NFP Fellowships for Training Course in Peace building and Local Governance

The Netherlands organisation for international cooperation in higher education (NUFFIC) offers the opportunity to apply for a fellowship for this training course, as part of the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) for short courses. This course will be held from 5 to 16 November 2012 in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Questions addressed in this course are: How should central and local government relations be shaped? How can basic services be delivered and economic opportunities be created in a conflict sensitive manner? We will distil lessons from cases in countries and regions such as Afghanistan, Sudan and the Balkans and discuss issues such as starting points for projects, timing, geography and the impact of our programmes on peace and stability.

To be eligible for an NFP fellowship you must:

* be a mid-career professional with at least three years’ relevant work experience;

* be a national of, and working and living in one of the countries on the NFP country list valid at the time of application;

* be nominated by your employer, who pledges to continue paying your salary and guarantees that you will be able to return to the same or an equivalent position at the end of your fellowship period;

* have been unconditionally admitted by a Dutch institution to one of the Master’s degree programmes or Short courses on the 2012-2013 course list, or have agreed upon a PhD research proposal with the Dutch institution. This means that you must have met all the academic requirements set by the Dutch institution;

* not already have received an NFP fellowship for a master’s degree programme or a PhD fellowship.

* not already have received two NFP fellowships for a short course and you must not have already received a fellowship in the year preceding your application.

Scholarship Deadline: 1 May 2012

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