The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) will provide fully funded fellowships to successful applicants.
To strengthen the capacity of broadcast, print and online journalists and of the organisations they work for to use the Internet for the purposes of research, publication and distribution.
The Internet is an exciting medium for journalists and media organisations. Journalists can find a wealth of information, previously difficult to obtain, which can help them in their research and in keeping abreast of events and trends.
The speed of the internet and its growing ubiquity (thanks also to the rise of mobile phones) means that it is increasingly for journalists the first medium on which their stories appear.
On the internet they can present their news stories in new and attractive ways, supported by additional background material, using a variety of media, and stored in dossiers and archives for later retrieval.
The rapid evolution of interactive technologies and social media also mean that, more than ever, journalists can engage with their audiences and readers.
Who can apply?
All RNTC’s courses are targeted at media professionals from developing countries and countries in transition.
If you are working for a media organisation, or an organisation working with the media, you can apply.
For all courses, the following requirements apply:
There are no restrictions on the age of the applicants or on the maximum number of participants from one given organisation or country. For most courses, there are additional requirements, related to the course content.
Netherlands Fellowship Programme
The Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) is a demand-driven fellowship programme designed to foster capacity building within organisations by providing training and education to their mid-career staff members.
NFP-fellowships cover your travel costs, accommodation and course fee. NFP is funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the budget for development co-operation, and run by NUFFIC, the Netherlands Organisation for International Cooperation in Higher Education.
Half of the available fellowships are awarded to women, and simultaneously, half of the available budget is spent on candidates from sub-Saharan Africa.
Apart from this, priority is given to candidates from deprived groups and/or from marginalized regions.