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 2021
Call opens
2020, 2pm (CEST)
How to apply Apply
Call opens
17 Jun 2020
02 Sep 2020, 2pm (CEST)
How to apply
Up to DKK 3 mio. per grant
Announcement of results:
December 2020


The objective of this call is to promote Danish fundamental research at a high international level within the field of bioscience and basic biomedicine by supporting projects relevant to understanding the human organism and/or basal mechanisms underlying health and disease.

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.


WHO: Principal investigators 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.


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.

Application process

It is important, that the applicant carefully reads the 2020 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.