1. Who may submit an application?
Anyone who organizes an activity that contributes to the objective of the NPO project may submit an application. This objective is to repair corona-induced delays in UU students cognitively, social-emotionally, and in terms of well-being.
2. Where can you apply for the money?
You can apply through this site. Faculty application forms will be received by the faculty. General application forms, will be received by the NPO project team.
3. What if you don't have a developed plan yet, but only an idea?
We are going to put idea boxes in various physical and digital places at the UU with a QR code where employees and students can send their ideas. Through brainstorm sessions with students and in different focus groups we will see which ideas we can develop into a concrete plan.
4. What is the maximum amount of funding that can be requested?
There is no maximum for an application. The total budget for themes 1 and 2 is approximately six million. We want to help as many students as possible.
5. Does an application always have to be submitted in advance or can it be submitted afterwards?
An application is submitted in advance. For projects that have already started in 2021 the application can also be submitted afterwards. Budgets that are spent in 2021 must be applied for by February 1, 2022 (or in consultation with the project managers).
6. Once an application is approved, how often should it be reported?
This depends on the duration of the project. This is this is determined mutually with the NPO Project team or the faculty. In smaller projects a report and accountability afterwards will be sufficient. There will be a standard form for the reports. This is still being developed. Projects that have already started will be informed about the way to report.
7. What is needed for the justification of a project application?
This depends on the size of the project. The financial justification does not have to be extremely detailed, but a distinction between human resources and materials is important. It is also important to be clear about the applicant's own contribution to the project. The government will ask for this in the final report. A standard form will be used to account for this.There will be a standard form for the justification.
8. How is the payment made?
This depends on the application and can be done in consultation.
9. Is there a predetermined distribution per faculty?
At this time, we do not believe that a distribution by faculty is necessary.
10. Does it have to be a one-time activity?
No, it does not have to be a one-time activity. The activity may also take place multiple times. However, if it is an activity or plan that will continue beyond the NPO project, it should be clearly stated how it is expected to be funded.
11. What is the duration of the activity?
This is not important. But for now, the NPO ends at the end of the academic year 2022-2023.
12. Who are in the project organization?
The coordination of the project lies within the Department of Academic Affairs. Anne Hamburger and Arjen van Vliet are the project managers. Anne is responsible for the administrative lines, networks and final reports. Arjen is responsible for the project team and several projects.They carry out this project by order of the Executive Board and can be reached via firstname.lastname@example.org.
The heads of Education and Student Affairs (Hoofden Onderwijs- en Studentzaken) of the various faculties, the student assessor of the Executive Board, an Information manager of ITS (for the projects with an IT component) and the NPO Project Team are in the Subsidy Committee.
13. What is the role and input of students?
Students are involved in NPO in many ways and are cordially invited to submit project proposals and initiatives. The following sessions will be organised in the near future:
14. What is the minimum amount of money you can apply for?
Through this application procedure, the minimum amount is 1000 Euros. There will be another application procedure for €50-1000 soon. Recognised UU student organisations will receive an amount to spend on the NPO goals in 2021-2022. Organisations up to 100 members receive 500 euros, organisations above 100 members receive 1000 euros. See this site. Student organisations that want to apply for extra projects or that have a project that exceeds this budget can submit an application via the forms.
15. What is the deadline for applying?
It is not possible to apply for sec the calendar year 2023. NPO runs in the academic years 2021-2022 and 2022-2023. Only applications that continue into 2023 can receive money for that calendar year under certain conditions.
16. How are student organisations involved in the NPO programme?
They can contribute ideas, submit applications, send in ideas, etc. See here for more information.