Call for joint proposals for Refresher Courses - Orange Knowledge Programme

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Deadline 13 November 2019 – Joint proposals between Dutch training providers and requesting organisations in all countries of the Orange Knowledge Programme.


The requesting organisation must be located in one of the participating countries of the Orange Knowledge Programme.

Country priority theme & focus areas

Please note that there are priority themes and focus areas for each country. Only proposals in those themes and areas will be eligible for funding.

Country Focus document Orange Knowledge Programme‌ (249.5 kB).


The Orange Knowledge Programme Refresher Course is meant to improve the overall functioning of an organisation by training a selected group of staff. The courses contribute to the institutional development of the alumni’s employing organisations, prolong the impact of the original training and educate alumni on the latest trends in their field of knowledge, combined with skills education to be able to bring the newly gained knowledge into practice.

Training candidates

You can apply for funding for group training if your course focuses on groups of candidates who:

  • work at national and/or local organisations such as ministries, secondary vocational or TVET institutions, universities, private sector organisations, commissions or NGOs;
  • are a national or resident of and work in one of the partner countries of the programme;
  • are in a position to put the knowledge of the course into practice.

At least 60% of the candidates must have followed a course under NFP, NICHE or OKP.

Who can submit proposals?

Dutch institutions for secondary or higher vocational or academic education or other types of organisations that provide training courses, together with requesting organisations, such as education and training institutions, GOs, NGOs, SMEs.

Available funding

The available funding for this deadline is € 1,200,000. The maximum subsidy is € 75,000 per Refresher Course.

For this round the following budget division applies:

  • Full programme countries: 60%
  • Compact plus programme countries: 25%
  • Compact programme countries: 15%

See an overview of countries per category.

Co-funding for some countries

The Orange Knowledge Programme is a co-funding programme. This means that a contribution (a percentage of total costs involved) from the requesting organisation in the OKP country is compulsory for Lower Middle-Income Countries and Upper Middle-Income Countries (DAC list of ODA recipients). Consult the Country Focus Document Orange Knowledge Programme‌ (249.5 kB) for more information.

Closing date for submission

13 November 2019, 11:00 am CEST.

Upload documents

Prepare the three documents in the prescribed Nuffic formats: a joint proposal, a budget and a Checklist Organisational Capacity Assessment (COCA; only for the Dutch provider). Please also add the CVs of all proposed resource persons (there is no prescribed format).

  1. Refresher Courses Application form - Orange Knowledge Programme‌ (919.8 kB)
  2. Budget form - Orange Knowledge Programme‌ (41.0 kB)
  3. COCA form - Orange Knowledge Programme‌ (81.9 kB)

Web application Delta

All TMT proposals must be submitted via our web application Delta. We have prepared a manual to guide you through the application process.

Delta User Manual – RC - Orange Knowledge Programme‌ (350.7 kB)

You can submit your proposal if you have all the information required for your application complete and ready.

Submit your joint proposal

Avoid submitting your proposal on the last day of the deadline. We do not accept documents sent by email.

General conditions for group trainings

By participating in the Refresher Course programme a Dutch training provider agrees with the terms and conditions stated in the general conditions:

Grant obligations and conditions – group training‌ (371.4 kB)

Do you still have questions? Please contact us via email: or +31 70 4260 260 (Nuffic Public Information Centre).

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