The Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure invites applications for the  CDRI Fellowship Programme to promote research and innovation on disaster resilient infrastructure (DRI) in 2021

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 provides financial aid to support a search for solutions to real-world problems related to DRI. Promising solutions emerging from the Programme will be shared widely and may be taken up for implementation in multiple contexts. Upon successful completion, the Fellows will join the global network of CDRI alumni and participate in alumni events.

Making tomorrow’s infrastructure sustainable and resilient requires investing in high calibre research and innovation today. Increasingly complex infrastructure systems of the 21st century require capabilities that can combine knowledge from multiple disciplines, harness the promise of emerging technologies, and bring together insights from the local level. The CDRI Fellowship Programme is designed to develop a global pool of practitioners who represent such capabilities.

Worth of Award

  • CDRI offers a lump-sum Fellowship amount up to US$ 10,000 or equivalent.
  • This amount is inclusive of all costs of research, travelling for research and review presentations, institute overheads, taxes, duties, etc., and any applicable tax.
  • However, if the research teams are invited by CDRI to make presentations at conferences, seminars, etc., the cost of travel will be borne by CDRI.
  • The honorarium/overhead of the endorsing institute will be up to fifteen percent (15%), and is included in the above amount.


  • CDRI Fellowship is open to candidates from the CDRI Member countries.
  • The candidates can be students, faculty, or researchers from academic institutes; practitioners from government agencies, service agencies, non-governmental organizations, private organizations; as well as community workers.
  • A candidate can be part of up to two Research Projects at a time.

How to Apply

  • Applications for the CDRI Fellowship Programme shall be accepted through the

    online Fellowship Portal provided.

Deadline: Applications close on November 15, 2020.

Click here for more details and to apply