CDRI Fellowship Programme

The CDRI Fellowship Programme was launched in September 2020 with a vision to develop a multi-disciplinary pool of professionals who will help shape a resilient future for global infrastructure systems. A 12-month seed grant, the CDRI Fellowship provides financial support as well as peer learning and capacity development opportunities to foster transformative, actionable and scalable solutions for real world issues related to disaster resilience of infrastructure.

The aim of the CDRI Fellowship Programme is to promote research and innovation on disaster resilient infrastructure (DRI). It does this by supporting practitioners, academicians, and community leaders, who are working in related fields. The Fellows will have an opportunity to interact and exchange ideas with their peers from across the world.

The Fellowship is open to all nationals/citizens of CDRI Member Countries. Winning proposals are selected through a rigorous three-tiered review system including double-blind peer reviews and International Jury selection. Each project is guided and monitored by two Technical Experts (from a pool of empanelled domain and thematic experts) over a 12-month Fellowship period.

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