Hallas-Møller Emerging Investigator – Bioscience and Basic Biomedicine

Hallas-Møller Emerging 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 support and strengthen the development of young and promising research leaders, and promote Danish fundamental research at a high international level, the Novo Nordisk Foundation seeks to support the starting group leaders with ambitious projects relevant to understanding the human organism and/or basal mechanisms underlying health and disease.
The Emerging Investigator grant is for talented starting group leaders. The grant is intended for either senior postdocs who have matured to the point of starting their own research group or junior group leaders in the early phase of establishing his or her own research group.


  • Applicants should, at the time of application, be at the level of senior postdoc, senior researcher, assistant or associate professor (time limited/not tenured). Importantly they should be starting independent researchers.
  • Applicants should have a maximum of 2-3 years of group leader experience at the time of the project start.
  • Applicants are expected to have first-authored peer-reviewed research papers with a high impact.
  • Applicants must, during the project, be employed and have their 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.

Selected candidates will be invited for an interview.

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

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