A joint initiative of the InBev-Baillet Latour Fund and the International Polar Foundation, the €150,000 research grant aims to promote scientific excellence in Antarctica and underscores the crucial role polar science plays in furthering our understanding of the Earth and how it functions.
2014 Conference & Award Ceremony
The 2014 Fellowship laureate was officially announced at Antarctica – The Next Generation, an afternoon science conference at the Palais des Académies/Paleis der Academiën in Brussels on September 17th 2014.
Outcome of Antarctica - The Next Generation
A young Belgian researcher, Jan Lenaerts was presented with the prestigious €150,000 InBev-Baillet Latour Antarctica Fellowship, by Jean-Jacques Derwael, a renowned geodetic surveyor, for his proposal to investigate how much snow melts currently on the ice shelves in East Antarctica, by how much that melt will increase in the future, and how that will impact ice shelf stability and a resulting rise in global sea levels. Read the press release to learn more about the laureate and his project BENEMELT and watch the laureate's video interview we have done after he was awarded the Fellowship.
The conference also provided participants with the opportunity to learn about the scientific outcomes of research carried out in Antarctica by previous laureates of the InBev-Baillet Latour Antarctica Fellowship in the fields of microbiology, glaciology and planetary sciences as well as atmospheric science research at the Princess Elisabeth Station.
Wish to see more? Watch the video of the event we have put together.
Speakers and background reading
Wish to know more about the speakers' fields of research ? Download their biographies and read interviews we have done with them in the past.
- Dr. Reinhard Drews - The BeWise project’s highly successful second season
- Dr. Steven Goderis - Collecting meteorites in Antarctica with a team of Japanese researchers
- Dr. Elie Verleyen - Antarctica Through the Microscope
- Dr. Alexander Mangold - the BELATMOS project
Fellowship eligibility criteria and selection procedures
The Fellowship is open to researchers studying for a PhD or within 10 years of completing their PhD from any country around the world.
Applicants should submit an original research proposal for a project which will include field campaigns operating from the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica station (located in Dronning Maud Land in East Antarctica at 71.57°S 23.20°E).
The next call for proposals will open in October 2015. This will be for the 2016-2018 InBev-Baillet Latour Antarctica Fellowship.
Questions? Contact Us!
If you have any questions about the InBev-Baillet Latour Antarctica Fellowship, we encourage you to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Previous laureates of the InBev-Baillet Latour Antarctica Fellowship have been:
- 2012: German glaciologist Dr. Reinhard Drews, based at the Glaciology Laboratory at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), received the grant for the Be:Wise research project, which investigates how the potential disintegration of Antarctic floating ice shelves could contribute to increased ice flow from inland glaciers, and a resulting rise in global sea levels. Learn about his experience and listen to advice he gives to future applicants.
- 2010: Dr. Steven Goderis from the Department of Geology at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) received the grant for his Micrometa project, which aims to gain better insight into the origin and the evolution of planets and our solar system through the study of micrometeorites.
- 2008: Dr. Elie Verleyen from the Laboratory of Protistology & Aquatic Ecology at Ghent University for his research project Delaqua received the grant to study the deglaciation history and past changes in ice-sheet thickness and climate in the Sør Rondane Massif in East Antarctica during the Late Quaternary.
Please note that in 2008 and 2010, the Fellowship was only open to researchers registered at a Belgian University or research institute or other research facility in Belgium. Since 2012 the Fellowship has been opened to researchers based anywhere in the world.
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