Francqui Prizes are awarded annually. The Prize should be seen as an encouragement for a young researcher rather than a career award. Therefore the age limit is set at 50 years old.
This Prize is awarded successively, in a rotation system, in Science, Humanities and Life Sciences.
Candidates fort his Prize can be nominated by two members of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium in the research domain of the proposed candidate, or by a former laureate of the Prize.
Only persons with the Belgian nationality are eligible. Persons who were nominated for the Prize are not eligible for the next the years.