Fulbright U.S. Student Program

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1 Fulbright/NAF Fellowship in Flood Management

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
Grant Period
9 Months
PDO
No Pre-Departure Orientation
Award Profile

This Fellowship is limited to research related to flooding. Other water management areas, such as managing municipal water supplies, are not supported by this Fellowship.

Grant Period

9 Months

Grants must begin by September 1.

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

Candidate Profile

Candidates at all degree levels will be considered. Preference will be given to those with coursework in civil engineering. Applicants should have attained their undergraduate core technical skills already, but will want to complement these with a graduate multidisciplinary study of water management aspects, such as:

  1. Assessment of flooding risks (e.g. analysis of hydraulics of coastal and riverine flooding, analysis of flooding probabilities and consequences, determining acceptable flooding risks in relation to other natural disasters; distributing risks to minimize damage; effects of climate change; assessing economic, social, environmental, and/or cultural damages using studies conducted by insurance companies; insurability);
  2. Spatial planning in flood-prone areas (e.g., the use of simulation hydraulic modeling tools applied to complicated interdependent resource management choices);
  3. Mitigating flood impact and flood risk reduction (e.g. measures such as room for rivers, coastal interventions and flood defence schemes, influencing land development of flood-prone areas through legislation; developing of evacuation plans and disaster management).

Accepted Degree Levels

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Foreign Language Proficiency

Not Required

Additional Information: Dutch language proficiency is not required, but is useful at the time of arrival. Some study of Dutch prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community. University lectures are in both English and Dutch.

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: No

Affiliation

The TU Delft is a large technical university and the grantee must be prepared to be an independent researcher. There is no formal structure to support Fulbright grantees, so it is important for applicants to arrange beforehand where and with whom they intent to work with and include a letter of affiliation with the application.

The Grantee will be placed with the TU Delft Deltas, Infrastructures and Mobility Initiative.

Affiliation Fees/Tuition

As a researcher at TU Delft, you will not have to pay tuition fees.

Ineligibility

U.S. students currently residing in the Netherlands will not be considered for any awards to the Netherlands.

In addition, U.S. students with both U.S. and Dutch citizenship will not be considered. 

Special Application Instructions

In your Embark on-line application, Step B, Section 3a Award Name please select NAF Flood Management from the drop down menu.

Dependents

Dependent support is not available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

http://www.fulbright.nl

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Linda Pietersen

Additional Online Resources

Delft University of Technology website

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Current U.S. Student

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply.  All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses.  Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

If you are an undergraduate student you would be eligible to apply in your senior year.  If you are a graduate student you are eligible to apply to most countries as long as you will not have a PhD degree on the application deadline.

Non-U.S. Student

If you are a non-U.S. citizen looking to applying for a Fulbright grant to study in the United States you will apply to the Fulbright Program for Foreign Students in your home country.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree then you could be eligible for certain awards within the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.  Please review the program summary for the country where you would like to apply.

Artist

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applications in the creative and performing arts.  Arts candidates for the U.S. Student Program should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 5 years or less) in which they are applying.  Artists with more experience should consider applying for Fulbright Scholar Program.

Creative & Performing Arts projects fall under the Study/Research grant category and are available in all countries where Study/Research grants are offered. 

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U.S. Professor

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award you will need to apply through CIES.

Non U.S. Professor

If you are a non-U.S. citizen and a professor interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award to the United States you would need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country.  Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program.