Hallas-Møller Ascending Investigator – Bioscience and Basic Biomedicine

Hallas-Møller Ascending Investigator – Bioscience and Basic Biomedicine

Biomedicine and health sciences
Place of research
Up to DKK 10 mio. per grant
Recurring call
Expected November 2021
Call opens
2022, 2pm (CET)
How to apply Apply
Call opens
27 Oct 2021
11 Jan 2022, 2pm (CET)
How to apply
Up to DKK 10 mio. per grant
Announcement of results:
End of April 2021

Call text and application guidelines will be updated before the call opens.


To stimulate the continued development of excellent research leaders, and promote Danish fundamental research at a high international level, the Novo Nordisk Foundation seeks to support the consolidation of accomplished associate professors with ambitious projects relevant to understanding the human organism and/or basal mechanisms underlying health and disease.

The Ascending Investigator grant is for excellent and independent associate professors who have the ambition and potential to rise to the highest international level within their research fields.


  • Applications from assistant professors, senior researchers or people in similar research positions will be considered if the application meet all the other requirements in this call.
  • Applicants should have their own research group and individual research profile and are expected to have a documented track record of peer-reviewed research with a high impact and must at the time of application have senior authorships.
  • During the project, applicants must be primarily employed, and have their primary research group, in Denmark and the project must be anchored at a university, hospital or other non-profit research institution in Denmark.

Application process

Submit your application via the Foundation’s application system (the green ‘Apply’ button at the top of the screen) from the indicated ‘Application opens’ date.

Please read ”Information and Guidelines for Applicants – Hallas-Møller Ascending Investigator 2021”  carefully before initiating the application process. Additional and essential information is found in these guidelines.

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