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Novo Nordisk Foundation, Bioscience and Basic Biomedicine

2019.09.04 | Yvonne Eskildsen-Helmond

The Novo Nordisk Foundation - Bioscience and Basic Biomedicine

The objective of this call is to promote Danish fundamental research at high international level within the field of bioscience and basic biomedicine by supporting projects relevant for understanding the human organism and/or basal mechanisms underlying health and disease.


The research fields could be within, but are not limited to: Molecular biology, cell biology, bioinformatics, modelling of biological systems, enzymology, genetics, microbiology, plant biology, animal models, pharmacology, experimental physiology, biophysics, biochemistry, biology, and biostatistics etc. The research will typically be carried out in animals, model systems, cellular or subcellular systems, or in silico.

Projects within the below research fields are NOT eligible to apply for this call: 

• Endocrinology and metabolism 

• Biotechnology-based synthesis and production 

• Clinical and translational medicine

As there are near identical calls from the Novo Nordisk Foundation, for research within the three above mentioned research fields, applicants with projects more fitting within these research categories must apply for these specific grants instead.



Who: Principal investigators are eligible to apply. I.e. experienced independent researchers who have already established their own line of research or researchers that are in the process of establishing themselves as independent researchers. As this grant cannot cover salary of the grantee, the applicant must be guaranteed his or her own salary for the entire applied project period1.  Applications from Ph.D. students and postdocs will not be taken into consideration.

Where: The research activities applied for must be anchored at a university, hospital or other non-profit research institution in Denmark.

What:  The application must describe a clearly defined research project with an appropriate budget. The project can be an independent project, delimited project or a clearly defined part of a larger, running project. In the latter case, the large project must be briefly described. 



A total of DKK 80 million is available for the funding of: 1-, 2- or 3-year projects.
The total amount applied for per project should be within the frame of DKK 300,000 – 1,000,000 per budget year and must be within the total budget frame of DKK 300,000 – 3,000,000

Deadline 4th september 2019

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Funding opportunities
Tags: Novo Nordisk, Biomedical Research
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