Fellowship program Solvay Business School VUB.

Project Details


The CFP is a 2-3 months field experience supported and hosted by corporate partners and, since 2009, by NGOs involved in micro-finance activities. The CFP is carried out by students in their first year of Master in Management Sciences. It aims at helping those students willing to conduct original research in SHD with the opportunity to work in a developing country.

Through this initiative, students can raise their awareness about the socio-economic and political challenges faced by those countries and think of their possible contribution as future business leaders or managers in non-profit institutions. Corporate partners and NGOs in turn take advantage of this collaboration by getting concrete input into their development activities.

Selection procedure


The Philippson Chair has established strategic partnerships with selected companies economically active in developing countries. Provided with extra skilled human resources, corporate partners gain a competitive advantage by sponsoring students' research. They have the opportunity to enhance their brand image and visibility, and to obtain concrete advice with solutions to their management and/or strategy challenges. Furthermore, the CFP represents an interesting opportunity in their future recruitments.

Corporate partners provide students with the structure and logistics to get access to ad hoc information on the company and the research topic. They support the fellowship financially by covering travelling and housing fees as well as per diem allowance.
Effective start/end date9/07/139/07/17


  • International Business
  • Economic Evaluation
  • Strategic Management
  • Public Policy

Flemish discipline codes

  • Macroeconomics and monetary economics
  • Management
  • Economic development, innovation, technological change and growth
  • Microeconomics