Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs invites Phase 1 applications for research grants related to development research. Applicants from North-driven (Denmark) and South-driven (Ghana, Vietnam, and Tanzania) development research grant are eligible to apply for this programme.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (MFA) provides grants for development research activities as part of Denmark’s international development cooperation.
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In accordance with the overall objectives of Danida’s support for research, grants will be awarded to strategic research cooperation which generates new knowledge relevant to the needs and strategies of the growth and transition countries and contributes to strengthening research capacity in these countries.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing research programme.
Study Subject(s): Fellowships are awarded in following research areas:
- South-driven research projects Ghana: Theme 1: Natural Resource Management/Climate-Smart Agriculture/Environmentally Sustainable Solutions; Theme 2: Economic Development and Poverty Reduction/Role of the Informal Sector; Theme 3: Health: Right to Health/Health Care/Determinants of Health.
- Tanzania: Theme 1: Good Governance; Theme 2: Economic Development and Poverty Reduction/Green Growth/Natural Resource Management; Theme 3: Health: Right to Health/Health Care/Determinants of Health.
- Nepal: Theme 1: Economic Development and Poverty Reduction/Green Growth; Theme 2: Fragility, Stability and Rights
- North-driven research projects Denmark: Theme 1: Conflict and fragility; Theme 2: New development actors and changing partnerships; Theme 3: ICT for development.
Award: The total budget available for this Call is DKK 135 million (approximately USD 22,6 million). Duration of the grants is up to 5 years, and the grant is up to DKK 10 million.
The award can be taken in Denmark, Vietnam, Tanzania and Ghana
- Applications can only be submitted by an institution, e.g. a governmental institution, private-sector enterprise or private organization. For the North-driven research projects this implies an institution in Denmark. For South-driven research projects this implies an institution in Ghana, Tanzania, or Nepal. The Main Applicant must be attached to the institution, which will be responsible for the grant, if approved.
- The Main Applicant must at the time of submitting the application hold a Ph.D. or equivalent qualifications, documented clearly in the CV. It is regarded as equivalent to a Ph.D. if it is documented in the CV that the applicant is at Professor, Assistant Professor, or Associate Professor Level.
- Experience shows that the Main Applicant plays a key role in ensuring that a research collaboration project is successful. An effective engagement/ involvement of the Main Applicant must entail a work load of at least 12 months during the project duration. It is important that the Main Applicant and the research team are able to document relevant scientific merits/qualifications and research background within the research topic applied for.
Nationality: North-driven (Denmark) and South-driven (Ghana, Vietnam, and Tanzania) development research grant applicants are eligible to apply for this programme.
How to Apply: Submission of a Phase 1 application must be done via DFC’s application system. Based on the recommendations of the FFU, the Danish MFA decides which applicants will be invited to submit a final application in the subsequent Phase 2. The Phase 1 application must comprise the following:
- The e-application form
- Appendix A: CVs of all researchers named in Step 1A of the Application Form
- Appendix B: Signatures
Application Deadline: The application deadline is August 23, 2021.