The Prizes are presented according to the date upon which they occur in the year, without taking their periodicity into account. The Prizes which are reserved (at least partially) for the Wallonia-Brussels Federation are presented in French, those open to a broader public are presented in English. 


BiR&D Multi-Disciplinary PhD Thesis Awards

Deadline: 02.12.2016

Periodicity: annual

Theme: Doctoral thesis that presents an original and multidisciplinary contribution with potential industrial valorization within a 5 years period. One Award in the domain of Life & Health Sciences, one Award in the domain of Science & Technology.
Nominees: Belgium
Award: 2 x 10,000 €

Documents : Regulations - Form - Award Winners


Antonella Karlson Prize

Deadline: 01.03.2017

Periodicity: biennial

Theme: Doctoral thesis in a domain of exact sciences, including physics, chemistry, mathematics, IT and applied sciences 
Nominees: Wallonia-Brussels Federation - thesis defended in the course of the 2 calendar years preceding the date of introduction of the Prize 
Award: 5,000 €

Documents: Regulations - Form - Press release - Prize-winners


SCIBB Prize for Industrial Chemistry

Next Deadline: 01.03.2016

Periodicity: biennial

Theme: doctoral thesis on an original study concerning new concepts and/or applications in the domain of chemical industries 
Nominees: Wallonia-Brussels Federation and Royal Military Academy – maximum 2 years after the defence of the doctoral thesis 
Award: 4,000 €

Documents: Regulations - Form - Prize-winners


Nokia Bell Scientific Prize

Deadline: 31.03.2017  

Periodicity: annual  

Theme: PhD thesis in information and communication technologies in one of these topics : Virtual/augmented reality; Internet of Things; Pervasive/ubiquitous/neuromorphic computing; Augmented/artificial/cognitive intelligence; Big data and analytics; Edge and cloud computing; Software engineering for cyber-physical systems; Self-constructing and autonomous systems.
Nominees: Belgium
Award: 8,000 €  

Documents: Regulations - Form - Prize-winners


IBM Innovation Award

Deadline: 01.03.2017  

Periodicity: annual  

Theme : thèse de doctorat apportant une contribution originale aux Sciences de l'Informatique ou à ses applications dans l’un des domaines suivants : Cognitive Computing, Social Media, Analytics & Big Data, Mobile Computing, Cyber Security, Cloud Computing.
Nominees : (2 Prix): Belgique - Thèse de doctorat - un par communauté linguistique
Award : 5.000 €

Documents: Regulations - Form - Prize-winnners - IBM prize-giving dossier


McKinsey & Company Scientific Prize

Deadline: 01.03.2017

Periodicity: annual

Theme: social and economic pertinence or concrete applicability of a theseis in exact sciences, applied sciences , social, economic or management sciences, or biomedical sciences 
Nominees: (2 Prizes): Belgium - Doctoral Thesis - one per linguistic community 
Award: 5,000 €

Documents: Regulations - Form - Prize-winners - Prize-giving dossier


SCK•CEN Chair "Roger Van Geen" 2017

Deadline: 15.05.2017

Periodicity: biennial  

Theme: nuclear energy and/or nuclear radiation : both technically oriented research and socio-economic research
Nominees: worlwide 
Award: 12,500 €  

Documents: Regulations - Application form - Prize-winners


Umicore Materials Technology PhD Award

Next Deadline: 01.08.2016  

Periodicity: annual

Theme: PhD thesis in one of the 3 selected fields (see regulations)
Nominees: researcher having obtained his/her PhD degree from a recognized University (world-wide) between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2015
Award: 10,000 €  

DocumentsRegulations - Application form - Prize-winners - Press release


Alexander von Humboldt Prize

Deadline: 01.03.2017 (application submitted by the education authority)

Periodicity: biennial (period 2017-2018 and 2018-2019)

Theme: internationally recognised research work, without restriction in Sciences
Nominees: Germany, Highly qualified researcher 
Award: between 13,000 € and 39,000 € for a stay in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation of between 4 months and 1 year.

Documents : Regulations

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