NFP promote capacity building within organisations in 61 countries by providing training and education to mid-career professionals. The NFP is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation.
Master's degree programmes and Short courses: There are fellowships available for a selected number of master’s degree programmes with a duration of between 12 and 24 months. A master’s degree programme leads to a Dutch master's degree. In addition, there are fellowships available for a selected number of Short courses offered by Dutch institutions that provide professional training at post-secondary level. These courses have a duration of between two weeks and twelve months. The courses lead to a Dutch certificate or diploma.
PhD studies: There are fellowships available for PhD research with a maximum duration of four years. You are allowed to seek alternative sources of funding. At least a quarter of your research must take place in an NFP country.
The Dutch institutions have their own academic application deadlines which may change during the year. Before you apply always check the website of the institution to find out which academic application deadline applies for the course or study programme you are interested in.
The fellowship application deadline is 2 October 2012 (for short courses and PhD studies).