Rules and Regulations

  1. The Lolle Nauta Foundation (LNF) is embedded in the Beagle Advice, Research and Development organization. The LNF can be called upon by African students, teachers at African universities and by African institutions for university education and research in order to promote the knowledge and expertise of child and family studies, pedagogics, education and developmental psychology in African countries with limited resources. The main goal of the LNF is to support (future) scientists from African countries of whom it can be expected that they will contribute to the further development in the fields of child and family studies, pedagogics, education and developmental psychology in their own country after finishing their education and training in and/or through co-teaching and co-supervising by senior European scientists.
  2. The LNF can be called upon by students and teachers from African universities for a study leave in a European university or research institute in order to obtain a degree at their own African university or to increase their expertise. Additionally, requests can be submitted for the support of schooling in the country of origin, or for a combination of an education at a European university and in the country of origin. African institutions for university education can also call upon the LNF for the innovation of their education, especially for utilizing the possibilities for distance education in connection with European institutions or researchers.
  3. A request submitted to the LNF will in every case comprise a brief description of the way in which the means requested will be used, a detailed financial plan, and a time line. The request will be accompanied by a letter of support from a senior researcher who also acts as mentor. This researcher is co-responsible for achieving the proposed aims. The letter of support will show how the quality and progression of the project will be ensured. With requests which span a period of more than 6 months an interim report will be requested every six months before funds will be granted for a new period.
  4.  LNF will determine its own modus operandi. It is not possible to appeal against any decisions made by LNF or Beagle.
  5. Decisions by the board for granting money from the LNF will be submitted to the two founders of LNF and they will examine the lawfulness and fruitfulness of the proposed spending.
  6. The founders of the LNF can submit changes to these rules and regulations.
  7. Any instance that these rules and regulations do not cover will be decided upon by the LNF founders.
  8. These rules and regulations will take effect immediately.

Agreed upon by the founders on January 8, 2022.

Marinus van IJzendoorn & Adriana Bus

Notes and Explanations to the Rules and Regulations of LNF

Re: 1

Support can be given through sponsoring individual African students and teachers and also through supporting innovative educational co-operative projects between European universities and African partners, relevant to the purpose of this fund. I.e. not attracting exceptional African students only in order to promote European research as much as possible or performing research on location by European scientists in order to satisfy their own scientific curiosity or to upgrade their research programme. Sending European students to African universities is also not part of the goals of this fund.

Re: 2

African students can request (a contribution towards) the costs for travel and living expenses and enrolment fees in a European university. They can also, for example, ask for a contribution toward the cost of learning tools or a computer in order to communicate interactively with European scientists from Africa. Using the e-library and interactive internet education can also be supported by the fund.

Re: 3

It is important that somebody takes co-responsibility for the proposed aims. It is also important to prevent dozens of requests coming in because administrative staff support is minimal. Therefore a senior researcher’s support letter is used as an additional ‘hurdle’. It should also, in case of failure, be possible to discontinue mid-process.