DST-NWO: Seeking Expressions of Interest for Urban Water Systems

Deadline: 10 September 2018

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) of the Government of India and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) is seeking Expressions of Interest for Urban Water Systems – towards sustainable and integrated urban water management systems in fast-growing secondary cities.


This call is aimed to design one joint Indian-Dutch research programme to develop integrated and sustainable urban water management systems and implement effective solutions as outlined in the thematic focus above. The objective concerns the following question:

  • How can technological dimensions and social, management and governance issues of complex urban water systems be integrated, strengthened and made more sustainable, in order to tackle the combined challenges of rapid urbanisation and the effects of climate change in fast- growing secondary cities?

Funding Information

The Dutch part of the programme grant is subject to a maximum of €1.47 million Euro. The research programme consists of multiple research projects and has a maximum duration of 5 years.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Expressions of Interest are invited from individual researchers who can contribute to the Sandpit and the resulting research programme. Up to fifteen Dutch and fifteen Indian  participants will be identified to take part in the Sandpit workshop. The Sandpit is accessible for selected and invited participants only. Travel and accommodation costs of the invited participants will be reimbursed.
  • Eligible applicants are from India or the Netherlands and should hold a regular research position in:
    • a research organisation that is based in The Netherlands, or
    • a recognized academic institution or public funded research & development organization that is based in India.

How to Apply

Applicants should complete an Expression of Interest (EoI) form for Sandpit participation which can be downloaded via given website.

For more information, please visit Call for Expressions of Interest.

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