Project Grants in the Natural and Technical Sciences

Project Grants in the Natural and Technical Sciences

Natural and Technical Science
Place of research
Up to DKK 3 million per project
Recurring call
Expected June 2022
Call opens
2021, 2pm (CET)
How to apply Apply
Call opens
22 Jun 2021
02 Sep 2021, 2pm (CET)
How to apply
Up to DKK 3 million per project
Announcement of results:
December 2021


The objective of this call is to promote Danish fundamental research at the highest international level within the natural and technical sciences with potential applications in the life or health sciences or in biotechnology.


The call supports fundamental research within many fields of the natural and technical sciences, including – but not limited to – physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, and technical sciences. See more details on support areas in section 1.2 of our guidelines.

The application must describe how the outcome of the project may have potential future applications in the life and health sciences or in biotechnology.


Who: Principal investigators with a minimum 80% affiliation to the administrating Danish research institution are eligible to apply. As this grant cannot cover salary of the grantee, the applicant must be guaranteed his or her own salary for the entire applied project period.

Where: The research activities applied for must be anchored at a university or other non-profit research institution in Denmark.

What: The application must describe a clearly defined research project with an appropriate budget.

Applications from PhD students and postdocs will not be taken into consideration.


Applicants may apply for between DKK 300,000 and DKK 1 million per budget year for projects with a grant period of 1 – 3 years. Funds can be unevenly distributed over the project period; however, the total budget frame must be within DKK 300,000 – 3 million, correlating with the number of project years. The grant can be extended to 4 years if used to cover a 4-year PhD fellowship, however, with a maximum total budget of DKK 3 million.

A grant capital of DKK 60 million is available in 2021.


Applicant should read the Information and Guidelines for Applicants in – Project Grants in the Natural and Technical Sciences 2021 carefully before initiating the application process. Section 1 contains the complete call text and section 3 detailed instructions for the application content.

Applications are evaluated by the Foundation’s Committee for the Natural and Technical Sciences.