Project Grants in Bioscience and Basic Biomedicine

Project Grants in Bioscience and Basic Biomedicine

Biomedicine and health sciences
Natural and Technical Science
Place of research
Up to DKK 3 mio. per grant
Recurring call
Expected June 2022
Call opens
2022, 2pm (CEST)
How to apply Apply
Call opens
16 Jun 2022
06 Sep 2022, 2pm (CEST)
How to apply
Up to DKK 3 mio. per grant
Announcement of results:
December 2022

Call-text and guidelines will be updated before the next call opens


The objective of this call is to broadly promote Danish fundamental research impacting better health through knowledge by supporting projects of high international level within the field of bioscience and basic biomedicine which are relevant for understanding the human organism and/or the basal mechanisms underlying health and disease.


A grant capital of DKK 80 million is available for the funding of:
1-, 2- and 3-year project grants within the frame of DKK 300,000 – 1,000,000 per budget year.

Research fields

The research fields central in the proposed project could be within (but not limited to): Molecular biology, cell biology, bioinformatics, modelling of biological systems, enzymology, genetics, microbiology, animal models, pharmacology, experimental physiology, biophysics, biochemistry, biology, and biostatistics etc. The supported research will typically be carried out in animals, model systems, cellular or subcellular systems, or in silico.

2021 special: Technology development – Artificial organs/organoids

In 2021 up to DKK 10 million (of the total DKK 80 million grant capital) are earmarked for ‘Technology development – Artificial organs/organoids’ for individual projects of up to DKK 3 million.


WHO: Principal investigators anchored in Denmark are eligible to apply. Applications from Ph.D. students and postdocs will not be taken into consideration. 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, hospital, or other non-profit research institution in Denmark.

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

Application process

It is important, that the applicant carefully reads the 2021 updated version of “Information and Guidelines for Applicants – Project Grants in Bioscience and Basic Biomedicine” before initiating the application process, as this document contains the complete call as well as detailed instructions for the application process.