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Call for applications: BSI Thesis Award 2024

BSI Thesis Award 2024

Apply now for the BSI Thesis Award 2024!

The call for submissions closes on Tuesday 5 March.

In 2016, the Brussels Studies Institute launched the BSI Thesis Award, which is awarded yearly to a master thesis regarding the Brussels urban area. – The winner will receive a check for €2,000. The jury reserves itself the right to award additional prizes to outstanding master theses that make a particular contribution to the knowledge about Brussels. During a public event in the fall of 2024, the candidates will have the opportunity to present their research before the laureate is announced.


Eligibility for the BSI Thesis Award 2024

To be eligible, the master thesis must have been defended in the academic year 2022-2023. The master thesis has to be drafted in French, Dutch or English. There are no restrictions with regards to scientific disciplines, but the focus of the thesis clearly has to be on the Brussels urban area. Master theses with an interdisciplinary dimension will be regarded more favourably, although it is not a necessary condition for application.

The Brussels Studies Institute is sovereign in its decision to award the Prizes based on the applications received. Prizes are not necessarily awarded.

Portfolio for the Thesis Award 2024

Candidates have to submit their portfolio by March 5 2024 at the latest to The portfolio consists of:

  • Registration form (download here:Registration Form BSI Thesis Award 2024);
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Summary of the master thesis of maximum 2 pages;
  • Recommendation letter by the promotor/supervisor of the master thesis indicating their reasons for supporting the candidacy and affirming the high quality of the thesis;
  • Electronic version of the master thesis (including appendices if there are);
  • A paper version of the thesis which can be sent by mail at:

Université libre de Bruxelles
Brussels Studies Institute
Avenue F.D Roosevelt 50, CP 129/4
1050 Brussels

You can also deposit your printed copy directly in the office of the BSI. In this case, please make an appointment with Anthony Marchal (

In case of further inquiries, candidates and supervisors can contact Iadine Degryse (

Discover the previous Thesis Award laureates!

Thesis Award 2023

Laureates of the Thesis Award 2022

Laureates of the Thesis Award 2021 – Milena Vleminckx-Huyben, Lien Maes, Joseph Adler

Milena Vleminckx-Huyben (vidéo)

Lien Maes (vidéo)

Thesis Award 2020 – Daniel Siemsglüss

Thesis Award 2019 – Charlotte Casier








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