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How to apply for development research grants – Call 2023. Join the online info meeting on 29 November 2022


Who can apply, what is the theme and what is the procedure?

Join us on YouTubeFacebook or LinkedIn between 1 – 3 pm CET on 29 November 2022 when Danida Fellowship Centre hosts an online information meeting about the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ development research grants call 2023.

Note that Danida-funded research grants are reserved for researchers from Danish research institutions that collaborate with researchers in eligible countries for Danida research grants.

For more information, see the call for applications 2023 – phase 1

Expected times – the time intervals include time for responses to written comments and questions during the online information meeting.

1 pm Welcome
Lars Arne Jensen, Research Programme Manager, Danida Fellowship Centre

1.05 pm Research theme and criteria
Cecilia Trischler Gregersen, Advisor, Office for Evaluation, Learning and Quality in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1.55 pm How to write a good application
Christian Lund, Professor at the University of Copenhagen, Chairperson of the Consultative Research Committee for Development Research

2.30 pm The application process
Lars Arne Jensen, Research Programme Manager, Danida Fellowship Centre

The information meeting will be live-streamed on Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube. There will be an opportunity to ask questions via the messaging services of these channels.

We strongly encourage the participants to familiarize themselves with the grant material in advance and watch the video on how to apply.

General information about the 2023 Call
Denmark’s Strategy for Development Cooperation, The World We Share, constitutes the thematic framework for the Call. The strategy emphasizes the importance of research collaboration between Danish universities and the research community in the Global South for generating knowledge and capacity as well as contributing to creativity and innovation.

The overall theme of the Call is “Development under conditions of climate change”. Countries eligible for research grants are selected amongst countries with expanded and targeted development cooperation with Denmark. In the case of the latter, the themes for research are aligned with the Strategic Sector Cooperation in these countries.

The deadline for the submission of Phase 1 applications is 24 February 2023 at 13:00 hrs CET. Applications must be submitted in English and electronically via Danida Fellowship Centre’s e-application system. Those prequalified in Phase 1 will be invited to make a detailed project proposal in Phase 2 of the application round. The projects selected for funding can start implementation in the second quarter of 2024.

The total allocation available for development research funding in 2023 is approximately DKK 200 million. Funding for 2023 is conditional as it depends on the Danish Parliament’s approval of the 2023 Finance Bill. The expected duration of a research project is up to 5 years and the maximum grant for a project is DKK 10 million.

Danida Fellowship Centre administers the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ support for development research.  Read more.


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