Types of fellowships
The 4TU.DeSIRE Resilience Fellowship programme has three categories: Young Fellows, Fellows and Ambassadors. Fellows are selected by the participating universities (see call for proposals). Ambassadors are appointed by the Scientific Steering Group.
What do we offer?
- Affiliation to the 4TU Centre for Resilience Engineering with a Resilience Fellow Certificate and visibility on our 4TU.RE website.
- Access to our network of researchers and experts from different domains (e.g., energy, water, transport, ICT, agri-food, urban) across different disciplines in RE.
- Possibilities to connect directly to research and education on RE, for example by:
- Organising a workshop around your case at the annual conferences;
- Collaborating on an article for an academic or professional journal;
- Developing a project proposal together with staff from the 4TUs.
Considering the outbreak of covid-2019, we encourage applicants to consider new and creative forms of engagement and cooperation to either replace or complement an actual research visit.
Call for proposals
The call for proposals for (Young) Resilience Fellows is open until March 2022. When preparing your application, please consider the following requirements:
- You need to have at least 3 years of post-graduate experience (as PhD researcher or practitioner).
- You need to prepare your proposal in consultation with one or more 4TU.RE researchers which means basically every scientist with a 4TU-appointment. A good start for finding the right hosting 4TU-scientist would be this list of our RE-researchers
- When submitting your application, please put your 4TU.DeSIRE key contact person in cc.
- The hosting period should be completed within one year of the approval of your application.
This interdisciplinary committee assesses your proposal on the following criteria:
- Clarity and relevance of planned activities and outputs.
Does the application specify concrete activities and outputs that advance our understanding for social-technical-environmental systems?
- Quality and added value of the proposed collaboration.
To what extent does the proposal lead to stronger and/or new connections?
- Expected impact on the 4TU.DeSIRE Community;
To what extent does the proposal clearly explain how the activities and outputs will benefit the 4TU.DeSIRE Community?
- The proposed topic should have a direct link to the core of what the Resilience Engineering Community within the Center and/or the Program work on, which could be roughly found along these three research lines:
- Resilience thinking and Design
- Measuring, Quantification and Modelling Resilience
Applicants will be informed about the outcomes of the selection process before a date to be announced with the next application round. When you are selected, you can apply for reimbursement of a part of your travel costs up to an amount of €1.000,- for travel from Europe (the continent, so incl. UK, CH, etc., but not NL); and €2.000,- for travel from overseas. In light of the current pandemic, we are also open to the possibility to use the funding for other expenses (like data, licenses, students) if needed.
How to apply
To apply, please fill out this template and send it as pdf by e-mail to email@example.com (with your 4TU.DeSIRE key contact person in cc) before a date to be announced with the next application round.
Please see the presentation found in the files below for more information on how to apply for a Fellowship.
For general questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. In case of specific questions, please contact the coordinator of the participating universities: