- next deadline for submitting project proposals is 1 December 2017 -
Please note, we have updated the application form: download here!
If you have passed the self test and the position is in compliance with the basic YEP criteria, draft your project proposal. More information can be found in the Guidelines for organisations.
Your final proposal can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposals can be submitted throughout the year, however the assessment and rating of the proposals occurs three times a year. When submitting, make sure that you have attached all of the necessary documents to the proposal to prevent any delay of your application. After you have submitted your proposal, you should receive a confirmation of receipt within 48 hours. If you have not received a confirmation of receipt, please contact the YEP Programme Bureau.
The YEP Programme Bureau will check whether the proposal is complete and meets the basic requirements set by YEP. The Programme Bureau will give feedback to the organisation within 10 calender days after the deadline for project proposals. Applicants are granted 7 calendar days to supplement incomplete project proposals. Please note that incomplete proposals that are not supplemented in time are not processed further.
You will receive notification if your proposal is in compliance with all of the criteria and requirements. Three times a year, after the deadline, the YEP Programme Bureau uses four qualitative assessment criteria to assess the proposals that meet the criteria. Proposals need to be awarded a minimum of 105 points out of 145. These criteria can be found in the guidelines for organisations.
If your proposal is approved, contracts will be drafted and signed with the YEP Programme Bureau. Hereafter, either:
1. Matchmaking will take place between the organisation and potential Young Experts by the YEP Programme Bureau. The organisation will ultimately make the decision for the candidate. Click here for more information on the selection process of the YEP Programme Bureau.
2. The Programme Bureau will (Skype)-interview the submitted preferred local and Dutch candidates to approve them into YEP. The Programme Bureau must give their approval for the candidate in order to officially approve them as Young Experts.
The training weeks for all of the Young Experts will commence approximately 2-3 months after the set deadline for applications.