The October ‘43 Travel Grant
The October ’43 Travel Grant is made possible through the generous donation of 28 works of art by in 2018. The funds raised at an art exhibition and subsequent auction went into the establishment of the October ’43 Travel Grant, making it possible for Humanity in Action Denmark to hand out DKK 30,000 each year for 10 years. The first grant was handed out in 2019.
The October ’43 Travel Grant is dedicated to young students and professionals who work with issues regarding refugees and/or the protection of minorities in either the academic, social, political or practical field. The travel grant applies to projects on Danish conditions or Danish engagements abroad.
The travel grant is established in commemoration of the solidarity of Danish civil society in its rescue of its Jewish countrymen and -women in October 1943.
Applicantions for the 2021 Travel Grant are now open. Applicants are requested to describe their project in no more than 400 words and submit a budget. The 2021 grant will focus on travels with the purpose of collecting information for a project, or doing a project, on minimum a university master’s level.
The October ’43 Travel Grant does not cover expenses for studying abroad or school trips abroad.
The project has to be completed within a year.
In case the project is delayed due to current corona-situation, a postponement is possible.
Submit your application here (the form is in Danish but applications can be submitted in English).
The Award Ceremony
The Travel Grant Award Ceremony will take place in February 2022 at a public event in Copenhagen, (travel to/from Copenhagen is not covered by Humanity in Action or the travel grant). The grantee is comitted to tell about the project at next year’s award.
The Travel Grant Board
The travel grant will be distributed according to the board’s decision in either one portion a year for the amount of DKK 30,000 or divided in two smaller portions of DKK 15,000 each. It is the Travel Grant Board who selects the recipient or recipients. Board members: Mette Davidsen, cultural editor, Politiken, Anders Jerichow, Senior Correspondent at Politiken and former Chair of the Humanity in Action Denmark Board of Directors through many years, and Annette Milner, Client Services Director at Brandhouse and manager of the October ’43 Travel Grant.
For further information, please contact Annette Milner, Humanity in Action Denmark, email: firstname.lastname@example.org