An Experienced Water Postdoc Fellowship COFUND Programme (EWPFP COFUND) was launched by UNESCO-IHE. The programme is co-financed by the European Union's Marie Curie Programme and offers 16 fellowships that will cover a research period of 24 months. The first call for applications will open on 1 March 2014, pending EC final approval of the contract.
About the EWPFP COFUND Programme
EWPFP COFUND is a competitive, merit-based postdoctoral programme that
aims to attract international researchers near the start of their
research careers to conduct their research project within, and relevant
to, at least one of the UNESCO-IHE Chair Groups. The fellowship includes
a research project prepared by the research fellow and implemented at
UNESCO-IHE. Fellows have freedom to choose a project within the research
setting of UNESCO-IHE and relevant public and private partners.
First Call for Applications
the project there will be calls
for applications for 8 fellowships in 2014 and 8 fellowships in 2016.
The first call for applications will officially open from 1 March 2014
to 30 April 2014. Eligible individuals are experienced researchers in
the broad field of water and development, who are resident outside of
the Netherlands and have not have lived in the Netherlands for more than
12 months in the last 3 years. Furthermore, they should be in
possession of a doctorate degree, awarded no more than 6 years ago.
Proposed research should fall within at least one of the 6 research themes of UNESCO-IHE:
Safe drinking water and sanitation
Water-related hazards and
Water and ecosystems quality
Water management and governance
Information and knowledge systems
Water, food and energy security
can be done by filling out the online application form, which will be
available on 1 March 2014, and submitting a full research proposal. For
more information about the application criteria and selection process,
read the Guide for Applicants or check the EWPFP COFUND website.
EWPFP COFUND Fellows will receive a two-year working contract. This
position is temporary for a period of 2 years. The position is based in
Delft, The Netherlands. However, fieldwork can be done abroad or in
partner institutions. A competitive salary for Postdoc positions
(starting scale10/ end scale 11 CAO Dutch Universities) is offered
depending on qualifications and experience in accordance with the
conditions of employment for Dutch Universities.
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