Donor: King Baudoin Foundation
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: Belgium
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 10.10.2022

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 7.500€
Funding ratio: 100%


  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Research, Technology & Innovation

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Egypt, South Africa

  2. America

      Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela

  3. Asia

      China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

  4. Europe

      Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Ukraine


1) Objective

The Ernest Solvay Fund offers financial support to initiatives in 3 areas: (1) STEM education. This concerns Science (mainly chemistry, physics and earth sciences), Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Digital education is also included; (2) Scientific progress and innovation. Medical and pharmaceutical fields are not included; (3) Sustainable development (in relation to climate change, resource use and the circular economy).

During its selection process, the jury will pay attention to the following criteria: (1) the potential impact and innovative character of the project; (2) the project must be clear, concrete and realistic: it must be possible to implement it with the stated funding and within the stated timetable, and the summary of the project must be as accurate as possible and it has to be stated to what expenses the Fund’s grant is going to be allocated; and (3) the funding provided by the Fund: can be complementary but should not take the place of public funding, and covers the expenses necessary to carry out the project, not the sponsoring expenses related to the marketing or advertising.

2) Eligibility

All organisations are eligible that are implementing a non-commercial project which is intended to promote and encourage: scientific training or study as a choice for young people; interest in scientific research; scientific and technological entrepreneurship.

3) Location

Actions must be located where they are active.

4) Budget

Grants can range up to €10,000.

5) Application

Applications for support can be submitted by completing the online form. Twice a year, in spring and autumn, the Management Committee meets to select initiatives which are in accordance with the aim of the Fund. Projects with potential impact and an innovative character can be supported. The next application deadline is 10 October 2022.

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