Each year, the BVA organises the BVA Essay Award, a competition to reward the best Belgian academic research paper about venture capital and private equity.

Not just Master papers (including Master after Master) can apply, PhD papers are also eligible. A panel of experienced jury members will judge the essays based on 4 criteria: academic quality, originality of approach, accessibility and practical usability of the subject and finally the relevance of the study for the private equity sector. Applications have to reach us by 31 January at the latest. All other rules can be found here.