The King Baudouin Foundation is seeking applications for Elisabeth & Amelie Fund to enable foreign masters’ students to do an internship in sustainable water management in a developing country.
The Elisabeth & Amelie Fund supports sustainable water management in developing countries, among others by financing on-the-spot internships for students from developing countries who are studying in Belgium.
The Elisabeth & Amelie Fund takes into consideration an integrated approach to water management that includes technical and/or sociological aspects.
The internship will take place in a developing country (the student’s country of origin or another country). It will be tied to a master’s thesis or an equivalent and under the responsibility of the Belgian academic institution where the student is studying.
This grant consists of a direct financial compensation for students that covers the costs of stay in a developing country (OECD-DAC countries, out of Europe) within the framework of their education. It is required that this stay has an academic finality, in the sense that it supports the work for the end of year thesis of the students’ educational programme in Belgium. Prior approval by the promotor/supervisor is mandatory.
The object of study must directly relate to the theme of water (access to water, protection or improvement of water quality or water management) and correspond with an integrated approach to the issue (technical and/or social aspects
- The grant will cover the expenses inherent to the internship, up to a maximum of € 5,000, This includes, but is not limited to costs of transportation (flight tickets), costs of accommodation (sleeping accommodation), and costs of purchase/use of material.
- The internship, which should last 1 to 2 months, must take place between December 2022 and the end of August 2023. About ten grants shall be awarded.
- The Elisabeth and Amélie Fund will not finance general purpose equipment such as computers, cameras, dictaphones etc.
- The Elisabeth and Amélie Fund may finance equipment required specifically for the internship, such as GPS, multi-parameter probes, etc
This grant can only be allowed to students that are (cumulative criteria):
- Nationals of a developing country (OECD-DAC countries , outside Europe)
- Currently following an educational programme, master, bachelor after bachelor or master after master, at a BELGIAN educational institution (University or Haute Ecole).
For more information, visit https://www.kbs-frb.be/en/call-scholarships-2022-elisabeth-amelie-fund