The InBev-Baillet Latour Antarctica Fellowship: Promoting Research in Antarctica

The InBev-Baillet Latour Fund, in partnership with the International Polar Foundation announces the opening of the 2011 Call for Proposals for the InBev-Baillet Latour Antarctica Fellowship, a grant of €150,000 providing an exceptional opportunity for a young scientist to carry out research in Antarctica.


In a time where climate change represents an important challenge for society, research in the Polar Regions is crucial in our continuous quest to understanding how our planet and its climate system functions.

The InBev-Baillet Latour Fund and the International Polar Foundation therefore share the ambition of supporting scientific research in the Polar Regions through the promotion of science and scientific capacity building, encouraging young researchers in their involvement in Polar Sciences.

2011 Call for Proposals

This Fellowship is specifically targeted at scientific field research in the Antarctic region, with the focus on the laureates carrying out their research project at the Princess Elisabeth Station, Belgium's "zero emission" station in East-Antarctica. The 2011 Fellowship will make it possible for the laureate to carry out two field campaigns in the Antarctic summer seasons of Nov. 2012 – Feb. 2013 and Nov. 2013 – Feb. 2014.

This year's Call for Proposals is restricted to the following disciplines:

  • glaciology
  • microbiology (excluding marine microbiology)
  • geology

Applications are sought from doctoral or post-doctoral students from any international institution, under the age of 35, with applications closing on March 1st, 2012 and the laureate being announced in June 2012.

Download the poster for the 2011 Call for Proposals.

Previous laureates

  • Dr. Elie Verleyen from the Laboratory of Protistology and Marine Ecology at the University of Ghent for his research project "Delaqua" on microbiological communities.
  • Dr. Steven Goderis from the Department of Geology at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel for the "Micrometa" program which aims to gain better insight into the origin and the evolution of planets and our solar system through the study of micrometeorites.

Detailed information about the InBev-Baillet Latour Antarctica Fellowship is available on the section of our website dedicated to the Fellowship.