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 DUISENBERG SCHOOL OF FINANCE SCHOLARSHIP
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.
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The NAF provides three-year interest-free loans to eligible students and professionals enrolling in Advance Studies (Post Baccalaureate) in either the
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).
Loan will be given to students pursuing study or research in an advanced academic degree program at an accredited institution of higher learning.
Applicants may apply for up to $20,000. To view the press release, click here.
Applicants may apply for up to $20,000. To view the press release, click here.
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.
The Education Committee reviews proposals four times annually. Please note that meeting dates are approximate.
To be considered, please submit the following:
A completed application form by mail, please do not submit your application by email.
A resume or CV, which may be submitted as an e-mail attachment.
A copy of your offer of admission to an academic program in the United States or the Netherlands, if available, which may be submitted as an e-mail attachment.
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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.
2012 LOAN RECIPIENTS
Felipe Andres Aldana, Technische Universiteit Delft, Architecture, $20,000
Rachel Jean-Boeger Howell, Technische Universiteit Delft, Engineering & Policy Analysis, $20,000
Evgeni Aizenberg, Technische Universiteit Delft, Systems and Control, $20,000
Alexandra Beth Hensens, Cornell University, Public Affairs, $20,000
Jarrett Stephen Carter, Conservatorium van Amsterdam, $20,000
John Faria, Technische Universiteit Delft, Integrated Product Design, $20,000
Reina Elisabeth Blaauw, Temple University, MBA, $5,000
Lieke van Heumen, University of Illinois at Chicago, Disability Studies, $10,000
Saskia Elisabeth Westenberg, Georgetown University, Latin American Studies, $10,000
The NAF provides funding to institutions of higher education and other non-profit organizations for both undergraduate and graduate academic exchange programs, lecture series and other innovative programs that support the mission of the NAF.
Institutions either in the United States or the Netherlands may apply. Individuals are not eligible for these grants. Because funds are limited, the NAF urges applicants to explore additional avenues of sponsorship.
The NAF has no printed or downloadable application form for education grants.
For guidelines, please click here:
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Prospective applicants should send an initial letter of inquiry to the NAF that includes:
The NAF is particularly interested in supporting projects that continue work and partnerships initiated by past recipients of the NAF-Fulbright Fellowships and Educational Loan Programs.
If it is determined that the project falls within the NAF's current interests and priorities, a full proposal will be requested for further consideration. A full proposal should be sent to the NAF by November 15 of each year for consideration at the education committee's December meeting.
Selected projects will receive up to $10,000 per year for a period of not more than three years. All education grants are subject to annual reviews.
A full proposal should contain the following information:
A cover letter from an institutional official briefly summarizing the proposal's key points, the purpose and relevance of your request, and the total dollar amount requested.
A full proposal (no more than 10 pages) that contains:
Cover page: list the project's title, the name of the project director with contact information (e.g. phone, fax, e-mail), amount requested and the duration of the project
Project description: briefly state goals and objectives, project activities, relationship with any ongoing related projects and relevance to the mission of the NAF
Evaluation: describe how the project's effectiveness and success will be measured
Communications plan: describe the target audience and the steps needed to reach that audience.
Partners/collaborators (if any): identify and describe any partners or collaborators needed to achieve the project's objectives and how they will be of aid to the project
Total project budget: detail the full budget and identify any additional sources of support for the project. Please note that funds may not be requested for operating expenses (e.g. staff salaries, overhead, etc.), building campaigns or endowments. Submit one hard copy and one electronic copy of the cover letter and full proposal to:
The Netherland-America Foundation
We will acknowledge your application within two weeks of its receipt. We will contact you with questions or additional concerns.
All grant recipients must submit both annual and final project reports within three months of the end of the grant year or grant term, respectively. Although there is no specific form for project reports, please follow the guidelines provided below. Note that the report need not be lengthy - up to five pages is adequate.
Annual project reports should address progress made implementing the project during the past year. Problems, delays and departures from proposed procedures should be described. Include a summary of expenditures. Unexpended balances in the project account may be carried forward to the following year. If funds remain unexpended at the end of a grant's full term, a revised budget for the coming year should accompany the annual financial report. The Foundation has the right to issue a no-cost extension at its discretion.
Final project reports offer a cumulative overview of the project and are due at the end of the grant term. Please provide a concise and clear description of the project outcome , referring back to the original proposal and summarizing any successes, changes, problems and solutions. If any publications, papers or presentations have resulted from the project, please list these and attach copies. Describe any coverage in the media. Describe the outcomes and lessons learned from your communication efforts. A final financial report should be included along with any unexpended funds in a check payable to the NAF. Budgeted but unpaid funds will be rescinded.
Publications (including presentations) resulting from the project must acknowledge support by the NAF.
Proposals for Renewal
The Netherland Consulate General in New York:
In support of "The Boston Seminar": Reaching out to Duch Academics in the Northeast of the USA on April 8-9, 2011 at the Harvard Faculty Club.
To support "The Albertus C. Van Raalte Bicentennial International Conference" in Hope College, Holland, MI
EFR - Business Week:
To support travel cost of Mr. Michiel Vos to attend "EFR-Business Week" Conference in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
To support the Hofstra University/Erasmus University Graduate Student Financial Management Exchange Program.
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