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, Nepal, and Tanzania) development research grant applicants are eligible to apply for this programme. The total budget available for this Call is DKK 135 million (approximately USD 22,6 million). The application deadline is September 4, 2015.
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.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing research programme.
Scholarship Provider: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (MFA)
Scholarship can be taken at: Denmark, Nepal, Tanzania and Ghana
Eligibility: –Research collaboration is considered an important means to strengthen research capacity of institutions in priority countries. In order for research partners to benefit from the collaboration, partnerships should be equal, and partners should be able to contribute actively in preparing both Phase 1 and Phase 2 applications.
-Research applications which have been prepared without the active involvement of partners in priority countries or Denmark will not be approved. Other important aspects of equal partnerships include joint fieldwork, joint publishing, knowledge sharing, access by South partners to databases and libraries, etc.
-In particular, perspectives and preliminary plans for joint field work should be clearly indicated. International research institutions and research institutions in countries outside the Danida partner countries can only be included as secondary partners and be supported by the grant for their direct services to the research institutions in the South partner countries. Partners from the private sector can participate in a proposal if it is documented how they will contribute with additional resources to the research. In the South-driven research applications it should be indicated in the application to which extent the research cooperation may have perspectives for South-South cooperation.
-Support to Ph.D. students is considered as an important part of research capacity strengthening.
-The research application should indicate the plans for involvement of PhD students in the project in terms of number of Ph.D. students. PhD candidates from the priority countries included in the project must seek enrollment at a university in their home country, alternatively at a university in the region of the partner country.
-Enrollment in Denmark can only be considered if enrollment in the partner country or the partner country region is not possible and if sufficient justification for this is provided. More details on this will be provided in Phase 2. Master students in priority countries, but not in Denmark, may be supported in exceptional cases.
-A maximum of two Master students can be included in the proposal, and may be approved only on the basis of convincing arguments.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Applicants from North-driven (Denmark) and South-driven (Ghana, Nepal, and Tanzania) development research grant applicants are eligible to apply for this programme.
Scholarship Description: Call for Phase 1 Applications 2016: Within the framework of Danish development cooperation, the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs hereby invites Phase 1 applications for research grants related to development research. The Call is applicable for both North-driven (Denmark) and South-driven (Ghana, Nepal, and Tanzania) development research grant applicants.
Number of award(s): Only a limited number of the Phase 2 applications will be recommended for approval.
Duration of award(s): Duration of the grants is up to 5 years.
What does it cover? 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.
Selection criteria: The FFU assesses the Phase 1 applications on the basis of three equally important criteria as described below: the scientific quality, relevance, and potential effect of the research.
Notification: Notice on the outcome of the assessments of the Phase 2 applications is expected to be sent out in late June 2016.
How to Apply The applicants must fill in the electronic application form through the e-application system.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is September 4, 2015.