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Project Grants in Clinical and Translational Medicine

Grant capital: 
DKK 50 million

Application form:
Will be open from August 7, 2018

Application deadlines
September 12, 2018, 2pm

Decision announcements
Mid-December, 2018

The earliest project start date
January 1, 2019

The latest project start date
November 30, 2019

Committee on Clinical and Translational Medicine

Lars Fugger, Jens Otto Lunde Jørgensen, Gedske Daugaard, Jan Gerstoft, Jørgen Frøkiær, Henrik Toft Sørensen, Lars Køber, Claus Nerlov

Link to committee


This call relates to 2017, the call will be revised in June 2018.


The objective of this call is to promote Danish research at the highest international level, within the field of clinical and translational medicine.


The research should involve patients/humans and/or clinical practice, diagnostic or therapeutic methods, but can also involve established animal models.



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 50 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 overall goal is to support medical research with clear clinical relevance to patients and human health. The research fields could be within, but not limited to: Patients and disease related research, translational and clinical research, research in: disease mechanisms; treatment methods; disease trajectories; epidemiology; diagnostic methods; public health and family medicine, intervention studies, register-based research, proof-of concept studies, pilot projects, initial clinical trials, and clinical testing etc.



The application must completed and submitted in English using the foundation’s electronic application system, using the link “Apply now” in the yellow box to the left from August 10, 2017.



It is important, that the applicant carefully reads the ”Guidelines for Applicants – Project Grants in Clinical and Translational Medicine 2017”, before initiating the application process, as this document contains the complete call as well as detailed instructions for the application process.



Ursula Bach

Senior Administrator

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