Basic Grant

The basic grant is intended for minor expenses to promote the quality and professionalism of Dutch tuition at universities abroad.

Examples include the procurement of books and teaching materials, reference works, literature, subscriptions to magazines, equipment and other material provisions. This grant can also be used to invite guest speakers and fund small-scale Dutch studies events. The basic grant is not intended to pay or top up the salaries of staff members or administrative staff. Neither can registration costs nor travel expenses for seminars, colloquia or refresher training activities organised by the Union for the Dutch Language for lecturers be paid from the basic grant.

The grant will be awarded, on application, to Dutch studies departments with at least one lecturer of Dutch accredited by the Union for the Dutch Language.

How much?
The amounts granted vary from € 1,500, € 2,500, € 3,500 to € 5,000, depending on the size of the Dutch department.

More information
Applications must be submitted before 1 December, prior to the next budget year. Application forms have to be completed in Dutch. Forms in other languages will not be accepted. For more information, please have a look at the original text in Dutch.

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