PhD Scholarships in Nursing Research

PhD Scholarships in Nursing Research

Biomedicine and health sciences
Place of research
Up to DKK 2 million per grant
Recurring call
Expected August 2021
Call opens
2020, 2PM (CEST)
How to apply Apply
Call opens
05 Aug 2020
23 Sep 2020, 2PM (CEST)
How to apply
Up to DKK 2 million per grant
Announcement of results:
December 2020

Please note, that the call text and the guidelines will be updated before the call opens.


The Novo Nordisk Foundation hereby invites for applications for PhD Scholarships in Nursing Research.
The purpose of this grant is to support exceptionally promising and ambitious nurses to obtain research education and conduct excellent research projects leading to a significant contribution to the field of nursing research. The PhD scholarship offers an opportunity to carry out a research project of a minimum of 3 years.


The applicant must be a nurse and hold a Master’s degree.

The requirements for attaining the PhD degree follows the rules and regulations of the Ministry of Higher Education and Science (Uddannelses- og Forskningsministeriet) of September 1, 2013.

The research project must be carried out at a university, hospital or other non-profit research institution in Denmark. It is a requirement that the applicant is enrolled as PhD student at a Danish university within one year from receiving the Novo Nordisk Foundation PhD Scholarship Grant Letter. The applicant cannot be enrolled earlier than January 1 in the current year they apply for a PhD scholarship within nursing research.


The Novo Nordisk Foundation awards up to three PhD Scholarships in Nursing Research each of DKK 2 million in 2020.

The Novo Nordisk Foundation will only grant PhD scholarships that correspond to a 3-year full time PhD position with an applied budget of exactly DKK 2 million.
A detailed budget for the PhD scholarship must be included in the application.

Application process

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