The Danida Fellowship Centre is a self-governing institution founded in 1990 under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.
While the Ministry of Foreign Affairs directs policy and strategy, the Danida Fellowship Centre administers Danida’s grants to development research and research capacity building, and coordinates Danida Alumni Network. We are also responsible for planning and offering studies and training modules to strengthen the capacity of the partner institutions that Denmark collaborates with in low-income and emerging economies.
Until 2016 year, the research grants and training modules that we offered were aligned to the needs of the programmes and partnerships supported by Denmark in Danida priority countries. In 2017, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs mandated the Danida Fellowship Centre to offer learning courses and research projects under the new Strategic Sector Cooperation Facility and thereby contribute to strengthen the bilateral relations with selected emerging economies of strategic importance to Denmark.
Danida Fellowship Centre has a permanent staff of twenty and is governed by a Board of Directors appointed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
You find more information about us in our DFC brochure that also includes a summary of what we did in 2017
DFC BROCHURE (PDF)
Located in the heart of Frederiksberg in Central Copenhagen, the Centre administers and hosts hundreds of research and study stays for Danida fellows on an annual basis.