The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP)
The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) promote capacity
building within organisations in 50 countries by providing training and
education through fellowships for professionals. The NFP is initiated and fully
funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for
The overall aim of the NFP is to help increase both the
number and the competencies of skilled staff at a wide range of governmental
and non-governmental organisations. You have to be nominated by your employer
to be eligible for the fellowship. There also has to be a clear need for
training within the context of your organisation.
After completing your training you return to your original
workplace. This ensures the training is embedded within your organisation.
While scholarships are awarded to individuals, the need for
training must be demonstrated in the context of the organisation for which the
applicant works. The training must help the organisation develop its capacity.
This means that employers must nominate an applicant and motivate his or her
application in a supporting letter.
The NFP target group consists of professionals who are
nationals of and work and live in an NFP country. The chances of obtaining an
NFP fellowship increase if you live and work in Sub-Saharan Africa and/or if
you are a woman.
NFP Scholarships are available for two Grotius Centre summer
The deadline for application for the 2015 edition of the
Summer Schools is 7 October 2014.
- International Criminal
Law Summer School
- Women, Peace and Security
Please visit the Nuffic
for detailed information regarding the scholarship application
MENA Scholarship Programme
The MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP) offers around 140
scholarships a year to professionals. The scholarships can be used for selected
short courses in the Netherlands. They are distributed proportionally among the
The MENA Scholarship Programme aims to contribute to
capacity building within a wide range of governmental, non-governmental and
private organisations and institutions in ten selected countries: Algeria,
Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Syria and Tunisia.
The target group is professionals (with a maximum age of 45)
who are nationals of and working in one of the selected countries.
An MSP scholarship is a contribution to the costs of the
selected short course and should supplement your salary which you must continue
to receive during the study period.
MSP Scholarships are available for two Grotius Centre summer
- International Criminal Law Summer School
- Women, Peace and Security Summer School
The deadline for application for the 2014 edition of the
Summer Schools is 4 February 2014.
Please visit the Nuffic
website for detailed information regarding the MSP scholarship
If you consider to apply for one of the above
mentioned scholarships, please note that very few applicants are in
fact awarded a fellowship. It is therefore wise to look for other ways to fund
your participation in the summer course. You could perhaps approach your
university, your employer, or a local institution or NGO.
Other websites that you my could visit: