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Project Grants in Endocrinology and Metabolism - Nordic Region

Grant capital: 
Up to DKK 80 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


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

Committee on Endocrinology and Metabolism

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

Link to committee


The Novo Nordisk Foundation hereby calls for applications within basic and clinical research in endocrinology and metabolism. The objective is to promote Nordic research at the highest international level to carry out research projects of 1-3 years duration. Additionally, the best application received in this call may be selected for the Novo Nordisk Foundation “Advanced Grant”, see below.



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.


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 PhD students and postdocs will not be taken into consideration.



A total 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 total amount applied for must be within the frame of DKK 300.000 and DKK 3.000.000. Please note that applications outside this budget frame will not be considered.


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 proposal, 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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