SURF Open and Online Education Stimulus Package


The Ministry of Education, Culture and Research together with SURF published the Open and Online Education Stimulus Package to enhance education innovation. This is a grant opportunity for lecturers who would like to improve their teaching quality by using tools and technics or by sharing and reusing materials with their professional community.

Stimulus package consists of two pillars:

Pillar 1: Online Education

Encourage the use of online forms of education.

Annual theme for projects starting in 2022 will be 'the optimal blend': innovating education through the use of ICT, with a well thought through course design at its basis, aiming to achieve an optimal blend of online and on-campus learning activities.

Pillar 2: Open Educational Resources

Encourage the sharing, reuse and development of open educational resources within communities of teachers across institutions.

Quick Facts




Annual theme

The optimal blend


Collaboration with other institutions

Possible, not obligatory


Budget per project (eur)

Max 100.000

Max 175.000

Total budget (eur)



Length of project

12-24 months

12-24 months

Project start

1 May-1 Sept 2022

1 May-1 Sept 2022


Internal TU Delft process

TU Delft Education & Student Affairs coordinates the internal process of applying for this grant.

A one pager proposal, which describes the basic idea of your project, should be submitted to teachingacademy email address (see button below to download form).

One-pagers will be reviewed on

  • their fit in the scope and conditions of the Stimulus Package (stimuleringsregeling),
  • an estimate of the chances of success of the proposal when assessed by the NRO (topic for instance) and
  • their fit in the main priorities of TU Delft (such as TU Delft Strategic Framework, Digital Excellence for Education programme, and the Open Science programme) and in other TU Delft developments.

The one-pager proposals that received a positive advice to continue with writing the full proposal will be supported by the Executive Board with a Letter of Intent. 

Image: Submitting process

Important dates in 2021-2022

17 June 2021, 14:00 - 15:30

SURF Webinar "Basics of the Stimulus package"  Sign up

1 July 2021, 11:00 - 12:00

TU Delft information session: highlighting the basics of the Stimulus package, exploring the themes, discussion & idea sharing  Sign up

1 September - 15 December 2021

Application period, submission via DUS-I

14 September 2021

10:00 - 11:00

TU Delft information session: highlighting the basics of the Stimulus package, exploring the themes, discussion & idea sharing  Sign up

16 September 2021,

10:00 - 11:30

SURF Webinar " Test your idea for the stimulus package" (in Dutch) Sign up

27 September 2021  

TU Delft Deadline to submit the one-pager by sending it to 

7 October 2021, 13:00-14:30

SURF Webinar "From idea to project proposal for the stimulus package" (In Dutch) Sign up

1 December 2021

Deadline: Apply for a Letter of Intent from the Executive Board via the Teaching Academy

15 December 2021

SURF Deadline to submit full proposal via DUS-I

24 January 2022

Message/Announcement of the pre-selection of proposals and planning of interviews 

2,3,4 February 2022

Interviews committee

22 February 2022 Concept advice to project submitters
24 February 2022 Deadline for any responses to draft advice (omissions / inaccuracies)
1 May 2022 Subsidy decision by Minister of Education, Culture and Science
19 May 2022 Kick-off meeting project leaders
Between 1 May - 1 Sept 2022 Start of the projects


Useful links

Upcoming and recorded SURF webinars can be found here

Practical information on 2021-2022 calls consists of:

  • Checklist
  • Conditions of Application
  • Detailed planning
  • Template for the proposal and the project budgeting
  • Template for the Letter of intent from the CvB
  • Assessment framework 
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