BiR&D Cross-Disciplinary PhD Award

Objective

The Belgian Industrial Research and Development Board (BiR&D) attaches great importance to industrial valorisation and societal relevance. With the patronage of BiR&D, the FWO and the Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique – FNRS annually awards the BiR&D Cross-Disciplinary PhD Thesis Award, in recognition of a PhD thesis that presents an original and cross-disciplinary contribution with potential industrial valorisation and societal relevance. In 2020 four prizes will be awarded, two in the domain of “Life & Health Sciences” and two in the domain of “Science & Technology”. The winners of these prizes will also have the chance to give a presentation to the board members of BiR&D. 

Features

  • Four prizes to the amount of €5,000 each. Two in the domain of “Life & Health Sciences” and two in the domain of “Science & Technology”.
  • In recognition of a PhD thesis with societal relevance that presents an original and cross-disciplinary contribution with potential industrial valorisation.

 Profile and conditions

  • You are a young, promising researcher.
  • You have obtained your PhD at a Belgian university between 1 November 2018 and 31 October 2019. the PhD degree is obtained following the successful (public) defence of a thesis.

Procedure

  • Submit the application form, filled in correctly and completely in English, to prijzen@fwo.be by January 15, 2020 at the latest.
  • Attach your CV (including a publicatoin list)
  • Attach an electronic copy of the PhD thesis.
  • Your application is submitted to a jury.
  • The jury selects the winner of each prize.
  • The Board of Trustees decides on the allocation.

Regulations and downloads

  • Regulations
    The regulations detail all aspects of the application procedure for the BiR&D Cross-disciplinary PhD Award 2020.
  • Application form