VLAC (VLaams ACademisch Centrum) is as the Flemish Academic Centre
for Science and the Arts an IAS (Institute for Advanced Study) organized by the
KVAB (Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van België), the Royal Flemish Academy.
VLAC is member of NetIAS, the European network of IAS centres.
VLAC is situated in the Academy Palace (Paleis der Academiën) next to the Royal
Palace in Brussels.
Each year, the Academy awards a limited number of fellowships to foreign authors
and researchers for collaborative residential projects with Flemish colleagues.
VLAC was initiated by the Academy (at request of the Flemish government) in 1999
and first fellows arrived in 2000. In 2010 VLAC celebrated its double lustrum with
a scientific conference on VISION AND MATERIAL.
In 2012 VLAC also takes part with its Brussels centre in EURIAS, the newly
developed EU supported fellowship programme for a 10 month stay at one of the 14
European participating institutions.