1 Fulbright/NAF Fellowship in Flood Management
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodFall Start
Grant Length9 Months
Specialized Grant Types
- Science/Public Health
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 activities must begin by September 1, so that the grantee can attend the first orientation meeting which will be held at the eind of August or the beginning of September.
The one-day Fulbright In-Country orientation will take place at the end of August/beginning of September (date to be determined).
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:
- 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);
- Spatial planning in flood-prone areas (e.g., the use of simulation hydraulic modeling tools applied to complicated interdependent resource management choices);
- 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).
Fulbright the Netherlands prefers to select applicants with no or limited experience in the Netherlands, especially in the year before the grant period. A brief holiday or a summer program in the year before the grant year would be acceptable.
Accepted Degree Levels
Special Application Instructions
In your Fulbright online application, for Award Name please select NAF Flood Management from the drop down menu.
Foreign Language Proficiency
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.
Fulbright Proposal Types
Letter required for independent study or research at deadline
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 should be placed with the TU Delft Deltas, Infrastructures and Mobility Initiative.
As a researcher at TU Delft, you will not have to pay tuition fees. Please view the grant amounts.
Grantees are responsible for finding housing themselves. Delft University of Technology may be able to help with this, but housing is not guaranteed.
Dependent support is not available. If an applicant is planning on bringing dependents, please contact the host institution to inquire whether they are willing to also apply for a residence permit for the dependents. Without a residence permit applied for by the host, dependents will not be able to join the applicant.