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Become a Resilience Fellow!

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.

Young Fellows

Purpose: We offer talented researchers and practitioners an opportunity to stay for a research visit at one of the 4TUs.

Eligibility: Young scholars (starting from 3rd year of PhD to 7 years after PhD) as well as early-career practitioners ( <10 years’ experience) with a keen interest in understanding the resilience of coupled social-technical-environmental systems.


Purpose: We offer mid-career professionals a possibility to exchange experiences and strengthen networks: engage with the resilience network, exchange research challenges and ideas and develop joint research proposals and publications. They get the opportunity to stay for a research visit with one of the groups involved in the 4TU RE.

Eligibility: Mid-career scholars (7-20 years after PhD), as well as practitioners (10-25 years of experience).


Purpose: We aim to support a network of high-level executives and internationally renowned RE researchers and policymakers who actively steer resilience research, thinking and management within and outside their organisations. 4TU RE Ambassadors will become part of the Ambassador Network and are invited to executive workshops.

Eligibility: People who can shape and influence research, policy and practice. High-level executives and outstanding researchers who aim to make 1. their organisation, 2. the services or products they develop and deliver, or 3. society more resilient.

What do we offer?

Call for proposals 

The call for proposals for (Young) Resilience Fellows is currently closed. When preparing your application, please consider the following requirements:

This interdisciplinary committee assesses your proposal on the following criteria:

  1. 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? 
  2. Quality and added value of the proposed collaboration.
    To what extent does the proposal lead to stronger and/or new connections?
  3. 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? 
  4. 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
    - ResilienceCoordinationandGovernance

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.

How to apply

To apply, please fill out this template and send it as pdf by e-mail to (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 In case of specific questions, please contact the coordinator of the participating universities: