The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (MFA) provides grants for development research activities as part of Denmark’s international development cooperation. The MFA invites applications in 2017 for grants related to research collaboration projects. The funding is conditional of the Danish Parliament’s approval of the 2017 Finance Bill.
Two research windows have been set up for grants for research with partners in either Danida priority countries or for research with partners in growth and transition countries involved in the programme “Partnering with Denmark. The Calls are available at DFC’s website, link: http://dfcentre.com/research/calls-for-applications/
Window 1 relates to for research collaboration projects with partners in Danida priority countries.
These are currently Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Myanmar, Niger, Palestine, Somalia, Tanzania, and Uganda. Research-based institutions in Denmark, Ghana, and Tanzania are eligible to apply.
Window 2 relates to research collaboration projects in the following growth and transition countries: Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Colombia, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Myanmar, South Africa, Turkey, and Vietnam. Only research-based institutions in Denmark are eligible to apply for Window 2 research grants and only in partnership with research institutions in the partner countries mentioned above.
The deadline for submission of applications (Phase 1, prequalification) to both Windows is March 3, 2017 at 12:00 hrs. (Danish Time).
All potential applicants are invited to information meetings at which the MFA, the Consultative Research Committee for Development Research (FFU), and the Danida Fellowship Centre (DFC) will provide information about the requirements and procedures for the phase 1 and phase 2 applications. The meetings will be held in Copenhagen on the 15th December 2016, in Aarhus on the 19th December 2016, in Dar es Salaam on the 13th January 2017, and in Accra on the 1st February 2017.
The Danida Fellowship Centre (DFC) administers the MFA’s support to development research. Questions or queries should be directed to DFC at firstname.lastname@example.org