The Netherlands Initiative for Education Research (NRO) has a budget available through the Comenius programme. The programme is for lecturers who want to work on innovation and improvement of higher education in the Netherlands. All recipients of a Comenius scholarship are connected through the national ComeniusNetwork (website in Dutch).
Themes Comenius programme 2024
The themes for the Comenius Programme 2024 are:
- Education forms of the future
- Diversity and inclusion
- Connecting to the labour market
- Open theme
Within the open theme there is room for different types of projects that contribute to education improvement and innovation.
Three types of fellowships
The programme consists of three different scholarships: the Teaching Fellow, Senior Fellow, and Leadership Fellow. Depending on your experience you can apply for one of the scholarships. The deadlines for the new round of application will soon be announced during the call for proposals.
Comenius Teaching Fellowship
You have at least two years of experience in higher education and are thus at the start of your career in education. The scholarship allows you to innovate your own education on a project basis.
- Running time: maximum of 18 months
- Impact: course level
- Scholarship: €50.000
Comenius Senior Fellowship
You have at least five years of experience in higher education and you know how education is handled in your department or faculty. The scholarship helps you to work with a team of colleagues and students to implement your previously established vision.
- Running time: maximum of 30 months
- Impact: on a programme level and/or faculty level
- Scholarship: €100.000
- Maximum of 1 application per faculty per year
Comenius Leadership Fellowship
You have at least seven years of experience in education and possess obvious educational leadership skills. You have an impact on the educational climate of your institution. The scholarship allows you to provide an impulse for the educational ambitions of your institutions and serves as inspiration for other professionals in education.
- Running time: maximum of 42 months
- Impact: interfaculty level and/or institution level
- Scholarship: €500.000
- Maximum of 1 application per institution per year (or in case of a running project, after two years)