The application round 2017-1 for Travel Grants for Master thesis field studies is now open.
The Ministry of Foreign Affair’s funding of the individual travel grants to Danish Master students terminates in 2017 and consequently the presently open Call for Applications to travel grants will be the final.
Deadline for applications is June 1, 2017 12:00 hrs. (Danish time)
Danida travel grants are awarded to Master Students enrolled at Danish institutions for higher education doing field studies as part of their Master thesis in a developing country. Read all about the conditions for applying in the Guidelines above. One of the conditions is that the field study trips must take place in a developing country, which is in countries with a GNI value less than USD 3,300 per capita, being the threshold for being a developing country, as set by the World Bank. Link to: List of countries’ GNI values for 2015, as stated in the Guidelines, page 3.
Applications have to be submitted by filling in the electronic application form through the e-application system available here.
When logging into the e-application system, you click at “Application for Travel Grants for Field Studies” in the Select Application box. The instructions given in the electronic application form must be followed. All steps in the e-application form must be completed and all the application and appendices must be completed in English. Only the required appendices will be considered. Missing information/documents cannot be submitted after the electronic submission of the application. Applications which do not include all required information and do not have all the required appendices (pdf-file format) uploaded to the application will be rejected without further consideration.
The applicants will receive an electronic receipt notice by e-mail after the submission of the application. Reply to the applications will be given latest 6 weeks after the closing date of this application round.
Reporting Requirements and Guidelines:
Latest two weeks after your return to Denmark after the field study trip, recipients of travel grants must submit a complete reporting about the field study project by letter to DFC.
In case you have returned to Denmark from your field study trip already before your application has been assessed and you have received a Letter of Grant by e-mail from DFC, your reporting will to be handed over to DFC within two weeks from the date of the Letter of Grant.
Please adhere to the conditions of reporting and make notice of eligible costs, stated in the Application and Reporting Guidelines for Travel Grants.
Forms to be used for the reporting:
- Report Form for Travel Grants
- Financial accounting form. All the expenses covered must be “eligible costs” and documented for by original vouchers stating the amount of the expense – very important for accounting reasons according to the Danish Bookkeeping Act.
- Field study report (please make a Word document of max. two pages in English language).
Please notify DFC by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org when you have posted the report letter. You are also most welcome to hand in the report letter to DFC’s reception desk.
Abstracts of thesis: After the Master thesis has been handed in, an abstract have to be submitted by e-mail to Danida Fellowship Centre at email@example.com. This abstract will be published at the Danida Research Portal and thereby giving the students an opportunity to communicate the findings broadly.
Awarded projects and DFC contact:
All questions concerning the travel grants must be directed by e-mail to the Research Team, Danida Fellowship Centre at e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.