This prize of an amount of € 7.500 will be awarded during the next edition of the BVK/SBP Congress taking place on March 21-22, 2019. The prize rewards authors of a research project in the field of paediatrics.
The research project must be related to one of the Belgian Universities or University hospitals and contribute to the development of paediatrics in Belgium. The applicant can have the Belgian or foreign nationality on the condition that he/she has is or been doing research activities in Belgium in a paediatric context.

Candidates need to be
- graduated physicians for less than 15 years on the date of submission deadline
- paediatricians or paediatricians in training
- members of the BVK/SBP

The award will be granted on the basis of the recommendations of a jury,  composed by members of the Steering Committee  of the BVK/SBP and experts from European Societies of Paediatrics. Evaluation of the projects will be based on the scientific strength of the project as well as on its feasibility and its relevance. The results of the evaluation will be given during the coming 2019 BVK/SBP Congress.
The application form can be downloaded here. Completed forms must be completed in English and should be sent to the scientific secretariat of the Society, Natacha Meignen by January 16th, 2019 at the latest. A curriculum vitae of the candidate written in English needs to be attached to the application.

Funding can be cumulated with other sources of finance.

The project can be submitted twice to the BVK/SBP

BVK/SBP is empowered to decide not to award the prizes depending on the quality and number of submissions.

It will be requested to the candidates to attend the 2019 annual congress and to present their submitted projects in English during the dedicated session "Young Investigators"
The winner of the prize will be announced during the award ceremony at the end of the annual congress on March 21-22, 2018 in Brussels