Applications for Comenius grants 2021 at the Nationale Regieorgaan Onderwijsonderzoek (NRO)

Comenius programme
The Comenius programme enables teachers, in the style of the name giver of the programme, to bring their vision of education into practice. In the coming years, the Comenius programme will continue to grow into a programme that enables a wide range of educational innovations each year. By showing a visible appreciation of excellent and passionate teaching, the government also explicitly wants to contribute to more diverse careers of lecturers and researchers at higher education institutions and universities.

Types of grants
Within the Comenius programme there are three types of grants. For each grant, different requirements apply to the employability, position and experience of the main applicant.

  • Teaching Fellows, for an innovation within a course or educational component (50,000 euros).
  • Senior Fellows, for innovation within an entire course or educational component (100,000 euros).
  • Leadership Fellows, for an innovation aimed at one or more faculties, or an entire institution (500,000 euros).

Themes for 2021
The Minister has announced the themes for 2021.
These are:

  1. The first hundred days of the student
  2. Working on social issues
  3. Successful graduation
  4. Free theme – sustainable for the future

More information on the themes for 2021.

Call for proposals
Read the call for proposals.

Deadlines for declarations of intent
For the submission of an application it is mandatory to submit a declaration of intent and a prior notification .

Deadline Letter of intent: 8 September 2020, 14:00 CE(S)T
Deadline for pre-registration: 6 October 2020, 14:00 CE(S)T
Deadline completed application: 12 January 2021, 14:00 CE(S)T

Help needed with applying for a Comenius grant?
More information is available via Marrij Zeeman (SOZ): She is available for advice and can provide support to make the proposal as successful as possible. More VU specific information can be found on VUnet.

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