Application Procedure

If you could have a positive impact on your country's hydro/water resources development and would benefit from attending one of our events, but do not have the financial means to do so, you may be eligible for funding.

It is essential for those requesting funding to apply at least 8 weeks prior to the event (and if possible earlier). This is important to ensure that Trustees can review the applications in good time, and that all administrative procedures can be completed, including in some cases visa applications.

Please ensure that the application form is completed in full, and include the following documentation in support of your application:

1) Your application should be accompanied by a covering statement of one to two pages. The letter may be written in an informal way, letting the Trustees know what you expect to gain from the conference.

There is a rigorous screening process for those applying for funding. An application form seeks to assess their eligibility for assistance based on criteria such as:

  • Organization, position, qualifications, current professional activities, and level of responsibility
  • Opportunity to disseminate information gained at the conference to others, with the aim of furthering hydro development
  • Country represented (potential and prospects for hydropower development)
  • Inability to cover cost of attending, but a contribution should be made by employer or government (normally travel costs cannot be covered by the Foundation)
  • What are your professional goals?
  • What is your orientation with respect to research & development?
  • Within the global discipline of hydropower – what is your special interest now, and what might it be in the future?
  • What are, in your view, possible handicaps or obstacles to the development and organization of hydropower in your country, and what would you like to change?

Please add whatever you feel we should know about you as an individual.

2) Your CV
3) Two references (One professional and one personal)
4) A copy of your passport

Submit your application

Completed application forms can be returned via email to