IBFD Frans Vanistendael Award for International Tax Law

August 02, 2021 5 minute read

This annual award promotes and celebrates scientific research of the highest standards. An international jury judges the submitted publications and selects the work that makes the most outstanding contribution to the development of international tax law.




The proposed donation for the Frans Vanistendael Award is EUR 10,000, plus a flat amount for travel and accommodation

expenses incurred by attending the award ceremony (if the ceremony takes place on IBFD's premises).

Eligible publications are all articles, books, book chapters and monographs on international tax law (including European Union tax law), in paper or digital format (with an ISBN or ISSN number), published in English between 1 January 2021 and 31 December 2021 that have provided an outstanding contribution to the development of international tax law. In case of doubt, the temporal criterion to ascertain eligibility is the date of the ISBN/ISSN.

Apply for next year’s competition

Applications may be submitted by anyone (therefore not just by the author) by 31 December 2021 via e-mail to ibfd.award@ibfd.org. The conferral of the 8th IBFD Frans Vanistendael Award will take place in April 2022.