Call for ambitious professionals!


We are open for expressions of interest from ambitious Dutch and Indonesian professionals, aged 29 to 39. Your skills and experience have seen you reach new heights in your career. By joining the Innovation Lab, you you’ll see another side of your professional and personal self. If you are interested in social issues, and want to do more than donate to charity but don’t know where to start, you’re not alone. With the Innovation Lab, you can use your professional skills to contribute in further developing the impact of an ambitious nonprofit organization, and gain skills from other capable participants. Through innovative co-creation, sharing skills, resources, and expertise can help both parties to flourish –your business skills can go further than you think.

The Innovation Lab will take place in Jakarta and Cirebon, Indonesia from April 26th until May 5th. As all expenses during our Innovation Lab are covered by the Frans Seda Foundation, we expect our Fellows to commit a certain amount of time to working with us. In general, this means all preparation meetings during the period leading up to the Innovation Lab and for the length of the Innovation Lab, though the more time a Frans Seda Fellow can put in, the more it’ll get out of our program.

Who we are

The Frans Seda Foundation was founded in 2012, and was named after the highly revered Indonesian statesman Frans Seda (1926–2009). The Foundation is inspired by his lifelong commitment to balanced, non-discriminatory and respectful national and international relationships. Throughout his life, Frans Seda strived to build bridges between islands, religions and nations, believing the importance of an equitable development.

Through focused projects like scholarships, studies and seminars the Foundation aspires to create opportunities for talented young leaders from Indonesia and The Netherlands to understand the challenges resulting from differences in social, religious and economic backgrounds. Aligned with the current global development framework; the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Foundation also hopes to foster peaceful and just societies, address the root causes of inequality, and meet the universal need for development to attain global common good

The Innovation Lab, offers nonprofit organizations access to the strategic support they need to widen their impact and become more efficient, effective and sustainable. We do this by harnessing and matching the talents of young Dutch and Indonesian leaders – we call them Frans Seda Fellows – to collaborate and co-create solutions in a one-week, intensive workshop in Indonesia.

How to apply

Step 1  Download and read the Innovation Lab Information Brochure for Dutch and Indonesian professionals

Step 2  Submit your application via our online application form.

Step 3  We’ll contact shortlisted candidates to set up an interview

Step 4  If successful, we’ll start working together towards the Innovation Lab, and match you with a nonprofit organization accordingly

Step 5  Following this first project, we’ll evaluate our collaboration and explore with you

whether there are any other ways we can continue to work together.


More information can be found in our brochure which can be downloaded here: 2019 FSF Innovation Lab Information Brochure for Dutch and Indonesian Professionals.


Before you apply, please make sure that you have read and understood the information provided by FSF in the above mentioned brochure! Have you done that? Great! You can now apply via our online application form. Good luck!


Deadline for applications is: 31 January 2019

If you have any questions about the Innovation Lab or the application form, please contact Rennie Roos via