Submit your project proposal here

From 2023, we would like to receive all project proposals online: 

  1. Complete the form below with general information about your project proposal
  2. After submission of this form, you (the contact person) will receive an email with instructions to upload all required documents
  3. In addition, the supervisor and mentor will receive an email with a link to sign our Privacy Statement and GDPR Data Privacy Policy
  4. After submitting documents, you will receive a confirmation by email, and more information about the next steps

Please note that all required documents should be uploaded before the upcoming deadline: 22 October.

In case you would like to apply for more than one YEP position, please submit a separate application for each YEP position. You can submit your new project proposal at any time. However, the YEP Programme Bureau collects all new submissions after the above mentioned deadline, and we will get back to you then.

Please note that each batch is limited to a maximum number of YEP positions (divided over the YEP divisions Water/Agrofood/Energy). The project proposals received per batch ofter exceed the number of available positions. All proposals will be assessed, the proposals with the highest scores will be granted access to the new batch first. For review criteria, please check the document Guidelines Organisations, paragraph 8.4 on page 24, and article 7P on page 10 of the 'subsidiebeschikking' (in Dutch only).

For questions about the proposal procedure contact [email protected].
For more information about criteria and conditions, financial support, responsibilities and YEP positions, please read the document Guidelines for organisations.


Has this proposal been submitted before in a previous round?
(please highlight the added and/or changed text in the proposal)
Have you employed a Young Expert before?
Have you had the introduction meeting with the YEP Office?
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For which sector(s)?

(not subsidised, read more)
Duration of placement
of Young Expert
Number of YEP positions for this round
Each year, you can apply for a maximum of 5 Dutch and 3 national Young Expert positions
Young Expert

Birth date

Highest education level
Gender in passport
Contact person
Confirmation mail will be send to this address
Type of organisation
Where did you first hear about YEP?
Contribution to YEP themes (max. 3)
Renewable Energy:
Contribution to which SDGs (max. 3)
Please note: All YEP projects are considered to contribute to SDG 17
Contribution to Climate Action? (max. 3)
These indicators are selected based on information provided by IGG - Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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Upon submitting this proposal, you will receive an email where you can upload the necessary documents for this proposal. Please note that this needs to be done before the upcoming proposal deadline.