The Netherlands Organisation for International Cooperation in Higher Education (NUFFIC) Tailor-Made Training programme, funded within the Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) is offering mid-career staff of NFP Countries the opportunity to receive training for and in their organisations.
Application Deadline: 1st March 2017
Offered annually? Yes
Eligible Countries: Eligible NFP Countries (see list below)
To be taken at (country): The country of the requesting organisation, in a neighbouring country, or in a combination of these locations. If the added value is explicitly explained and motivated, training may take place in the Netherlands
About the Award: The Tailor-Made Training programme (TMT) is a specific type of study programme funded within the Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP). A tailor-made training course is designed to meet specific needs of a requesting organisation. The Tailor-made Training programme is specifically meant to enhance the overall functioning of an organisation by training a selected group of its staff members. An organisation facing certain constraints in achieving its goals can by means of a tailor-made training course (partly) eliminate these constraints.
The programme is open to a broad range of organisations in NFP countries, from education institutions, research institutes and ministries to NGOs and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The participants of the training course are meant to be employees of the requesting organisation. Members of an association, or employees of member organisations of a federation, for example, do not qualify
The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP), funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation, are designed to promote capacity building within organizations in 51 (previously 62) countries by providing training and education to mid-career staff.
Offered Since: Not stated
Type: Entrepreneurship Training and Funding
Eligibility: There is a set of criteria for requesting organisations, the Dutch provider and the training itself. Below is an overview of the eligibility criteria. Criteria for the requesting organisations:
- is based in one of the countries on the NFP country list valid at the time of application;
- is not:
- a large industrial, commercial, international or multinational organisation, which can be assumed to have sufficient resources of its own to finance staff training;
- a bilateral donor organisation or a multilateral donor organisation;
- an international NGO;
- benefiting from a NICHE project.
- the field in which it operates is relevant to the sustainable development of the country the organisation is located;
- is requesting training for its own staff.
Criteria for the Dutch provider
- is registered with the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce and has its headquarters or a branch within the Netherlands;
- is directly responsible for the preparation and management of the tailor-made training course, and not acting as an intermediary;
- is experienced and able to show that the organisation has the capacity needed to manage an activity on the scale of the tailor-made training course for which the proposal is being submitted;
- is financially sound to ensure continuity throughout the tailor-made training course.
Criteria for the tailor-made training course Set-up of the training course:
- It is a group training;
- the programme does not support activities such as seminar attendances and conference visits; The requesting organisation is an organisation which submits a proposal for a tailor-made training course. A TMT will be carried out by a provider from The Netherlands. This Dutch organisation is acting on its own or is leading a consortium to provide a particular service for a particular price. The consortium partners may be registered in another country than the Netherlands.
- the programme does not support the purchase of hardware;
- the subject is relevant to the needs identified within the requesting organisation.
Selection Criteria: Embassies may opt for an ‘open call’, so that all interested organisations in the country can apply. Or, they may opt for a ‘closed call’ and invite a number of organisations in the country to participate. In this case, non-invited organisations cannot submit a joint proposal. EP-Nuffic recommends all interested organisations to contact the relevant embassy before starting to prepare a joint proposal.
Afterwards, EP-Nuffic assesses and takes into account the recommendations of the embassy.
Eligible proposals will be based on the following priorities:
- Country classification (category 1 or 2)
- Preference for the food security sector
- Strongest recommendation by embassy/consulate
Number of Trainees:
- minimum number of participants is six persons;
- maximum number of participants is 20 persons;
Value of Training:
- The maximum NFP subsidy for an application is 200,000 euros. The maximum subsidy for a joint proposal is 75,000 euros. Co-funding is not required for this call, although it will be considered positively in the assessment.
- Co-funding of at least 2,500 euros by the requesting organisation or a sponsor in the NFP country will give the application/joint proposal an advantage in the assessment.
Duration of Training: 2-3 weeks
Eligible African Countries: Ethiopia, Nigeria, Ghana, Benin, Guinea-Bissau, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Burundi, Tanzania, Kenya, Cape Verde, Uganda, Mali, Zambia, DR Congo, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Egypt, Namibia
Other Developing Countries outside Africa? Afghanistan, Eritrea, Nicaragua, Albania, Armenia, Georgia, Pakistan, Autonomous Palestinian Territories, Peru, Bangladesh, Guatemala, Philippines, Bhutan, Honduras, Bolivia, India, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Iran, Suriname, Jordan, Cambodia, Thailand, Kosovo, Colombia, Macedonia, Vietnam, Costa Rica, Yemen, Cuba, Moldova, Mongolia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Nepal
How to Apply: Proposals have to be submitted to the embassy or consulate of the Netherlands for your country. To ensure timely processing of proposals, embassies may deviate from the EP-Nuffic deadline and apply their own, earlier deadline. Therefore, organisations need to consult the website of the embassy or consulate for the applicable application procedures, criteria and deadlines.
Award Provider: Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP)
Important Notes: Embassies and consulates use earlier deadlines than 1 November, as they have to process the joint proposals before forwarding them to EP-Nuffic.