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Pathways to Youth Empowerment and Self-Reliance in Lebanon

Call opens
24 June 2021
Call closes
12 August 2021 2:00pm (CET)
Announcement of results
December 2021
Application guidelines


With this open call for applications, the Novo Nordisk Foundation seeks to support education and livelihood initiatives and actions that enhance the social and economic empowerment and self-reliance of Syrian refugee youth and other conflict-affected youth in Lebanon.

Applicants may apply for grants under an education objective and a sustainable livelihood objective, both with an essential focus on collection and dissemination of knowledge and learnings.

Applications will be assessed on the level of both innovative efforts as well as inclusion of best practices, including rights-based approaches, localisation, partnership-based interventions, and gender equality to ensure strong, locally anchored, and sustainable interventions.

About the grant


Up to DKK 40 Million


Komite for Youth Empowerment i Libanon


For grant inquiries


Due to technical issues you will be prompted to fill in all fields when filing your application in the NORMA system. However, we ask you to only upload the brief concept idea of up to 5,000 characters in the project description field together with standard applicant information. Mandatory, but not applicable, fields can be passed entering N/A in the field. If you have any questions to the process, please contact Ulla Becker Eriksen at [email protected] or +45 27 61 69 99. 


Organisations and institutions with a registration in Denmark, specifically documented with a Danish CVR number, may apply for grants in the Pathways to Youth Empowerment and Self-Reliance open call for applications. Implementing through and sub-granting to strong local and international partners will be considered an advantage in the application evaluation process. International organisations and institutions may seek to partner with Danish-based organisations to apply for funding. Only the Danish-based applicant can submit an application through the online application system.

The Novo Nordisk Foundation will only accept applications from highly transparent organisations and institutions, whose annual reports and annual audited financial reports are publicly available.

The Foundation also expects applicant organisations and institutions to have implemented a code of conduct, or similar, by which they are guided and with which they comply in accordance with ethical and humanitarian guidelines and standards, e.g. the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS). CHS certification is not a requirement.

Funding and project duration

A total grant capital of up to DKK 40 million is available for grants between DKK 10 million and DKK 20 million for projects with a duration of up to three years.

The projects can be independent, delimited projects or part of larger projects and programmes that receive support from other sources. An applicant can submit multiple applications.

If the applicant has applied for or been awarded funding from other sources for the project, the applicant must always state this in the budget.

A suitable proportion of the budget (at least 5 pct.) should be allocated to collecting and disseminating knowledge and learnings.

Application process

This open call for applications will follow a two-phase application process where brief concept ideas of no more than 5,000 characters, including spaces, can be submitted in the first round. The brief concept ideas must include a total cost of the action within the eligible grant frame, as defined above, but should not include a detailed budget.

Following submission, concept ideas will be assessed by the Committee on Youth Empowerment and successful applicants will be notified directly and invited to submit an application, including appendices, in the second round.

The second-round applications must include a brief summary of the project, together with a detailed project description of up to 30,000 characters, including spaces, and a detailed budget for the project. Applicants must adhere to the application guidelines (link below). The applications will be evaluated in December 2021.

Concept ideas and applications must be submitted using the Foundation’s online application system, NORMA.

Applicants are requested to read the application guidelines, Information and Guidelines for Applicants, thoroughly before initiating the application process.

Please note that only organisational and institutional applicants are eligible for this call, which is of particular importance when creating a profile in the online application system, NORMA.

If you experience technical problems, please contact the NORMA support team at [email protected].

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