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LDE Global
Research and Education with the Majority World

Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Universities are in the perfect position to contribute in an interdisciplinary way to the urgent global challenges we nowadays face, not only in its own region, but more importantly: worldwide. To make a real difference, we closely collaborate with our partners in the Majority World on topics such as Health, Water, Energy, Housing, Climate, Migration, Heritage and more. 

Working together on Global Challenges for a Better World 

Support:

Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Universities support initiatives which aim at co-creation of research or other programmes between faculty members of the LDE-universitites and scholars and scientists from 'majority world countries' in Africa, South- and Southeast-Asia and Latin-America. Groups of scholars and scientists could receive a financial contribution of up to €25,000 to co-create research and/or other programmes and/or organise joint LDE-Majority World seminars, workshops, summer schools or other activities.

Conditions

They need to meet the following conditions:

  1. Convincing two-pager (max. 800 words) on the intended interdisciplinary programme proposal and/or joint LDE-Majority World seminar, workshop, summer school or other activity. 
  2. If applicable, the details of potential private or public partners.
  3. If applicable, the details of potential follow up activities in education, research development, and/or forms of impact.
  4. In line with the strategy for co-operation between the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Universities.
  5. Involvement of the three LDE-universities and partners from the majority world.
  6. Specific details of the desired form of support. In this, it is strongly recommended that the financial contribution be used to support the co-creation of research, eduaction or other programmes and/or the organisation of joint LDE-Majority World seminars, workshops, summer schools or other activities.

Procedure

Proposals for support from LDE Global Support can be submitted to the Dean of Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Universities Prof. Wim van den Doel. This should take the form of a proposal (max. 800 words) focusing on the above conditions.

Decision

Applicants will be informed within a month as to whether the proposal has been approved. The decision will be taken by the LDE Dean based on the advice of a committee. Members of the committee:

  • Prof.dr.ir. Merle de Kreuk (Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, TU Delft)
  • Prof.dr. Marleen Dekker (African Studies Centre, Universiteit Leiden)
  • Prof. dr. Jurian Edelenbos (Faculty of Social Sciences, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam)

More information and contact:

LDE Global Support: David Wubs via wubs@iss.nl