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Project Grants in Endocrinology and Metabolism - Nordic Region

Grant capital: 
Up to DKK 64.5 million and further 10 million DKK for an "Advanced Grant" (read more)

Application form:
Can be completed via the Novo Nordisk Foundation's website from April 4, 2018.

Deadline for applications: 
June 1,  2018,  14 p.m.

Notification of decisions:
Mid-September 2018


Committee on Endocrinology and Metabolism

Anna Christina Krook, Trine Bjøro, Mikael Knip, Pål Rasmus Njølstad, Mette M. Rosenkilde, Lea Sistonen, Laszlo Hegedüs, Mikael Rydén

Link to committee


The Novo Nordisk Foundation hereby calls for applications within basic and clinical research in endocrinology and metabolism. The objective of this call is to support young and promising researchers as well as established scientists, to carry out research projects of 1 to 3 years’ duration. Additionally, the best application received in this call may be selected for the Novo Nordisk Foundation’s “Advanced Grant”.


The research activities applied for must take place at a university, hospital or other non-profit research institution in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden. In the assessment of the application, it is emphasized that the applicant has established his or her own field of research and has demonstrated the ability to conduct original research at a high international level.


DKK 64,5 million are available for the funding of:


  • Up to ten 3-year project grants of up to DKK 1 million per year.
  • Up to ten 2-year project grants of up to DKK 750,000 per year, earmarked for young Principal Investigators.
  • 1-year project grants of up to DKK 1 million, within the remaining funding frame.


The total amount applied for must be within the frame of DKK 300,000 to 3,000,000.


The application must describe a clearly defined research project with appropriate budget.


The best project application will be selected for the Novo Nordisk Foundation’s “Advanced Grant”. The selected applicant will be invited to submit an extended 5-year research programme, with the possibility of being awarded up to DKK 10 million.


The application must be completed and submitted using the foundation’s electronic application system. It is important to carefully read the “Information and guidelines for applicants”, accessed via the link below, before initiating the application process. Additional essential information on the call and application process is found in these guidelines.


Grant Administrator, Henriette Balslev, or (+45)35 27 22 66

Scientific Officer, Susanne E. Hede,, or (+45) 35 27 66 29



Susanne E. Hede

Scientific Officer

Tlf.: +45 3527 6629


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