Nursing Research Programme

Nursing Research Programme

Biomedicine and health sciences
Place of research
One grant of up to DKK 7,5 mio.
Recurring call
Expected November 2020
Call opens
2020, 2pm (CET)
How to apply Apply
Call opens
05 Nov 2019
15 Jan 2020, 2pm (CET)
How to apply
One grant of up to DKK 7,5 mio.
Announcement of results:
Stage 1: April 2020
Stage 2: September 2020

Please note, that “Information and guidelines for applicants” has been updated on 1 November, 2019.


The Nursing Research Programme aims to strengthen nursing research through long-term research funding and to provide nurses with research leadership experience an opportunity to apply for major research projects that are valuable in a broad research and clinical context.


Main applicant

The main applicant must be a nurse, have documented research experience, have qualifications equaling to senior researcher or associate professor level, and have experience in research leadership. Main applicants should be affiliated with a Danish university, hospital or other non-profit research institution at which the research project must be anchored.


There may be up to four co-applicants from the nursing profession and from other professional fields who will scientifically contribute to the project and who will have a financial share in the grant. Co-applicants must have formal research competence (PhD or the equivalent) and must have documented research activity. Co-applicants should be affiliated with a Danish university, hospital or other non-profit research institution.

Please note, it is a requirement that the project period is 5 years.

Research field

The Nursing Research Programme targets nursing research on disease prevention and health promotion, treatment, rehabilitation and palliative care and research on management and organization within the health care system with the overall purpose of improving treatment results and human health.


One 5-year research project can be awarded with approximately DKK 1,5 million per year for a total budget of up to DKK 7,5 million.

Application process

The application process will consist of two stages.

Stage 1: A short expression of interest will be evaluated by the Committee on Nursing Research. The best applicants will be invited to submit a stage 2 application.

Stage 2:  An application with a detailed project proposal and budget. The stage 2 application will be evaluated by the Committee on Nursing Research and submitted to external peer review. The main applicant will be invited for an interview with the evaluation committee.

The application must be completed and submitted using the foundation’s application system. Before initiating the application process, it is important to carefully read the “Informaton and guidelines for applicants”, accessed via ‘How to apply’ above. Additional essential information on the call and application process is found in these guidelines.