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1 Fulbright/NAF Pediatric Cancer Award

Accepted Degree Levels
Grant Period
9 Months
No Pre-Departure Orientation
Award Profile

The Netherland-America Foundation supports special grants to benefit pedatric cancer research.

Grant Period

9 Months

Applications for grants of 6 to 9 months, starting September 1, will be considered.

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

Candidate Profile

Graduates or students from schools of medicine and students pursuing graduate studies or research in the basic clinical or pharmaceutical sciences with application to the field of oncology will be considered. Also students in biomedical sciences, psychology and other fields are considered, if their research is in the field of pediatric cancer.

Accepted Degree Levels




Foreign Language Proficiency

Not Required

Additional Information: Dutch language proficiency is not required, but is useful at the time of arrival. Some study of Dutch prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community. University lectures are in both English and Dutch.

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: No


Applicants are responsible for arranging their own affiliations. A good starting point is one of the following 8 pediatric oncology centers. 

  1. Emma Kinderziekenhuis AMC - Amsterdam
  2. UMC Groningen Koningin Beatrix Kinderkliniek - Groningen
  3. Willem-Alexander Kinder- en Jeugdcentrum - Leiden
  4. UMC St. Radboud Kinderziekenhuis - Nijmegen
  5. ErasmusMC - Sophia Kinderziekenhuis - Rotterdam
  6. VU Medisch Centrum - Amsterdam
  7. Wilhelmina Kinderziekenhuis - Utrecht
  8. Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology - Utrecht

Affiliation Fees/Tuition

Please see this link for grant amounts. No tuition fees will be charged.


U.S. students currently residing in the Netherlands will not be considered for any awards to the Netherlands.

In addition, U.S. students with both U.S. and Dutch citizenship will not be considered. 

Special Application Instructions

In your Embark on-line application, Question #22 Award Name please select NAF Childhood Cancer Research from the drop down menu.


Dependent support is not available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Linda Pietersen