To support the best and the most creative research leaders at all steps of their careers from start-up to established principal investigators, the Novo Nordisk Foundation offers 3 specific grants within the ‘Research Leader Programme’ (schematized below) to stimulate excellence and the possibility to pursue ambitious and relevant projects. The specific calls ‘Emerging Investigator’, ‘Ascending Investigator’, and ‘Distinguished Investigator’ each targets principal investigators at specific career-stages, and applicants are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the requirements in each call, to ensure they are eligible and apply for the appropriate call.
The overall goal is to support basic research within bioscience and basic biomedicine to obtain knowledge with relevance for the human organism.
- The project and the applicant must be anchored at a Danish research institution.
- Excellence is the main evaluation criteria.
More information on the individual calls