Frequently asked questions



   What to do?  

  1.  Question:  When I cannot upload documents on the START page?
     Answer:    Make sure your passport & employer's declaration are less than 1.5 MB 
  2.  Question: When I cannot move to the next page?
     Answer:   check wether you missed filling a required field.
  3.  Question:  When I cannot open or submit the application form?
     Answer 1:  Check whether  using another internet browser works. Try google chrome or modzilla. 
     Answer 2:  Towards the application deadline the site might be overloaded.  Try to fill the form   during a less busy time. 
  4.  Question:  I have filled my application form and submitted it but I did not receive an confirmation. 
    Answer:    After submitting your application you should receive a confirmation and summary of   your application.
     The confirmation email might have ended up in your junkmail folder, please check. 


  1. Question: Can I apply for these fellowships?
    Answer:  In order to qualify applicants should be working in and be a national of 
    OKP-NFP countries or MSP (MENA) countries.
    Applicants from MENA countries should be 45 years of age or younger.
    Eligible applicants should not be working for:
    -  multinational corporations (e.g. Shell, Unilever, Microsoft),
    -  large national and/or a large commercial organisations,
    -  bilateral donor organisations (e.g. USAID, DFID, Danida, Sida, Dutch ministry of Foreign affairs, FinAid, AusAid,  ADC, SwissAid),
    -  multilateral donor organisations, (e.g. a UN organisation, the World Bank, the IMF, Asian Development Bank,  African Development Bank, IADB),
    -  international NGO’s (e.g. Oxfam, Plan, Care).
    You can also check:  OKP-NFP information for fellowship applicants 
  2.  Question:  What to submit/upload in my fellowship application?
     -  employers's statement OKP-NFP & MSP format & valid passport 
     - For 
    certain countries and organisations  a Government authority statement is required.  
       You can download the statements here:
       OKP-NFP Government Authority Statement
       MSP-MENA Government Authority Statement 
       For more information you can check our fellowship pages, that can be accessed through the
       course web page. 
  3.  Question:  Can I submit the ICRA employer's declaration in my fellowship application? What to do?
     Answer:  ABSOLUTELY NOT, the OKP-NFP & MSP format is obligatory. 
  4.  Question:  I am not able to upload my employer's statement or passport! What to do?
     Answer:    Check whether your documents are in PDF and not more than 2 MB
  5.  Question:  I am not able to access the fellowship application form. What to do?
     Answer:    The ATLAS website for the fellowship applications might be overloaded.  
     So wait and try again later at a more quiet time. 
  6.  Question:  I am not able to submit my fellowship application. What to do?
     Answer:    Changing your internet browser to google chrome or modzilla might help or
     the documents you have uploaded are more than 2MB or not in PDF. 
  7.  Question:  I did not receive a confirmatio by email that I submitted my fellowship application. 
     Answer:    That is correct.  After submitting your application there will be only a pop-up showing   that you submitted your fellowship application.  Before actually submitting your application there is   a possibility to save it.



Last update:  26 January 2018

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