Comenius grant application support
The Comenius programme offers a great opportunity to develop new innovative educational projects that are in line with Leiden’s educational vision (Learning@LeidenUniversity).
In addition to support from the central office when applying, faculty support is also available. The educational advice and quality assurance team is happy to discuss ideas and draft versions with you. Apply for help quickly, because the letter of intent must be submitted by the beginning of September.
The Comenius programme
The Comenius programme is a governmental educational innovation programme aimed at innovating and improving education. The programme is divided into three types of grants:
- The Comenius Teaching Fellows (€ 50,000, one-year small-scale project)
- The Comenius Senior Fellows (€ 100,000, two-year faculty project)
- The Comenius Leadership Fellow (€ 250,000, three-year university project).
Further information about the procedure and themes can be found on the NWO funding pages. The deadlines for the letters of intent are 1,3 and 8 September, depending on the programme, so please check the information via the links.
Successful applicants 2020
For the fifth time, calls for the Comenius programme have been released. Leiden University wants to stimulate the number of nominations and to further increase the quality of the nominations. Last year, during the Comenius round 2020, five applications from Leiden University were honoured, three of which were for Humanities. Anne Marieke van der Wal-Rémy (LUIH) and Hossam Ahmed (LIAS) received a Teaching Fellowship and Lettie Dorst (LUCL) a Senior Fellowship.
The university offers support with writing the application (from ICLON and the central SEA department). For the Comenius Senior Fellow programme, this support will consist of help with writing the proposal and discussing content with the lecturer. In addition, support (tips and tricks, help with the draft version) is offered for the Comenius Teaching Fellow grants. In addition to support from central, faculty support is also available, coordinated by Sanne Arens of the educational advice and quality assurance team. Please contact her before 17 August 2020 to discuss your ideas.
More information and the conditions for applying for the Comenius programme can be found here.
Hopefully we will be able to repeat the positive results of the 2020 round and get one or more applications accepted in 2021!
Questions or further information? Contact Sanne Arens via firstname.lastname@example.org, +31 71 527 64 13