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Emile Francqui
Fondation d’Utilité Publique  –  Stichting van Openbaar Nut

Francqui Prize


The Francqui Prize is awarded every year. This Prize has to be considered as an inducement for a young scientist rather than the achievement of a career. This is the reason why the age limit is set at 50 years.

This prize is awarded successively in the field of the exact sciences, human sciences and biological and medical  sciences.

Candidates to this prize can be nominated, or by two members from a Royal Belgian Academy who emerge from de same discipline as the proposed candidate, or by a former Prize Laureat.

A person who has been nominated for the awarding of this Prize cannot be taken into account within the three following years.

The demands introduced by indivuals for themselves are not taken into account.

The Francqui Prize  cannot be shared : nevertheless it can be awarded to more than one person when it is obvious that they have worked together and that their contribution cannot be split.

The Board of Directors of the Francqui Foundation awards the Prize. Nevertheless the Board requires usually the input of an International Jury. The decision of the Board is determinant.

The amount of the Francqui Prize is 250.000 €.

The deadline for introducing a request is 15th of October.

Requirements :

Introduced by the sponsors in accordance with Article 4 of the rules of the Francqui Prize :

An original (paper) full version containing :

  • A full curriculum vitae reflecting the date of birth and the nationality of the candidate.
  • A complete list of the publications
  • A motivation letter of the presentation and a brief description of the works of the candidate, written by the sponsors
  • The relevant publication (paper version) (maximum 20 refering to the 5 most important)


  • A Complete version on CD. This CD must contain 4 separate files as follows :

o   The curriculum vitae

o   The full list of the publications

o   The motivation letter

o   The most relevant publication (scanned version)

These files have to be sent to the Francqui Foundation.

The deadline for introducing the requests is : 15th of  October