Guest Programme

The TU Delft Climate Institute conducts climate-related scientific research, combines TU Delft's expertise in interfaculty research and coordinates participation in national and international programmes. TU Delft sets itself the objective of presenting and positioning the TU Delft Climate Institute internationally as being evidence based and research driven.

The TU Delft Climate Institute focuses on:

  • increasing international cooperation
  • intensifying interfaculty collaboration
  • inviting national and international guest scientists
  • inviting talented junior researchers
  • organising lectures and workshops for academic staff and PhD candidates
  • stimulating climate-oriented initiatives.

The scientific focus at present is on the themes Urban Climate, Radiation Balance, Ice & Sea Level Change, Water Cycle, and Geo-engineering.

Financial assistance guest scientists

The TU Delft Climate Institute Guest Programme offers financial assistance to TU Delft scientists and PhD candidates to invite leading international scientists and talented junior researchers for short or longer periods. Examples could be a keynote lecture, workshops over one or more days, participation in a seminar, participation in short-term research, etc.

A financial contribution can be made available to talented international visitors for travel and accommodation expenses from a few days to a few weeks or months. Scientists and PhD candidates from TU Delft can submit proposals throughout the year for inviting guest researchers.

Level of subsidy

The following daily, weekly and monthly allowances in four categories are indicative (variant requests are possible, if substantiated):





Travel expenses

Junior fellow (PhD)

€ 300

€ 700

€ 2,800

Actual expenses

Senior fellow (post-doc)

€ 450

€ 1,100

€ 4,400

Actual expenses

Associate/assistant professor 

€ 600

€ 1,500

€ 6,000

Actual expenses

Full professor

€ 900

€ 2,100

€ 8,800

Actual expenses

Assessment criteria

  • The activity for which the guest is invited contributes to the objective of the TU Delft Climate Institute
  • The guest already has a considerable academic track record or is a great promise for the future in climate research
  • The guest's stay leads to a tangible result (article, lecture, report, etc.)
  • The guest would like to maintain contact with the TU Delft Climate Institut


Requests can be submitted via Herman Schoffelen, secretary of the TU Delft Climate Institute accompanied by a concise description (no more than an A4) of the objective of the stay. Herman Russchenberg, director of research of the TU Delft Climate Institute, will decide on granting the requested subsidy.

In the case of a positive decision, the applicant will receive a substantial contribution in the guest's travel and accommodation expenses.

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