Talented individuals

Supporting actors of change for the common good.

Giving every talented individual an opportunity to express him- or herself fully is one of the King Baudouin Foundation’s most dearly-held missions. It is also something dear in the eyes of increasing numbers of philanthropists who wish to support talented people in Belgium and abroad. Through a number of structural initiatives and funds, the Foundation helps (future) actors of change to develop and encourage excellence when it is put in the service of the public interest.

Our activities

  • through the Boost programme, provide intensive support to talented young people from vulnerable backgrounds so as to maximise their chances of success in higher education and facilitate their entry into professional life
  • through the Prince Albert Fund, contribute to the development of talented young professionals’ skills in international management so that they can actively participate in the development of the Belgian economy beyond our frontiers
  • through the Prince Philippe Fund, develop initiatives that enable young people from different backgrounds to meet and work together
  • support the Groupe du Vendredi, a think tank whose objective is to enrich public and political debate through new but realistic ideas.

Talented individuals is part of the programme Education and development of talents

Calls for projects

Prince Albert Fund

The Fund offers a grant to young university graduates to manage a one-year business development project outside Europe for a Belgian company.

Selection announced

Prince Albert Fund

The Fund offers a grant to young university graduates to manage a one-year business development project outside Europe for a Belgian company.

Selection announced

2021 Ernest du Bois Prize for doctoral students

Support of a doctoral research on the theme of water

Selection announced

Grantees

Bärenstark Kinderintensivpflege e. V.

Bärenstark Kinderintensivpflege e. V.

Support intensive care facilities for children with degenerative diseases and therapies such as clown therapy, dog therapy, music therapy.

TGE - FR - Insead

Michele Pedercini MBA’92J Scholarship for Italian talents

In honour of the late Michele Pedercini, create a new scholarship for Italian students and support diversity, equity and inclusion in management functions.

Teach For Belgium

Passage à l'échelle de modules de formation en gestion de classe pour enseignants débutants dans les écoles à ISE faible (FR/NL)

Expanding the continuing education modules on classroom management in schools with many socially and economically vulnerable pupils, for the benefit of all starting teachers in B…

Events

Prince Albert Fund - Open door session 2021

16/11/2021 18:00 until 16/11/2021 19:30

Info session for talented Belgian professionals who want to gain experience in managing international business development projects for a Belgian company.

Partnerships, missions, specific initiatives

Funds and philanthropic tools

Fund United World Colleges

Belgian students are selected to take part in a programme of international studies, some of whom may be awarded a study grant. The course lasts for two years and prepares student…

Stories

From the Ardennes to Taiwan: an assignment that changed a life

Talented individuals

"Being outside my comfort zone, I was able to discover a new sector and develop new skills."
Justine Thiry
Prince Albert Fund grantee