Our mission and values 



Our mission is to promote excellence in the disinterested fundamental research by fostering higher education and scientific advancement in Belgium.

The Foundation does not profess any philosophical or political doctrine. By offering unwavering moral support to our scientists, we have a profound and lasting impact on the nation’s intellectual landscape, serving the public interest.

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How do we realize this mission?

Through the six initiatives below, we recognize and reward outstanding scholars, promote national and international inter-university collaboration and exchanges, and give support to promising research endeavours.




Diversity and inclusion : The Francqui Foundation is committed to providing equal opportunities and does not discriminate in the admission or administration of its activities based on factors such as race, color, ethnic origin, mother tongue, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, parental or marital status, gender identity and expression, disability, religion, belief, or source of income.

Intergrity and transparency : We are committed to upholding the highest standards of honesty and openness in all our endeavors. Our unwavering integrity ensures that we act with the utmost ethical conduct.