Saturday, August 13, 2016

Dr Edouard Delcroix Prize for International Researchers in Belgium

The Dr Edouard Delcroix Prize is an international scientific prize, with a value of 25 000 EUR, which will be awarded to a researcher or a research team for a scientific study on the links between oceans and human health. The prize has been established in honour of Dr Edouard Delcroix (1891-1973), Belgian orthopaedic surgeon and pioneer in thalassotherapy. A Dr Edouard De
lcroix Incentive Award, with a value of 2 500 EUR, will reward for the first time the work of an early career scientist.
The aim of the Dr Edouard Delcroix Prizes is to foster fundamental and applied scientific research which makes a significant contribution to:
  • an improved understanding of the actual and potential health benefits from marine and coastal ecosystems, e.g. the “Blue Gym” effect, marine biodiscovery, thalassotherapy and functional revalidation in seawater;
  • a reduction in the burden of human diseases linked with marine environmental causes, e.g. harmful algal blooms and other biogenic toxins, eutrophication, transmission of pathogens and chemical pollutants and the impact of human activities such as aquaculture.
The submission deadline for the next award is 31 December 2016.
Information on the procedure can be found here:
To qualify, candidates need to submit the following documents to VLIZ:
  • eight copies of a written scientific report in Dutch, French or English prefaced with an abstract in English not exceeding three pages;
  • the completed participation form;
  • a curriculum vitae of the candidates.
Participants are also requested to send their documents by e-mail to
Further information can be obtained from:
Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ)
InnovOcean site
Wandelaarkaai 7, 8400 Oostende, Belgiƫ.
Tel.: + 32-(0)59-34 21 30
Fax: + 32-(0)59-34 21 31
Entries and accompanying documents are to be addressed to:
Prof Dr Jan Mees, General Director
Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ)
InnovOcean site, Wandelaarkaai 7, 8400 Oostende, Belgiƫ
Fax: +32-(0)59-34 21 31

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