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NNF Laureate Research Grant

NNF Laureate Research Grant

Area
Biomedicine and health sciences
Biotechnology
Place of research
Denmark
Amount
Up to DKK 50 mio. per grant
Call opens
June
30
2021
Deadline
August
24
2021, 2pm (CET)
How to apply Apply
Call opens
30 Jun 2021
Deadline
24 Aug 2021, 2pm (CET)
How to apply
Amount
Up to DKK 50 mio. per grant
Announcement of results:
End of October 2021
Apply

Purpose

NNF Laureate Research Grants are for outstanding established scientists to come to Denmark to strengthen their groundbreaking research programs. These grants provide funding for research leaders to conduct large and long-term projects with transformative potential. The NNF is seeking to support exceptional scientists working within any area of biomedical and/or biotechnological sciences.

Eligibility

  • An applicant must be a principal investigator with an independent research group that s/he has directed for 7 or more years in total.
  • An applicant may have any nationality and must be employed as a scientist outside of Denmark. An applicant may not have an employed position in Denmark during the application process.
  • An applicant must expect the work time at the host institution to be at a level of at least 75 % of a full-time position.
  • The host institution can be anywhere in Denmark and must be a university, university hospital, public research institution or other non-profit organization.
  • If you have lead an independent research program for less than 7 years in total, please visit the Young Investigator Award page.

Funding

  • Up to 2 NNF Laureate Research Grants will be awarded in 2022.
  • Grants up to DKK 50 million (EUR ~6.7 M, USD ~8 M) for a period of 7 years. Up to DKK 14 million may be utilized for establishment of the laboratory during the first year, with following years funded at up to DKK 6 million per year.
  • After 5 years of research supported by the NNF Laureate Research Grant, the grant holder may apply for one extension period of up to 7 years. Extension period funding may be up to DKK 5 million per year, with a limit of DKK 35 million in total (EUR ~5 M, USD ~6 M).

Application process

The application process consists of two phases. Phase I applications must be completed and submitted using the NNF’s application system following the instructions in the “Information and guidelines for applicants” pdf, found on this website when the system opens. Additional essential information regarding eligibility, funding and the application process is found in this pdf.

Up to 4 applicants will be invited to phase II. The major elements of the phase II application will be a comprehensive research program proposal and a letter of commitment from the host institution in Denmark. Phase II applicants will be invited to the Novo Nordisk Foundation for an interview with the NNF review committee.

Evaluation of applications and selection of grant awardees will be based on the scientific excellence of both the investigator and the proposed research program and their benefits to the Danish Research Ecosystem.