First awarded in 2016, the International RiverFoundation’s Vera Thiess Fellowship for Women gives women from developing countries the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience through the IRF and its partners. This fellowship goes not only towards supporting the selected candidate for a 12 month research project, but also towards continuing the important work of bridging the gap in women’s participation in river basin management.
Unlike a typical research fellowship, the selected candidate will have the unique opportunity to gain valuable work experience with the IRF and its alumni and partners worldwide.
Awarded in the name of the late Vera Thiess, a long-time supporter of the IRF, the Fellowship recognises Vera’s and the Thiess family’s long-time philanthropic support and commitment to forward-looking initiatives of the International RiverFoundation. Read more about the late Vera Thiess here.