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Project Grants in Clinical and Translational Medicine

Grant capital: 
DKK 50 million


DKK 10 million for “Rare Diseases"

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



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


The objective of this call is to promote Danish clinical or translational research of high international level. The research should have a clear relevance to patients and human health and involve patients/humans and/or clinical practice, diagnostic or therapeutic methods, but can also involve established animal models.



Special funds have been allocated to projects on or relating to rare diseases. Rare diseases are defined as diseases with a prevalence of <5 per 10,000 people. Projects on, or relating to, “Rare Diseases” can, in addition to a clinical or translational research character, also have a more fundamental research character.



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


Only principal investigators are eligible to apply.



A total of DKK 60 million, of which DKK 10 million are earmarked for “Rare Diseases”, 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 completed and submitted using the foundation’s electronic application system NORMA, using the link “Apply now” in the yellow box to the left (visible from August 7th).


It is important, that the applicant carefully reads the ”Guidelines for Applicants – Project Grants in Clinical and Translational Medicine 2018” – link below, before initiating the application process. This document contains the complete call as well as detailed instructions for the application process.



Ursula Bach

Senior Administrator

Tlf.: +45 3527 6609