Phase 2 initiation delayed

BSU have been informed that Danida has postponed the processing of BSU Phase 2 by the Grants Committee.

2013.06.20 | Martin Damgaard Larsen

Universities Denmark has not yet received detailed written communication from Danida but are told that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Danida) finds that it needs more input regarding documentation of the results obtained during Phase 1 and a concrete response to the critique of the governance structure raised in the desk appraisal, before they submit the application to the Grant Committee.

It is important to stress that it is a delay and that there is every indication that Phase 2 will start during 2013. PSDR is currently awaiting more details from the ministry and exploring what steps to take. We will keep you informed about the development in coming newletter, and we encourage you to follow the situation here at our website. 

At this stage, the delay has the following immediate implications:

  • There will be no grants for MA and M.Phil students (Gulu and Maseno University) in 2013.
  • Deadlines for PhD calls at all three SDR partner universities should be around 1 October, with expected start of project 1. January 2014
  • Initiation of Phase 2 activities will not take place during Aug-Sep: We hope to have a more precise expected date of start of Phase 2 soon.

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