Thursday, November 3, 2011

Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) - MASTERS, SHORT COURSES & PhD

The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) are designed to promote capacity building within organisations in 61 countries by providing training and education to mid-career staff. The NFP is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation.

The overall aim of the NFP is to help alleviate qualitative and quantitative shortages of skilled manpower within a wide range of governmental, private and non-governmental organisations. This is done by offering fellowships to mid-career professionals to improve the capacity of their employing organisations.

The fellowship is a supplement to the candidate’s salary and a contribution towards the expenses related to the course or study programme.

NFP sub-programmes
The NFP offers you three sub-programmes to choose from:

Master’s degree programmes

Eligible students:

The NFP target group consists of mid-career professionals who are employed by an organization other than a large industrial, commercial and/or multinational firm. Since the training must help the organization to develop, the applicants must be nominated by their employers.

Applicants must also be nationals of one of the 57 selected countries (see ‘Eligible countries’).

Applicants must declare that they will return to their home country immediately after they complete the master program.

Applicants must have gained admission to a TU/e master course, which is on the NFP course list and have sufficient mastery of the English language.

For a more detailed list of criteria, please check the Nuffic website.

Eligible TU/e Master's programs: All TU/e Master's programs

Eligible countries: Click here.

Costs covered: Full-cost scholarship (including international travel, monthly subsistence allowance, tuition fee, books and health insurance.)

Duration of scholarship: Scholarships for the duration of the program, with a maximum of two years.

Application and selection procedure for Master's programs

1. A candidate first has to gain admission to an eligible TU/e master program.

2. Then candidates apply for an NFP fellowship through the Netherlands embassy or consulate in their own country by completing an NFP Application Form and submitting it together with all the required documents and information to the embassy or consulate. These forms can be obtained from the embassy or consulate or can be downloaded here).

3. The Embassy checks whether the candidate meets all criteria and sends the forms to the Nuffic (Netherlands Organisation for International Cooperation in Higher Education).

4.The Nuffic decides how many fellowships will be available for each program and sends TU/e the list of NFP candidates.

5. TU/e then selects the candidates who will receive fellowships and informs candidates of its decision through the Dutch Embassy in their home country.

Application deadlines

Deadlines per country here.

The selection of candidates who have applied for an NFP fellowship will be in May. The Dutch providers will inform all candidates of their decisions towards the end of May.
Deadlines for application to a master program at the TU/e

The NFP fellowship procedures require a letter of admission from the TU/e. Therefore, students are strongly advised to start the application procedure for admission to the TU/e as early as possible and no later than 1 December 2011.

Applications after this date will not be assessed in time for the NFP deadline.
State on your TU/e application form that you are applying for NFP.

Click here for more information and application.


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Yale University invites applications for the prestigious World Fellows Program 2012

World Fellows Program at Yale University each year brings to Yale 14-18 highly accomplished men and women from a diverse set of countries around the world. The Fellows spend an intensive semester exploring critical issues and undergoing leadership training, with the full resources of Yale University at their disposal. Selected from outside the United States at an early mid-career point (generally five to fifteen years into their professional development), the World Fellows come from a range of fields and disciplines including government, business, nongovernmental organizations, religion, the military, media, and the arts.

Call for Applications

Yale University is currently accepting applications for the World Fellows Program 2012 from mid-career practitioners outside the US. The program is aimed at building extraordinary cohort of Fellows interested in preparing for greater roles of leadership, expanding their professional and personal horizons, and contributing to a deepening of international awareness and dialogue within the Yale community.

Core Goals

The Yale World Fellows Program has three core goals:

broadening the knowledge foundations and strengthening the leadership skills of a set of emerging leaders from around the world;
deepening the international dialogue across the Yale campus by having the World Fellows play a role as catalysts for conversations and as a source of perspectives, both formal and informal, on global issues and challenges;
creating a network of international decision makers from a range of disciplines who are connected to Yale and to each other.


Applicants must:

be in the mid-career stage, at least five and typically not more than twenty years into their professional careers, with demonstrated work accomplishments, and a clear indication of future contributions and excellence. The average age of a World Fellow is 38;
have an excellent command of the English language and be able to speak, read, and write in English fluently;
be a citizen of and reside in a country other than the United States
Preference may be given to candidates who have not had extensive educational or work experience in the United States, particularly at Yale.
The Yale World Fellows Program does not accept full-time students or full-time academics and does not award an academic diploma of any kind. The fellowship is designed for practitioners.

Selection Criteria

An established record of extraordinary achievement and integrity;
Commitment to engagement in crucial issues and to making a difference at the national or international level;
Promise of a future career of leadership and notable impact;
Special capacity for critical, creative, entrepreneurial, and strategic thinking;
Likelihood to benefit from participation in the Program and to contribute to global understanding at Yale;
Commitment to a rigorous program of activities, to full-time residence at Yale for the duration of the program, and to mentoring students and speaking frequently on campus

Last date for submission of applications is December 9, 2011

For more information and details, you can visit this link.


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Human Rights Watch / Hellman-Hammett Grants

Human Rights Watch is currently seeking nominations for the Hellman/Hammett grant program aimed at supporting writers all around the world who have been victims of political persecution and are in financial need.

