Funding brief: In order to stimulate high-quality scientific research regarding problems inherent to overseas regions, the Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences (RAOS) organizes yearly competitions.
Every year, each Section of the Academy puts one question forward on specific subjects. In its February meeting, each Section sets the theme on which the question will be focused and appoints two members in charge of writing it. In its March meeting, each Section approves the final text of the question. Each question should be worded as broadly as possible in order to generate a real competition.
Questions for the 2021 competition
● Question 1
A study is requested on how the Belgian colonial past is dealt with in the public and/or academic and/or political arena.
● Question 2
A research is requested on the impact of climate change on the dispersion of tropical diseases of man, animals or plants.
● Question 3
A study is requested about the cultivation techniques but also about the socio-economic strategies that could be implemented by small African farmers to perpetuate their livelihood for a more sustainable food security, considering the growing uncertainty that might be brought by climate change.
Donor Name: Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences (RAOS)
Funding name: No specific fund name
Deadline: Studies must reach the secretariat of the Academy before 1st, March, 2021.
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Funding limit: Each award-winning work in the yearly competition is granted a cash prize (2,500 EUR).
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Eligible organization: As below
● The competition is open to all scientists worldwide without any age restriction. Academy members are not allowed to take part.
Eligible Country: No country bar found (Open to all regions)
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How to apply: Please contact with the donor directly to know the details for applying.
● The work submitted to the Academy’s yearly competition should be an original and recent (max. five years old) scientific manuscript: a PhD thesis or a work of at least the same level. Submitting a work to yearly competition implies that the potential laureate subscribes to the conditions linked to the acceptance of the prize.
● Only the works written in English, French, Dutch, German and Spanish will be taken into consideration by the Academy.
● The authors of works intended for the competition may remain anonymous. In this case, they should add to their submission a sealed envelope containing their name and address and bearing a distinctive sign or motto reproduced at the beginning of their work. This envelope is opened after awarding the prize.
● The works submitted to the competition should reach the Academy’s secretariat by 1 March of the year following that of the announcement of the question: five paper documents and an electronic version. For the candidates from overseas countries (developing and emerging countries) three paper copies and one electronic document will do. Candidates will enclose in their request an abstract of maximum 1,200 words and a curriculum vitae.Visit all Funding opportunities: Click to view
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