Funding

Need support in finding and applying for funding? TU Delft | Global Initiative has a few small funds tot 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


Booking.com | Delft Global Scholarships

The Booking.com | Delft Global Scholarships give talented, motivated and broadly interested female students from Sub-Saharan Africa interested in ICT the opportunity to study at the Delft University of Technology.

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Deadline: 1 February 2018


Delft Global | Sub-Saharan Africa Excellence Scholarship

TU Delft | Global Initiative offers four Sub-Saharan Africa Excellence Scholarships every year. Our aim is to stimulate excellent students from Sub-Saharan countries and strengthen our relationship with the countries they come from. From the students we expect that they are willing to act as our ambassadors during their studies and after graduation.

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Deadline: 1 February 2018


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.

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No deadline: a proposal can be submitted at any time


Dr.ir. Jennifer Kockx

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

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Other Funds


Foundation Study Fund for South African Students (SSF)

A fund that offers students from South Africa financial support if you are interested in coming to the Netherlands for a period of 3 to 6 months or for a short academic visit to gain knowledge and skills. To be eligible for a SSF Scholarship you must have South African nationality; must be registered as student at a South African university; must be accepted at one of the Dutch universities or recognised research institutions & must show working knowledge of the relevant language of instruction / research collaboration (generally English and/or Dutch).

More information: SSF

Deadline: 31 January (for studies starting in September) & 31 May (for studies starting February next year)


Jerico NEXT | Calls for Transnational Access (TNA)

Jerico next invites proposals for its transnational access call. This enables scientists and engineers to access coastal observatories and supporting facilities. In addition to free access, logistical, technical, scientific and special training support is offered, as well as a financial contribution for travel.

More info: Jerico

Deadline 3rd call: 12 March, 2018.


NWO Cooperation Indonesia – the Netherlands Call (Pre-Announcement)

Working Title: Resilient Water, Food and Rule of Law. The focus areas are: (1) Food Security and Agriculture, (2) Regional Planning (incl. Water Management & Hydrology), (3) Governance and Rule of Law. The aim of this program is twofold: (1) to strengthen the cooperation between Indonesia and the Netherlands in the fields of science and innovation and (2) to address pressing current problems, and strengthen research capabilities and interdisciplinary research. The main applicant has to be a consortium of Dutch research organizations, and there must be an Indonesian-based research organization and at least one other (non)profit private/public matching partner to enhance the impact on society.

Expected Deadline: 15 March – Letter of Intent, 12 April – Full Proposals.


LEaDingFellows Postdocs Programme

The LeaDing Fellows Programme provides researchers from all over the world who recently obtained a PhD, with the opportunity to gain two years of work experience in the challenging, internationally acclaimed and multidisciplinary environment offered by Leiden University (and Medical centre), Erasmus University Rotterdam (and Medical Centre) and Delft University of Technology.  This programme is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND and the positions are offered in three calls; first call is February-March 2017. The aim of the programme is to provide opportunities for international, intersectoral and interdisciplinary research training.

Website: http://leadingfellows.eu/apply/calls/

Deadline 3rd call: 1 September 2018.


NWO India Call (Pre-Announcement)

The India-Netherlands Joint Working Committee has chosen the theme “Water” for the 2018 NWO calls with India. For the call 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. Please let us know if you are interested in the call so we can keep you up-to-date and support you in your application.

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.


LPDP (Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education)

For students with Indonesian nationality, graduated from an accredited Indonesian university or an overseas university acknowledged by the Indonesian Higher Education Directorate (DIKTI), maximum age 35 (for Master’s programme) or 40 (for PhD programme). 

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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.

No deadline: Grants from $50,000 to $15 million USD
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No Deadline: Grants from $50.000 to $15 million USD