Experienced Water Postdoc Fellowship COFUND Programme
Fellowships for International Water and Development Academic Career Advancement


The Experienced Water Postdoc Fellowship COFUND Programme (EWPFP COFUND) comprises an incoming mobility scheme within an overall duration of 60 months comprising two calls for eight post-doctoral fellows. Each fellowship lasts 24 months. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement number 606838.

The eligibility criteria

  • Complete application received within the application deadline. The deadline for the second call is 1 March 2016.
  • Experienced researchers who have been awarded a doctoral degree within the last 6 years, prior to the application deadline of 1 March 2016.
  • Proposed research topic falls within the research line of one or more Chair Groups as indicated on the IHE Delft website. The overarching research themes that IHE Delft Chair Groups work contributes to are:

                    o Safe drinking water and sanitation

                    o Water related hazards and climate change

                    o Water and ecosystems quality

                    o Water management and governance

                    o Information and knowledge systems

                    o Water, food and energy security 

  • The candidate has not lived in the Netherlands for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to the application deadline of 1 March 2016.
  • The ethical issues guidelines is signed (see the guideline for applicants on the left)
Career breaks will be taken into account at the eligibility check and evaluation stage.

About IHE Delft

Since 1957 the Institute has provided graduate education to more than 14,500 water professionals from over 160 countries, mostly from the developing world. Numerous research and capacity development projects are carried out by the Institute throughout the world.

IHE Delft offers a unique combination of applied, scientific and participatory research in water engineering, natural sciences and water management. Since its establishment the Institute has played an instrumental role in developing the capacities of water sector organizations, especially in the global South, not least by strengthening the efforts of other universities and research centres to increase the knowledge and skills of professionals working in the water sector.


Through offering fellowships for incoming mobility, IHE Delft aims to:

  • Strengthen novel and innovative research in the broad field of water and development through knowledge sharing with incoming talented researchers active in the EU Member States, Associated Countries, developing countries and countries in transition to work on their individual research projects.
  • Develop mutually beneficial research cooperation between Europe, and establish a balanced "brain circulation" among the EU Member States, Associated Countries, developing countries and countries in transition.