Honours Kickstart Fund

Funding for honours education

The Honours Programme Delft continuously expands and innovates on its course and project base. This keeps the programme rigorous and challenging for all honours bachelor and master students.

TU Delft professors and/or staff can now apply for funding from the Honours KickStart Fund. They can request a maximum amount of €5000 for the development of new courses, or upgrading of existing ‘regular’ courses to be offered within the honours programme. Courses can be offered within the faculty or interdisciplinary part of the Honours Programme for bachelor or master students.

A total of 10 courses/projects applications will be awarded per year. There is no deadline for applying. Applications will be accepted on a rolling incoming basis. Project applications are judged and awarded by the Honours Programme Advisory Board.

In order to apply, please fill out the online application form. The Honours KickStart Fund is made possible by the University Fund Delft.



Please note that the Kick Start Fund programme ends december 2016. All applications have to be received by December 1st 2016.


Honours Kickstart Fund conditions:

  1. The fund pertains a one-time amount of maximum €5000 per course/project.
  2. This fund only covers course development costs.
  3. Only professors/staff directly employed by TU Delft can apply.
  4. The €5000 will be paid to the TU Delft departmental baancode of the TU Delft applicant.
  5. Payment will be made after the course/project has been developed (and prior to first time offering).
  6. The proposed course/project has to be in line with the exit qualifications of the Honours Programme Delft.
  7. The period of development of the course may take up to a maximum of 12 months.
  8. The faculty has the intention to offer the course/project at least three times within the Honours Programme Delft. Commitment is secured by the signature of the director of Education.
  9. The applicant and teacher of the course/project are required to participate in get-togethers (2 or 3 times per year) to report on development and experiences of the course/projects. Other teachers or representatives/contributors to the Honours KickStart Fund (through the Universiteitsfonds Delft) might also be invited to these meetings.
  10. Funding may be used to cover the hourly input of TU Delft personnel, student-assistants, purchasing materials necessary for the course, hiring external assistance as long as it applies to the development phase of the course/project.
  11. The subject of the course has to be tied to one of the following theme’s: sustainability, energy, health, infrastructure, mobility, (personal) leadership, information and communication technology

For questions, please contact Barbara Marx, Honours Programme Delft

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