Q&A DIETS Programme Tender

Questions from 27 October until 19 November 2021:

One of the appendices of the tender documents does not provide the specified format. Can you send the appendices by email?

We have changed the uploaded documents in appendices 1 (application form) and 2 (budget model) in an open standard format to make them accessible and ready to use. We do not send appendices by email to individual interested parties in order to provide everyone with the same information.

Are national public universities in the selected countries eligible to link up with a Dutch knowledge institute to apply for this grant?

Paragraph 3.1 on page 9 (specifically the first bullet) in the Grant Policy Framework explains which organisations are eligible to apply under this grant.

Can organization operational in one of the selected countries and interested to become a local implementing partner be provided with introductions to potential consortium members from The Netherlands or elsewhere?

With a view to the level playing field of the DIETS grant tender, it is the responsibility of interested organisations themselves to search for viable/potential consortium members.

Are UN agencies eligible to apply/lead an application for the DIETS grant?

UN agencies are not eligible to apply/lead an application for the DIETS grant. UN agencies can, however, engage as implementing partners of a consortium that applies for the grant under the DIETS programme.

Are NGO’s operating in or outside one of the selected countries eligible to apply/lead an application for the DIETS grant?

Paragraph 3.1 on page 9 (specifically the first bullet) in the Grant Policy Framework explains which organisations are eligible to apply under this grant. Whether organisations are based in or outside the selected countries doesn’t influence their eligibility to apply.  

Could the deadline for submitting the grant application be postponed with one or two months?

No, the deadline for submitting the grant application will not be postponed. In deciding Firstly, we genuinely think that even with interference of Christmas holidays, a consortium should be able to compile an application within 3 months. Secondly, we really want to decide on the grant application within the first half of 2022. 

Can an International Research Center form a consortium to apply for the DIETS grant if that Center was initially established as a Not for Profit Organisation, and its International Legal Personality was bestowed after by Treaty?

Private legal persons as described in paragraph 3.1 on page 9  in the Grant Policy Framework are eligible to apply under this grant. Organisations established by treaty are not eligible for a grant; possible financial contributions to these kind of organisations are awarded via arrangements. This ineligibility for a DIETS grant concerns both eligibility as lead partner as well as co-applicant.