UNESCO-IHE Roth Fellowships 2018 for Short Courses for Female Water Professionals from Sub-Saharan Africa,Netherlands .

Application Deadline: 15 April 2018 (23.59 CET)

The Roth Family Foundation offers three full fellowships per year for IHE Delft Short Courses related to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation, to female water professionals from Sub-Saharan Africa. The fellowship covers the costs of tuition fee, study related costs, insurance and a contribution towards the costs of living and travel. The programme runs for three years and started in 2016.

Eligible candidates are female, have a Bachelor of Science degree, at least two years of working experience and a good command of the English language, both written and spoken.

For a list of eligible Sub-Saharan African countries, click here.

Those interested in following one of the short courses in July 2018 (listed below):

A. apply online by filling out the application by following the apply-link on the specific page of the short course in July 2018 of your choice.

In all cases, motivation statements need to be filled out. Please state that you would like to apply for a Roth Fellowship and why following the specific course helps you and your organization to address future challenges concerning access to clean water, improved hygiene and sanitation, by answering the following questions in the text fields of the application form:

  • What is the issue or problem you want to address in your country?
  • How will this course enable you to address this issue?
  • How will you address this issue with your position within your organisation?

B. indicate your interest in a Roth Fellowship by sending an email to:  [email protected]  – mention ”Roth Fellowship” in the subject line and mention your name and country of residence in the email.

Eligible Courses

For 2018, the following short courses are eligible:


Decentralised Water Supply and Sanitation02 Jul 201820 Jul 2018

IWRM as a Tool for Adaptation to Climate Change02 Jul 201820 Jul 2018

Advanced Water Transport and Distribution02 Jul 201820 Jul 2018

Remote Sensing for Agricultural Water Management02 Jul 201820 Jul 2018

Solid Waste Management02 Jul 201820 Jul 2018

Strategic Planning for River Basins and Deltas02 Jul 201820 Jul 2018

Water Sensitive Cities02 Jul 201820 Jul 2018

Wetlands for Livelihoods and Conservation02 Jul 201820 Jul 2018

Faecal Sludge Management02 Jul 201820 Jul 2018

Selection Criteria

IHE Delft’s selection criteria will be as follows:

  • Academic Qualifications
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • English Language Proficiency
  • Motivation Statements

Lastly, when a final list of prospective participants is available, IHE Delft will try to assign fellowships as equally as possible between the different eligible countries.

Application deadline :15 April 2018 (23.59 CET)

All applicants will be informed about the outcome of the application before 10 May 2018.


For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the UNESCO-IHE Roth Fellowships 2018



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