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STENO Collaborative Grants

Grant capital:
Up to DKK 50 million

Publication of call:
May 2018.

Deadline for applications:
Beginning of September 2018

Notification of decisions:
Beginning of December 2018

Committee on Steno Research Collaboration

Bo Ahrén, Frode Vartdal, Linda Mellbin, Paul W. Franks, Tommy Olsson, Per-Henrik Groop, Mona Landin-Olsson

Link to committee


With the Steno Collaborative Grants, the Novo Nordisk Foundation wishes to ensure collaboration between research groups from the established Steno Diabetes Centers and research environments outside the Centers.

 The Novo Nordisk Foundation invites proposals for diabetes-research collaboration projects in Denmark, within the fields of:

  • Clinical research in the broadest sense, including translational research, epidemiology and big data
  • Research within the characteristics of the Steno Diabetes Centers, including digital health and diabetes, continuity in patient care, type-2 diabetes, health promotion research, and education


Due to the collaborative purpose, the project must comprise a PI and 1-4 co-PIs. The PI should be from a Steno Diabetes Center or from a Steno Partner institution.

The research group must consist of at least one person from a Steno Diabetes Center, and co-applicants employed at a university, hospital or other non-profit research institution in Denmark or abroad.

A high degree of cooperation and achievement of synergy between the participants in the projects is important to ensure sharing of new knowledge and experience between research institutions.


Funding is for grants from DKK 100.000 and up to DKK 25 million for projects with a grant period of up to 4 years.

 Funding is available for e.g. direct project costs and operating expenses, small equipment, travel costs, publication costs and salary for research and technical assistance. In addition, salary of a qualified substitute clinician to undertake the clinical responsibilities of the awardee.


The application must be completed and submitted using the foundation’s electronic application system, which can be accessed from August 2018. When the application systems opens, a link will appear on this page.

The complete call as well as detailed instructions for the application process will appear on this page in May 2018.


Grant Administrator Kirsten Klüver by e-mail:, or phone: 35 27 66 74

Scientific Officer Susanne Hede via e-mail:, or phone: 35 27 66 29.



Kirsten Klüver


Tlf.: +45 3527 6674