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Project Grants in Bioscience and Basic Biomedicine

Grant capital: 
DKK 80 million


Application form:
Will be open from August 8, 2018.


Application deadline
September 19, 2018, 2pm.


Decision announcements:
December, 2018.


The earliest project start date:
January 1, 2019.


The latest project start date:
December 1, 2019. 



This is a yearly recurring call. The next application round is expected to open in August 2019.

Committee on Bioscience and Basic Biomedicine

Susanne Mandrup, Søren Kragh Moestrup, Tim Tolker-Nielsen, Thomas Lars Andresen, Ole Nørregaard Jensen, Christian Aalkjær, Helle Waagepetersen, Susanne Ditlevsen, Jens Stougaard, Marja Jäättelä, Birthe Brandt Kragelund, Anders Krogh

Link to committee


The objective of this call is to promote Danish research at the highest international level, within the field of bioscience and basic biomedical research, primarily focusing on basic research to obtain knowledge with relevance for the human organism.



The research fields could be within, but not limited to: molecular biology, cell biology, bioinformatics, modelling of biological systems, protein chemistry, 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. The research will typically not include patients, and should not necessarily be directed at a specific clinical area. 



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


Principal investigators are eligible to apply. I.e. experienced independent researchers who have already established their own research field and demonstrated the ability to conduct original research at a high international level, or researchers that are in the process of establishing themselves as independent researchers.  


Applications from Ph.D. students and postdocs that carry out research under supervision will not be taken into consideration.


A grant capital of DKK 80 million is available for the funding of: 1-, 2- and 3-year project grants within the frame of DKK 300,000 – 1,000,000 per budget year.



The application must be completed and submitted in English using the foundation’s electronic application system from 8. August 2018.

It is important, that the applicant carefully reads the ”Guidelines for Applicants – Project Grants in Bioscience and Basic Biomedicine 2018”, before initiating the application process, as this document contains the complete call as well as detailed instructions for the application process. These guidelines will be updated with details regarding the new application system before the opening of the call on August 8.




Kirsten Klüver

Senior Administrator

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