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AUFF Starting grant

2018.10.01 | Yvonne Eskildsen-Helmond

AUFF Starting Grants


Through the Starting Grants, the AUFF aims to strengthen the growth layer, thus providing good career opportunities for outstanding researchers at Aarhus University. Through the grant, the foundation aims to strengthen particularly promising research at a high international level conducted at the four main academic areas.

The 2018 AUFF Starting Grants will be targeted at recruitment within growth areas with a view to establishing new independent research areas and research groups.

The scheduled application rounds in May and October are targeted at growth areas at Aarhus University, where newly appointed assistant and associate professors may apply for Starting Grants, as long as their employment commenced on or after 1 September 2017.

However, the foundation also welcomes ongoing applications for AUFF Starting Grants in connection with appointment/recruitment processes. Applications are submitted by the head of department upon recommendation from the dean.

Applications are prioritised by deans and heads of department before the grants are distributed.

In 2018 DKK 47.5 million have been allocated for AUFF Starting Grants.


There are two deadlines for application in 2018:


·          Tuesday 1 May 2018 at 12:00

·          Monday 1 October 2018 at 12:00

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Funding opportunities
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