Funding

Need support in finding and applying for funding? TU Delft | Global Initiative has a few small funds to catalyse science and technology for global development. We also select all other relevant opportunities for external funding, and we can assist with your application.

Delft Global Funds


Delft Global | Staff Exchange Fund

Fund to promote and strengthen cooperation between researchers of the TU Delft and researchers of universities in developing countries. It provides the opportunity to apply for a grant for staff exchange (a visit of a foreign researcher to TU Delft or a visit of a Delft researcher to a university in a developing country).

No deadline: a proposal can be submitted at any time
More information: Description & Application form

No deadline: a proposal can be submitted at any time


Delft Global | Writing Support

Writing Support is an instrument to support researchers who are planning to apply for a large research project or program in the field of global development research. The instrument co-finances the costs for writing support.

More information: Description

No deadline: a proposal can be submitted at any time


Other Funds


Conservation, Food and Health Foundation | project grants

The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation invites applications for its project grants. These support projects in the developing world in the fields of conservation, food and health.

Max. budget:
~ 25 k€

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The Conservation, Food & Health Foundation

Deadline: every year on January 1 or July 1


Sustainable Food Security Call

The European Commission Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges invites proposals for their Sustainable Food Security Call. Proposals are invited against several topics. For our audience the topic of “Targeted international cooperation” would be of interest.

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EC Grant

Deadline: 

  • 23 January 2019 (single stage)
  • 23 January 2019 & 4 September 2019 (two stage)

Better health and care, economic growth and sustainable health systems

This call will aim at reconciling better health and healthy ageing with the need to develop sustainable health and care systems and growth opportunities for the health and care related industries. One of the five main priorities of this call and the topic of interest for our audience is “Infectious diseases and improving global health”

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EC Grant

Deadline: 16 April 2019


NUFFIC Orange Knowledge Programme

Objective is to contribute to a society’s sustainable and inclusive development by strengthening the skills and knowledge of both individuals, groups of individuals and organisations.

Deadlines: TMT (part of the countries) June 2018, institutional cooperation summer 2018, other TMTS twice a year June and Autumn.


NWO – Top Sector “Cross-Over” Call

With the 'Cross-over Programme', NWO funds research in public-private partnerships (PPP) that focus on achieving significant impact on societal challenges and in which the research themes connect several top sectors. Broadly composed interdisciplinary consortia, consisting of public and private partners, can submit research initiatives as a coherent proposal. The partners fund at least 30% of the initiative.

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Opening Expression of Interest: 14 September, 2018
Deadline Expression of Interest: 15 November, 2018


Joint proposals for Tailor-Made Training (TMT) - Orange Knowledge Programme (NUFFIC)

Joint proposals between Dutch training providers and requesting organisations in all countries of the Orange Knowledge Programme. Meant to improve the overall functioning of an organisation by training a selected group of staff.

The requesting organisation must be located in one of the participating countries of the Orange Knowledge Programme. Please note that there are priority themes and focus areas for each country‌. Only proposals in those themes and areas will be eligible for fundi The maximum subsidy is € 75,000 per Tailor-Made Training. (co-funding needed for some countries)

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Deadline: 15 October 2018


NWO-TTW | Perspectief

Perspectief is the AES financial instrument for public-private research programmes whose aim is the solution of innovative bottlenecks. Perspectief programmes develop new technologies through multidisciplinary approach and co-financing. Perspectief is open to all subjects listed in the innovation contracts of nine top sectors.

Max. budget:
The maximum contribution per TTW program is 4 million.

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NWO

Deadline: 6 November 2018


NWO Crossover Call

With the Crossover call, NWO funds research in public-private partnerships (PPP) that is aimed at societal challenges and in which the research themes connect several top sectors. The call is open to all scientific disciplines. Broadly composed interdisciplinary consortia, consisting of researchers and public and private partners, can submit research proposals as a coherent project. Budget: between 5 - 10 M€, Co-financing: at least 30% of the total project budget, of which at least half in cash.

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Deadline Expression of Interest: 15 November 2018, Deadline Full proposals: 21 May 2019


Call Senior CGIAR-Experts

The Netherlands – CGIAR partnership enhances international agricultural research. This Call allows Senior experts employed by Dutch research organizations and involved in CGIAR research or management a chance to spend (more) time on their CGIAR activities.

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Deadline: continuously open until Thursday 27 February, 2020.


NWO - Open Technology Programme

The Open Technology Programme (OTP) focuses on scientific and technical research and is characterised by an absence of disciplinary boundaries.

Max. budget:
For each project, the NWO Domain Applied and Engineering Sciences contributes a maximum of 750,000 euros (including VAT). For projects with an investment character (> 250,000 euros in equipment), this contribution is a maximum of 1 million euros (including VAT).

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NWO

Deadline: OTP reseach proposals can be submitted on a continuous basis: there is no deadline for the Open Technology Programme.


NWO India Call (Pre-Announcement)

The India-Netherlands Joint Working Committee will choose a mission-driven, multidisciplinary approach and finance one coherent research program made up of several individual projects. Theme “Water.” 

No deadline


NWO | Open Technology Program (OTP)

The Open Technology Programme (OTP) focuses on scientific and technical research and is characterised by an absence of disciplinary boundaries. Research proposals are assessed by international and independent experts on the basis of specific questions about excellent scientific quality and utilisation.

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No deadline: proposals can be submitted on a continuous basis. 


Lloyd’s Register Foundation

This Foundation supports scientific research globally by awarding grants to research and education organisations. They fund both fundamental (low-TRL) research and more applied technology development. They prefer to invest in building sustainable research teams working on longer-term research challenges of importance to society, to enhance the safety of the engineering infrastructure on which modern society relies.

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No deadline: a proposal can be submitted any time. They have an initial review stage most months of the year.


Global Innovation Fund

Innovative solutions to global development challenges with the potential for substantially greater impact than existing approaches, especially for poor and vulnerable groups.

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No Deadline: Grants from $50.000 to $15 million USD


Dr.ir. Jennifer Kockx

Program manager & external relations
+31 15 27 84601
j.p.kockx@tudelft.nl

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