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Want to put your teaching innovation into practice with a Comenius grant?

25 May 2021

In these exceptional times, innovations in higher education are emerging faster than ever. Have you been inspired to take your innovation to the next level and does it deserve to be presented at national level? A Comenius grant enables you to pursue innovation projects that will contribute to the improvement of higher education. Sign up for the information session and start preparing for the new round of applications.

Information session 

Thinking about submitting an application for one of the Comenius grants? Or would you like to find out more about the programme? If so, make sure you put Thursday 27 May (from 3.15 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.) in your diary. That afternoon, Leiden University is organising an online information session to help you prepare for the forthcoming call for proposals. 

There are three types of Comenius grants: the Teaching Fellow grant, the Senior Fellow grant and the Leadership Fellow grant. Each year, three themes are selected for the Teaching and Senior Fellow grants, with a fourth free theme. The themes for the forthcoming call for proposals (2022) are:
•    Studying together on the hybrid campus
•    Student autonomy in flexible teaching
•    Transdisciplinary collaboration
•    Free theme covering the entire breadth of the ‘Fit for the Future’ Strategic

Agenda for Higher Education and Research

There are no specific themes for Leadership Fellow projects. These projects should stimulate the teaching ambitions of the university or university of applied sciences as formulated in the strategic (teaching) plan of the respective institution.

Teaching Fellow applications can be submitted by anyone who meets the criteria. Senior Fellow and Leadership Fellow applications are subject to a faculty selection procedure, as there is a limit to the number of applications that may be submitted per institution. As the allocation of grants for 2021 is not known yet, we currently do not know whether Leiden University will be able to submit Leadership Fellow applications during the next call.

It is expected that the calls for proposals for the 2022 Comenius programme will be published at the end of June or the beginning of July 2021. The deadlines for letters of intent are expected to be at the beginning of September 2021.

If you want to know more about the Comenius programme,  visit the Comenius programme webpage or the NRO website.


Thinking about submitting a proposal in the upcoming round? Or would you like more information about the procedure? Contact Anna Terra Verhage (Policy adviser at Strategy and Academic Affairs). You can register for the information session by contacting Jesca Zweijtzer.

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