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Visiting Scholar Fellowships at Stanford Bio-X

Grant capital
Up to DKK 1 mio. per year for 4 years, for a total budget up to DKK 4 mio. per. fellowship


Application form opens
November 1, 2017


Aplication deadline
February 6, 2018, 2 pm


Applicant notification
May, 2018


Earliest start date
September 24, 2018


Latest start date
January 28, 2019

Udvalg for Interdisciplinær Forskning

Lars Fugger, Anna Christina Krook, Mette M. Rosenkilde, Henrik Callesen, Jan K. Schjørring, Jens Otto Lunde Jørgensen, Ole Nørregaard Jensen, Thomas Lars Andresen

Link to committee


The Novo Nordisk Foundation invites young, ambitious researchers to apply for a Visiting Scholar Fellowship at the postdoctoral level, in interdisciplinary research with a biomedical or biotechnological focus at the highest international level.  The fellowship offers an opportunity to carry out a research project where 3 years are dedicated to work at the prestigious Stanford University ( in California, USA, under the Stanford Bio-X Institute (, followed by up to 1 year at a university or other public or non-profit research institution in Denmark.


The foundation seeks to accomplish the objectives of this call by two means:


  • By giving the awardee the opportunity to obtain research experience, training and knowledge in a unique interdisciplinary environment at the highest international level, while also openly exchanging intellect and ideas with Stanford peers.
  • By associating the awardee to a Danish research institution throughout the project, thereby facilitating the return of the awardee from Stanford University, and his/her continued research career in the Danish research environment.



The successful candidate:

  • Will have obtained a PhD degree within 5 years of the fellowship start date.
  • Will have a solid education and experience with biomedicine and/or biotechnology, and a deep interest in interdisciplinary research.
  • Must document that he/she will be employed by a Danish university or other public or non-profit research institution (that will also administrate the grant) during the entire scholarship period.
  • Is excited about this opportunity to boost his/her own career, as an investment for a future research leader in Danish.
  • Has a significant association to the Danish educational system or research environment, e.g. by having graduated from a Danish University or worked as a postdoc in Denmark.



In total, the duration of the fellowship is 4 years.

The Novo Nordisk Foundation will award up to DKK 1 million per year, for a total of DKK 4 million per fellowship.



Please, read all guidelines carefully before applying.



Anne Sofie Lei Berthelsen


Tlf.: +45 3527 6616