Project Grants in Clinical and Translational Medicine

Project Grants in Clinical and Translational Medicine

Open for applications on
2020, 2pm (14:00 CEST)
Award amount:
Up to DKK 3 mio. per grant available for granting
Announcement of results:
Mid-December 2020

The application guidelines are from 2019 – will be updated before the next application round opens!


The objective of this call is to broadly promote Danish clinical or translational research of high international level. The research should involve patients/humans and/or clinical practice, diagnostic or therapeutic methods, but can also involve established animal models.

Additionally, special attention has been put on research on, or relating to, rare diseases, please see section 1.4 in guidelines.


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

Only principal investigators are eligible to apply. Applications from Ph.D. students and postdocs will not be taken into consideration.


A total of DKK 60 million, of which DKK 10 million are earmarked for ‘rare, is available for the funding of: 1-, 2- and 3-year projects within the frame of DKK 300,000 – 1,000,000 per budget year.

The total amount applied for must be within the frame of DKK 300,000 – 3,000,000.

Please note that applications outside this budget frame will receive an administrative rejection.


There will be a special emphasis during the evaluation on research projects on or relating to rare diseases. Rare diseases are defined as diseases with a prevalence of <5 per 10,000 people. Projects in rare side effects of rare treatment methods will not be taken into consideration – only rare diseases!

Projects on, or relating to, ‘rare diseases’ can, in addition to a clinical or translational research character, also have a more fundamental research character.


The application must be completed and submitted using the foundation’s electronic application system, using the link “Apply”. Link is found at the top of the page and will be visible when the call opens.

It is very important, that the applicant carefully reads the “Guidelines for Applicants – Project Grants in Clinical and Translational Medicine 2019”, before initiating the application process. This document contains the complete call as well as detailed instructions for the application process.


Committee on Clinical and Translational Medicine
Ursula Bach
Senior Grant Manager
+45 3527 6609
Kristian Winge
Senior Scientific Manager, PhD
+45 3527 6521