The grants, named after the late American playwright Lillian Hellman and novelist Dashiell Hammett, typically range from $1,000 to a maximum of $10,000. Forty-eight writers from 24 countries received Hellman/Hammett grants in 2011 in recognition of their commitment to free expression and the courage they showed when facing political persecution.

Besides providing much needed financial assistance, the Hellman/Hammett grants focus attention on repression of free speech and censorship by publicizing the persecution that the grant recipients endured. In some cases the publicity is a protection against further abuse. In other cases, the writers request anonymity because of the dangerous circumstances in which they and their families are living.

The writers eligible for this grant are the ones, who are targeted for expressing views that their governments oppose, for criticizing government officials or actions, or for writing about subjects that their governments do not want reported.

Over the past 22 years, more than 700 writers from 92 countries have received Hellman/Hammett grants of up to US$10,000 each, totaling more than $3 million.

The program also gives small emergency grants to writers who have an urgent need to leave their country or who need immediate medical treatment after serving prison terms or enduring torture.

Emergency nominations are accepted throughout the year.

Last date for submission of applications is December 10, 2011.

For more information, visit this link.



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Nieman Foundation invites US and non-US Journalists for the Fellowship Program in Global Health Reporting

The Nieman Foundation is currently seeking applications to award two fellowships in Global Health Reporting at the Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States for journalists who report on health issues. One fellowship is reserved for a US citizen and the other is for a non-US citizen.

Program Details

During the program, the fellows spend one academic year at Harvard pursuing a concentrated course, followed by upto four months of field work in a developing country. During their course at Harvard, the fellows have access to faculty and courses across the university.

Fieldwork in the developing country, which is funded by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, aims at providing the fellows with an intensive learning and reporting experience in countries with the most pressing problems in global health.

After the field work has been concluded, the fellows will need to compile the work based on their experience and academic studies. The work can be in the form of stories, case study, or a handbook of best practices related to reporting on health issues in a developing country.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be full-time journalists (including freelancers) with at least five years’ experience. Journalists can work for news or editorial departments of newspapers, wire services, radio, television, web sites, online publications or magazines of general public interest. Photojournalists, editorial cartoonists, columnists and broadcast producers are also eligible.

Any journalism-related work completed as a university student does not count toward experience. People who work in public relations or at organizations whose primary business is not the media are not eligible.

If appropriate, the applicant’s employer should approve a leave of absence for the academic year (10 months).

Within the past two years, an applicant should not have participated in a fellowship or taken a leave of absence from work that lasted four months or longer.

There is no nomination process. Candidates nominate themselves by submitting an application and supplementary materials. There is no age limit. There are no academic prerequisites, and a college degree is not required.

Last date for submission of applications is January 31, 2012

For more information, visit this link.



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The International Peace Research Association Foundation

The IPRA Foundation was founded in 1990 as a non-profit, tax-exempt organization. The Foundation's sole function is to further the purposes and activities of the International Peace Research Association (IPRA), which has for the last thirty two years sought to enhance the process of peace.


The International Peace Research Association Foundation invites applications for the Dorothy Marchus Senesh Fellowship in Peace and Development Studies for Women from developing countries. Dorothy Senesh was a long-time activist for international peace and justice. Her husband Lawrence established this fellowship following her death in 1989. The first award was made at the IPRA 25th Anniversary meeting, July 1990, in Groningen, Netherlands and has been made biennially since. The twelfth award will be made at the 24th biennial IPRA meeting in Japan.


Every other year (beginning in 1990) one woman receives school expenses in the amount of $5,000 per year for two years.


The Dorothy Senesh Fellowship is available to women from developing countries who have completed a Bachelor's degree, who have been accepted into a graduate program and whose graduate work is to be focused on issues related to the goals of IPRA. Funds will only be dispersed when the selected candidate is admitted into a graduate program. Awards are considered based on need; therefore students with substantial funding sources are less likely to be considered for the award.


Applications are due by January 15, 2012.

Announcement of the Award will be made by February 15, 2012.

The link to the Application form can be found below. Please write in English or in Spanish.


Linda M. Johnston, Ph.D., Executive Director
Siegel Institute for Leadership, Ethics & Character
Kennesaw State University
1000 Chastain Road
Town Point Room 2404, Maildrop #9114
Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591 USA
TELE: (678) 797.2000
FAX: (678) 797.2205

Questions? Email Dr. Johnston at


The International Peace Research Association (IPRA) is an independent international non-governmental body with members in over seventy countries and all regions of the world. IPRA was founded in 1965 to advance interdisciplinary research into the conditions of peace, as well as the causes of war and other forms of violence. It utilizes different social disciplines to analyze and explain conflictual and peaceful processes at the national and international levels. IPRA researchers are able to test their individual research in working groups covering a range of topics including communications, conversion from military to civilian production, defense and disarmament, ecological security, food policy, human rights and development, internal conflict resolution, international conflict resolution, nonviolence, peace building in crisis areas, peace education, peace movements, refugees, religious conflict, and women and peace.

English Application Spanish Application



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