The SIDS programme started in 2015 with the aim to strengthen the capacity of professionals and decision makers, in order to improve water management and be prepared to address future challenges, such as dealing with climate change. Under the programme, 22 water professionals from 16 countries, responsible for key decision making processes in the SIDS’ government, successfully graduated or will soon defend their MSc thesis at IHE Delft Institute for Water Education in the Netherlands.

Another 67 water professionals and decision makers from 29 SIDS countries participated in short courses to enhance their expertise on relevant topics. 

New call for applications

For the Academic Year 2018-2020, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands will make available an additional 14 fellowships for MSc studies at IHE Delft. MSc Fellowships will be provided to participants from ODA-eligible SIDS countries, which includes Jamaica, and will cover the cost of tuition fees, and a contribution to cost of living and accommodation, insurance and travel. The 18 month MSc programmes will start in October 2018 and include 6 months' field based research, to be conducted preferably on specific problems in the home country of the participant. During the taught part in Delft, extra-curricular workshops will be organised to strengthen the relations amongst SIDS water professionals and to stimulate the building of a Community of Practice.

You might be interested in applying yourself, or we would kindly request you to forward this email to colleagues or friends who may be interested in this programme and encourage them to apply for academic admission at IHE Delft before the deadline of 1 July 2018. 

Please note that this call is only for MSc studies, short term courses are not included in this fellowship scheme.

For more information about eligibility and how to apply, visit our SIDS Fellowship Programme page