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Prizes for Technological Sciences

Prizes for Technological Sciences

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BiR&D Cross-Disciplinary PhD Thesis Awards

Deadline : 01.02.2023

Periodicity : annual

Theme : PhD thesis that presents an original contribution with potential industrial valorisation within a 5-year period and a cross-disciplinary approach. Two Awards in the domain of Life & Health Sciences, two Awards in the domain of Science & Technology.   
Award level : PhD thesis 
Award coverage : Belgium 
Amount4 x 5.000 €

Documents : Regulations - Recipients (only in FR) - Press release

Antonella Karlson Prize

Deadline: 01.03.2023

Periodicity: biennial

Theme: Doctoral thesis in natural sciences, including physics, chemistry, mathematics, IT and applied sciences 
Nominees: Wallonia-Brussels Federation – Thesis defended over the course of the two calendar years preceding the introduction date of the Prize
Award: €5,000

Documents: Regulations (only in FR) - Press release (only in FR) - Recipients (only in FR)

Prize for Applied Chemistry

Deadline: 04.04.2022

Periodicity: biennial

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

Documents : Regulations (only in FR) - Recipients (only in FR)

Nokia Bell Scientific Award

Deadline: 11.03.2024  

Periodicity: annual  

Theme: PhD thesis in the field of information and communication technologies in one of these topics : Artificial/augmented intelligence ; Artificial Intelligence assisted software development ; Big data and analytics ; Decentralized/Trustless Software Systems ; Edge and cloud computing ; Fixed and wireless communication ; Optical communication ; Signal processing ; Software engineering for cyber-physical systems.
Nominees: Belgium
Award: €8,000

Documents : Regulations - Form - Recipients (only in FR)

IBM Innovation Award

Deadline : 13.03.2023

Periodicity : annual  

ThemeOutstanding PhD thesis that presents an original contribution to informatics or its applications, in one of the following fields: artificial intelligence, analytics & big data, cyber security, (hybrid) cloud computing, quantum computing.
Award level : PhD thesis
Award coverage : Federation Wallonia-Brussels
Amount : 5.000 €

Documents : Regulations - Recipients (only in FR) - Awards ceremony booklet

McKinsey & Company Scientific Award

Deadline: 04.03.2024

Periodicity: annual

Theme: Societal and economic relevance, or the practical applicability of a doctoral thesis. The doctoral thesis must pertain to one of the following fields : Exact sciences; Applied sciences; Social, economic or management sciences; Biomedical sciences.
Nominees: (2 Prizes): Belgium - Doctoral thesis - one per Language Community
Award: €5,000 

Documents: Regulations (only in FR) - Apply on e-space - Recipients (only in FR) - Awards ceremony booklet

SCK CEN Chair Roger Van Geen

Deadline: 17.04.2023

Periodicity: biennial  

Theme: Nuclear energy and/or nuclear radiation: both technically oriented research and socio-economic research 
Award level: Postdoctoral level or higher   
Award coverage: Worldwide 
Amount: €12,500  

Documents: Regulations - Recipients (only in FR)

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