News archive - Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) Offers Fellowships for Mid-Career Professionals

The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) are fellowship programmes designed to promote capacity building within organizations in 60 developing countries by providing training and education to their mid-career staff members. 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 organizations. This by offering fellowships to mid-career professionals to improve the capacity of their employing organizations. The need for training has to be evident within the context of an organization.

Target group and priorities

The NFP is for mid-career professionals who are nationals of and working and living in one of the NFP countries. The country list cludes Albania, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244), the FYR of Macedonia and 56 other countries worldwide.

Employer support

The need for education and training must be linked to the institutional development of the organization the applicant is working for. This means that any applicant must be nominated by his or her employer. In fact, applications without employer support will not be considered.

NFP sub-programmes

The NFP offers several sub-programmes. Each sub-programme has a separate section on this website with information about eligibility criteria, application and selection and deadlines (if applicable):

Individual fellowships for:

Subsidies for Alumni activities:

Source and further information:


Geographical focus
  • Albania
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Kosovo*
  • Republic of North Macedonia

Entry created by Katarina Rohsmann on November 13, 2010
Modified on November 15, 2010