in recognition of original PhD research with practical implementation or social and economic relevance

Profile and conditions

  • You have defended your PhD between January 1, 2018 and December, 31 2018
  • You are affiliated to a Flemish university on the date of the submission deadline (July 1, 2019).
  • You have not previously received a prize for the submitted work.


  • Submit your candidacy to using the appropriate form on July 1, 2019 at the latest
  • Attach your CV and an electronic copy of the PhD.
  • Your candidacy is submitted to an ad hoc jury.
  • The jury selects the winner of each prize. 
  • The board of trustees decides on the allocation.

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