In 2016, the BSI launched its BSI Student Thesis Awards, annual prizes that reward the excellence of final theses on Brussels. The winners are offered a sum of € 2,000 as well as personalized follow-up in the context of a possible peer-reviewed publication in the scientific journal Brussels Studies. At a public event, the students selected by the jury also receive the opportunity to present their research and the announcement of the winners takes place.
This year, the ISB will be able to award several prizes for a thesis on Brussels, thanks to the support of the Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie and the Commission communautaire française (COCOF).
To participate, candidates must send an application by December 20 (email@example.com). The file consists of a curriculum vitae, a résumé́ of the final work of maximum two pages, three paper copies as well as an electronic version of the work (including any annexes). The promoter of the work must attach a letter of motivation in which he indicates the reasons why he supports the application and considers that the work is of high qualité́. This final project must be presented in French, Dutch or English. There are no restrictions on discipline.