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Novo Nordisk Foundation Advanced Grant

Awarded to an exceptional scientist at a high international level whose research project is of the highest scientific quality and potential. The awardee is chosen by the Nordic Research Committee based on the best project application received in the call for the Endocrinological Research and Experimental Physiology – Nordic Countries.

About the Advanced Grant

With the Advanced Grant, the Novo Nordisk Foundation seeks to support the best researchers in the Nordic countries within endocrinology and experimental physiology with funding of a budget and timeframe that allows for focus and immersion in an important research subject.

The Advanced Grant is awarded by the Nordic Research Committee based on the best project application received in the call for the Endocrinological Research and Experimental Physiology – Nordic Countries, in which the committee selects the qualified researcher.

The selected researcher is invited to submit an extended 5-year research programme in preparation for being awarded a grant of DKK 10 million divided in DKK 2 million per year over a 5-year period. The committee evaluates the extended application and subsequently announces whether it will be awarded.

The prerequisite for being awarded the Advanced Grant is that the research project is of the highest scientific quality and potential and that the main applicant is an exceptional scientist at a high international level.

Earlier recipients of the Advanced Grant

The Advanced Grant was awarded for the first time in 2012, and has been given to the following scientists:

  • 2015: Professor Susanne Mandrup, Department of Biochemestry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark

Projekt title: Uncovering the molecular basis for nutritional reprogramming of the endocrine pancreas using novel in situ and genome-wide approaches

  • 2014: M.D., Ph.D. Yihai Cao, The Karolinska Institute, Stockholm

Project title: Modulation of Adipose Angiogenesis: A New Concept of Treatment of Obesity, Diabetes and other Metabolic Disease

  • 2013: Professor Fredrik Bäckhed, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg

Project title: Are the positive metabolic effects of bariatric surgery mediated by an altered gut microbiota?

  • 2012: Professor Per-Olof Berggren, The Karolinska Institute, Stockholm

Project title: An in vivo imaging approach to study pancreatic beta-cell Ca2+ signaling