The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (MFA) provides grants for development research activities as part of Denmark’s international development cooperation. While the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations in 2015 constitute an overall thematic framework for development cooperation and research, the overall objective of the Danish support to research cooperation is to contribute to new solutions with new knowledge and new approaches, and to increase the countries’ capacity for creating and applying new knowledge themselves. In accordance with this objective, grants will be awarded to strategic research cooperation which generates new knowledge relevant to the needs and strategies of partner countries, to Denmark’s cooperation with these countries as well as including substantive elements of research capacity strengthening.
Within this framework, the MFA invites Phase 1 applications for grants related to development research with partners in the Danida priority countries (Window 1) and research with partners in growth and transition countries (Window 2). Research-based institutions in Denmark, Ghana, or Tanzania are eligible to apply in Window 1, while only Danish research-based institutions can apply in Window 2. The funding is conditional of the Danish Parliament’s approval of the 2019 Finance Bill.
Phase 1 is the first step of a process in which applicants submit project ideas leading to prequalification. Phase 2 is the submission of a full application by those selected (“prequalified”).
The deadline for submission of Phase 1 applications in both windows is 1 February 2019 at 12:00 hrs. (Danish Time). Applications must be submitted in English and electronically via DFC e-application system (e-fond).
The Danida Fellowship Centre (DFC) administers the MFA’s support to development research. For questions concerning the application procedures and in general relating to this Call for applications, please contact the Research Unit at Danida Fellowship Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information meetings concerning the 2019 Calls will not be held but more information is available under “Useful links” under each window, including advice on how to make a good application by the Consultative Research Committee (FFU).
Phase 2 2018 – CLOSED