Danida Fellowship Center Call For Application 2012: Development Research

Posted by Jamal Fida Wednesday, November 16, 2011 0 comments
Within the framework of Danish development cooperation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark hereby invites Phase 1 applications (prequalification) for research grants related to development research.

The objective of the support is to generate new knowledge and strengthen research capacity in order to promote the overall objective of the Danish development cooperation to reduce poverty and support sustainable development.

Grants will be awarded to strategic research cooperation which generates new knowledge relevant to the needs and strategies of developing countries and to Denmark’s development cooperation, and contributes to strengthening research capacity in developing countries. Capacity strengthening is understood as research-based education, e.g. support to Ph.D. students.

Research projects should be carried out as collaborative research between Danish and South-based research institutions with a priority on institutions in Africa.

Focus is on applied research. Product development and demonstration projects are not eligible for funding. Importance is attached to proposals where research activities will be carried out in an interdisciplinary interaction among different fields of research. The private sector can participate with proposals and in such cases companies and institutions are expected to contribute with additional resources to the research. 

Applications can only be submitted by an organization, such as a governmental institution, business enterprise or private organization in Denmark. The main applicant must be attached to the Danish organization, which will be responsible for the approved project. Research projects should be carried out as collaborative research between Danish and South-based research institutions with a priority on institutions in Africa.

Applications for strategic research cooperation projects (between 5 DKK and 10 million per project) should be submitted within the four themes mentioned above. The application should state which theme the application is to be assessed in relation to. However, the Consultative Research Committee for Development Research reserves the right to assess the application in relation to other themes in the call for applications. The applications must include substantive elements of capacity strengthening in the form of research-based education, e.g. support to Ph.D. students, and must focus on national priorities and ownership in developing countries.

Applications outside the themes will not be considered.

Support will not be granted to individual Ph.D. and postdoc grants, which can only be supported if included into applications for strategic research cooperation projects within the current call for applications.
Deadline for submission of Phase 1 applications is Monday December 12, 2011 at 12.00 noon. The results of the Phase 1 process will be made public before the end of January 2012.

Deadline for submission of final applications based on the Phase 1 applications is Monday March 26, 2012 at 12.00 noon

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