Education

A primary source of educational funding for U.S. students in the Netherlands and Dutch students in the United States, the NAF offers several programs for which either students or institutions can apply:

NAF-FULBRIGHT FELLOWS PROGRAM
As the result of a cooperative venture among the NAF, the Institute of International Education (IIE) in New York and the Fulbright Center in Amsterdam, the NAF grants NAF-Fulbright Fellowships.

NAF EDUCATION LOAN PROGRAM
The NAF provides three year interest-free loans to eligible students and professionals enrolling in Advance Studies (Post Baccalaureate) in either the United States or the Netherlands, payable at the end of three years. Only U.S. or Dutch citizens may apply.

NAF EDUCATION GRANTS
The NAF provides funding to U.S. or Dutch non-profit institutions and organizations for academic exchange programs at either the undergraduate or graduate level, for lecture series and for other innovative programs that support the NAF's mission. Individuals are not eligible to apply.U.S. or Dutch citizens may apply.

NAF DUISENBERG SCHOOL OF FINANCE SCHOLARSHIP
Through a cooperative agreement with the Duisenberg school of finance in Amsterdam, the NAF offers a scholarship opportunity for prospective students who have just finished a Bachelor's or Master's program, and professionals who have gathered some years of industry experience. U.S. citizens (only) may apply.
 

NAF-FULBRIGHT FELLOWS PROGRAM

As the result of a cooperative venture among the NAF, the Institute of International Education (IIE) in New York and the Fulbright Center in Amsterdam, the NAF grants NAF-Fulbright Fellowships.

U.S. STUDENT PROGRAM
Applications will be considered from well-qualified candidates (BS/BA graduates, master's and doctoral candidates, and young professionals and artists) in all fields. The proposed projects must be carried out in Dutch institutions of higher learning or by using Dutch archival sources.

Candidates obtain their own placements and must furnish proof of acceptance from an academic institution or letters of affiliation from appropriate specialists to be considered for a grant. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Further information on the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, as well as application forms, are available on the Fulbright web site (www.iie.org)

Applications should be submitted directly to the Fulbright Commission, in accordance with its instructions. The NAF's Education Committee will review selected applications and notify successful applicants in March.

DUTCH STUDENT PROGRAM
The NAF provides fellowships to Dutch graduate students for an academic year of study and/or research in the United States. Recipients also enjoy the advantages of local support from the NAF's New York office.

The NAF awards the Fellowships to candidates pre-selected by the Fulbright Center in Amsterdam. Application forms are available on its web site (www.fulbright.nl). Chosen applicants are notified in May of each year.

HOW TO APPLY FOR A NAF/FULBRIGHT FELLOWSHIP

PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE NAF DIRECTLY

American students should contact their on-campus Fulbright representative, by mail, E-mail, or at the IIE. (Log on to www.iie.org to find your regional office.)

Dutch students should contact the Fulbright Center by telephone between the hours of 8:30am and 5:00pm, on all working days. The Center is closed on Dutch holidays and the week between Christmas and New Year’s.

The Fulbright Center
Westerdoksdijk 215
1013 AD  Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Telephone: (31) 20-531-5930
E-mail: info@fulbright.nl


CURRENT NAF-FULBRIGHT FELLOWS
A SAMPLING OF PAST FELLOWS

 

 NAF EDUCATION LOAN PROGRAM

The NAF provides three-year interest-free loans to eligible students and professionals enrolling in Advance Studies (Post Baccalaureate) in either the United States or the Netherlands. Only U.S. or Dutch citizens may apply.

Prospective borrowers must submit a completed application form, a curriculum vitae, two references, proof of acceptance at an institution of higher learning, and arrange for co-signers of the loan agreement (one co-signer for loans up to and including $10,000; two co-signers for loans over $10,000). 


ACADEMIC PROGRAM

Loan will be given to students pursuing study or research in an advanced academic degree program at an accredited institution of higher learning.


Maarten van Hengel Study Loan Program
Please note that the Foundation is accepting application from eligible students to be reviewed four times in a year. Applicants may apply for up to $20,000. To view the press release, click here.


Mark Pigott Education Fund Loan Program
Dutch and American NAF-Fulbright Fellows are eligible to apply for up to $15,000 to supplement their NAF-Fulbright grants. To view press release, please click here


NAF Study Loan Program
Study loans available up to $10,000 for a year of academic study or research. Students attending summer graduate education programs may also apply. The maximum loan for a summer program is $2,000.

TRAINING PROGRAM

The NAF also considers requests from individuals who are enrolled in one or more courses with the intent of developing a skill or specific technical expertise. The course of study must culminate with the award of a diploma or certificate. The maximum loan amount for a year of advanced training is $3,000.

Applicants must provide evidence of having been accepted by an academic or training institution before the loan is awarded. In exceptional circumstances, a second loan may be considered in a subsequent year.


HOW TO APPLY

The Education Committee reviews proposals three times annually. Please note that meeting dates are approximate. As of 2015, applications will reviewed only twice annually, in April and May.

Date of meeting         Deadline to submit application
Mid of April                     March 1
Mid of May                      April 1
Mid of September         August 1


All loan applications must be completed in English and are available in Adobe Acrobat PDF (781KB) format.

To be considered, please submit the following:

A completed application form by mail, please do not submit your application by email.

Two letters of recommendation. Each letter must be enclosed in a sealed envelope signed across the seal by the recommender. The letters should be submitted with the signed application directly to the NAF office.

A resume or CV

A copy of your offer of admission to an academic program in the United States or the Netherlands, if available.

ADDRESS FOR APPLICATIONS
The Netherland-America Foundation
82 Wall Street, Suite 709
New York, NY 10005-3600

REVIEW PROCESS
The Education Committee meets to review loan applications only four times a year. Please submit your application for review at least four to six months prior to your commencement of study.

The NAF is developing a trainee program with corporate sponsorship for new and recent Dutch and U.S. Fulbright Fellows, those who have graduated from college and graduate school and young professionals under the auspices of its education or cultural grants.

2013 LOAN RECIPIENTS

Christine Marie Gerpheide, Computer Science, Technische Universiteit Delft, $7,500

Maria Hengeveld, Human Rights, Columbia University, $10,000

David Lee, Urbanism, Technische Universiteit Delft, $10,000

Wouter Takkenberg, Global Human Development, Georgetown University, $10,000
Wouter Takkenberg, Global Human Development, Georgetown University, $2,000

Kevin Justin Gooley, Environmental & Infrastructural Planning, University of Groningen, $10,000

Daan Archer, Managment, MIT Sloan, $14,000

Mirte Becker, Design, Parsons The New School of Design, $19,000

Khadya El Ayoubi, Business & Finance Law, George Washington University, $20,000

Melvin Ricardo Tjon Akon, Law, University of Chicago, $20,000

Sammi Resh-Dor Vanderstok, Business Administration, Erasmus University, $20,000

Vipasha Bansal, International Law, Columbia University, School of Law, $20,000

Eugene Andrew Kim, Music Composition, Royal Dutch Conservatory, $20,000

Christina Leigh Winters, Forensic Psychology, Maastricht University, $20,000

Kathy Nguyen, International Administration, Leiden University, $20,000

Elsien van Pinxteren, Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University, $20,000

Anil Can, Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical Center, Massachussetts General Hospital, $20,000
 

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