What happens with the money received from companies, institutes and individuals?
- Companies and institutes
Various companies and institutes support fundamental research in their respective area of expertise with their own prizes. The FWO makes the scientific selection.
Individuals also donate money to the FWO through a deed of donation or will. They can place conditions on the research, provided that its aim remains sufficiently general. Thanks to a favourable tax regime, almost all of the money goes to scientific research.
- The ‘Flemish Nobel Prizes’ each worth €100,000 are made possible by donations and legacies:
- Two Dr. A. De Leeuw-Damry-Bourlart prizes
For exact and applied sciences.
- Two Dr. Joseph Maisin prizes
For fundamental biomedical sciences and clinical biomedical sciences.
- Ernest John Solvay prize
For language, cultural, social sciences and humanities.
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