2022/2023 Elisabeth & Amelie Fund for Foreign Masters’ Students in Belgium.

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Application Deadline: October 20, 2022

What is it about?

Theme: “Access to water, protection or improvement of water quality and water
management in developing countries”

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.

In practice:

The grant will cover the expenses inherent to the internship, up to a maximum of € 5,000.

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.

Who is it for?

Students from developing countries who are pursuing a master’s level degree (master’s, specialisation master’s or a second bachelor’s degree) and that work on a thesis that is linked to water management.

Selection Criteria:

1. Objective. The internship is linked to the access to water or its management in
developing countries and must be clearly part of the subject of the candidate’s end of
year project.
2. Pertinence. The work undertaken by the candidate at local level and the results that
emanate from this, deal with important local issues.
3. Capabilities. The budget requested must match the candidate’s needs. He/She must
have sufficient resources to complete the internship under the required conditions.
4. Originality. The approach chosen by the candidate for his internship or the framework
within which he is going to work have an innovative side. They are, in a certain way,
different from the usual approaches or frameworks.
5. Impact. What will be realized during the internship brings real added value to the
scientific approach that supports the end of year thesis

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