Central fellowship funds must primarily support training activities of a political, strategic or technical, innovative nature that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, embassies, and programmes/projects in programme countries may want to promote.
Central fellowship funds may furthermore be used for training activities of a political, strategic nature for participants from countries of specific interest to Denmark. Applicants from these countries may also participate in the activities initiated for participants from programme countries.
The training activities can take place in the region or in Denmark.
DFC is the implementing agency of all training financed by central fellowship funds. DFC shall also be involved in the planning of new training activities.
The below regulations will govern training activities financed by central fellowship funds:
Training activities must primarily take place in the programme country or in the region.
The regulations mentioned under 4 might serve as an inspiration for programme/project funded training activities.
Tailor-made training acitivites in Denmark
When programme/project-funded training activities are carried out in Denmark, DFC shall be involved in the planning of the course/studies at an early stage to ensure homogeneity and quality of the training. DFC is an important source of information regarding study fees, content and quality assurance of studies, budget figures, living conditions in Denmark etc.
Since programmes/projects are the allocating authorities, fellowships shall be granted by the programmes/projects. Programmes/projects shall initiate the filling-in of fellowship forms including endorsement by the programme/project confirming availability of funds for the training and procedure of payment.
Post-graduate training at Danish universities or university collegesOften, Danish universities or university colleges offering post-graduate studies taught in English have their own application forms to be filled in. In this case, applications authorized by the programme/project/embassy must be forwarded to the place of study for approval of applicants’ technical qualifications. The place of study or the Danida programme/project informs DFC about approved applicants, and programmes/projects forward directly to DFC filled-in fellowship forms and a letter from the programme/project confirming availability of funds for the training and procedure of payment.
All applications must reach DFC 3 months before start of study/course.
When training activities are taking place in Denmark, and as such are administered by DFC, fellows are covered by the DFC insurance. Programmes/projects must, however, see to that fellows are insured during regional studies/courses.
As regards training activities taking place in another industrialised country than Denmark, programmes/projects are welcome to contact DFC for advice. DFC has entered into agreements of cooperation with relevant institutions in e.g. the United Kingdom and France.
DFC is working for sustaining development through research and learning.
The fellowship programme gives fellows, who are affiliated with Danish development assistance, enhanced qualifications to work in their home country.
DFC ensures that it is high quality training and that the studies are relevant.
DFC is responsible for the administration of all Danida funded development research projects.
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