Q&A related to the Phase 2 applications 2018 (updated continuously).
Separated below in the sections: Who can apply/partners – Theme – Assessment – E-application – Budget/What can be covered.
NB: Please note that it is not possible to make corrections to an e-application after it has been submitted, except for corrections related to the personal information.
WHO CAN APPLY/ PARTNERS:
Q: (W1) Can a Danida-funded organisation that is based in Denmark be involved as a partner or sub-contractor in a window 1 project? And if so, can or should they provide co-funding in cash or kind?
A: Yes. It is strongly encouraged to involve partners from the private sector and national authorities in the partner country or in Denmark in the research project, and grant funding can be used for their direct work input and expenses in relation to the project activities. Such partners are encouraged to contribute with additional resources (funding or in-kind) for the projects.
Q: Where do we find instructions for the Phase 2 applications? Being a prequalified applicant for Phase 2, how do I log in to the Phase 2 application form?
A: The 2018 instructions for Phase 2 applicants are available on DFC’s website http://dfcentre.com/research/calls-for-applications/ together with links to the electronic application form and mandatory appendices. To log in to the electronic application system, you must choose the option “Are you a previous user of Danida Fellowship Centre’s electronic application system, click here”, using your email address and password from your Phase 1 application (as other email addresses cannot log in). Select: “W1 Research in Danida priority countries phase 2” and select ‘Create application’.
Q: (W2) What kind of expenses can be covered for private sector partner institutions in a research project?
A: It is strongly encouraged to involve partners from the private sector and national authorities in the partner country or in Denmark in the research project, and grant funding can be used for their direct involvement and expenses in relation to the project activities. For international research institutions, private sector partners, international organisations, or other sub-contractors, the budget can only include salaries and travel expenses covering their direct contribution to project activities, and no administration fees can be covered.
Q: We need assistance with the terminology of the logframe
A: Explanation of the terminology in the logframe can be found in the document “Logframe terminology” which is part of the useful guides in the preparation of application at DFC’s homepage, link: http://dfcentre.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/LogFrame-terminology-e-fond.pdf