Deadline for applications

The deadline for applications from Dutch providers is available on the country page below.

Open calls

There are 2 open calls for the following countries:

Please note that another call for Algeria, Morocco and Iran closed recently.


For each call, there is a maximum budget of 75.000 Euro.

What is a Tailor-Made group training?

This Tailor-Made group training (TMT) is part of the Mena Scholarship Programme (MSP). It means to improve the overall functioning of organisations by training a selected group of staff members. A TMT can solve knowledge and skills challenges by specifically targeting capacity needs of an organisation in the MENA region.

If your Dutch organisation meets the criteria you can submit an application to be training provider.

Target group and critirea

The Dutch training provider should:

  • agree with the grant obligations & conditions (375.6 kB)
  • have a proven track record of providing training in the requested topic
  • give the training themself, an intermediary organisation cannot apply for funding and is not allowed to give the training;
  • have sufficient organisational and financial capacity, as proven in a COCA form.

If you intend to apply for funding please immediately arrange your COCA as it might take some time. It is valid for one year, so you can also use it for future applications. You do not need to fill in a new COCA form if you still have a valid COCA form.

Please use our form: Checklist Organisational Capacity (COCA) (96.48 kB) , and submit your COCA form by email to

How can I apply?

Step 1
You need to submit your training proposal, with the necessary attachments, by sending it to You can find formats for all the documents on this page under ‘Documents’.

A proposal for Tailor-Made Training consists of 4 types of documents, 3 of which are to be prepared in the prescribed Nuffic formats: a proposal form, a budget form and a Checklist Organisational Capacity Assessment 'COCA' (obligatory only for the Dutch providing organisation and only if there is no valid COCA registered yet. Next to these, please add the CVs of all proposed experts to your proposal as well (there is no prescribed format for these).

Step 2
After you have submitted your proposal we check if it is complete, meets the basic criteria listed above and that no information is missing.

Step 3
The local organisation that requests a training assesses all proposals and sends us their assessment.

Step 4
We make a final assessment taking into account the ranking based on the scores of the proposals by local organizations.

Step 5
We make a selection and send a grant award to the selected training provider. The selection will be available within 3 weeks after the application deadline , depending on the necessary COCA checks.

Please contact us via email: or call +31 70 4260 203.

Provisional deadline overview


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