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Information meeting about the 2022 call for development research grants


Who can apply, what is the theme and how is the process?

Join us on YouTube, Facebook or LinkedIn at 10-12 am CET on 1 December 2021 when the Danida Fellowship Centre hosts an online information meeting on the 2022 call for the Ministry of Foreign Affair’s development research grants. Only researchers from Danish research institutions that collaborate with eligible countries can apply.

Indicative time. The time intervals include time for responses to written comments and questions during the online information meeting.

10.00 Welcome: Ida Arendal Jørgensen, Research Programme Manager, Danida Fellowship Centre

10.05 Research theme and criteria. Mike Speirs, Advisor, Section for Evaluation Learning and Quality, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.

10.55 How to write a good application. Annette Skovsted, Associate Professor, Århus University & member of The Consultative Research Committee for Development Research (FFU)

11.30 The application process. Ida Arendal Jørgensen, Research Programme Manager, Danida Fellowship Centre

The information meeting will be livestreamed on Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.  There will be an opportunity to ask questions via these channels’ message services.

We strongly encourage the participants to familiarize themselves with the grant material in advance.

Please read the grant material here

Overall about the 2022 Call
Denmark’s Strategy for Development Cooperation The World We Share constitutes the thematic framework for the Call. In this Strategy research collaboration between Danish universities and the research community in the Global South is emphasized as important to generate knowledge and capacity as well as to contribute to creativity and innovation.

The overall theme of the Call is “climate change, nature and the environment”. Eligible countries for research 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 submission of Phase 1 (prequalification) applications is 25 February 2022 at 13:00hrs CET. Those prequalified in Phase 1 will be invited to make a fully-fledged project proposal in Phase 2 of the application round. The projects selected for funding can start in early 2023.

The total allocation available for development research funding in 2022 is approximately DKK 200 million. Funding is conditional on approval by the Danish Parliament of the 2022 Finance Bill. The expected duration of research projects is up to 5 years with a maximum grant of DKK 10 million for a  project.

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

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