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Start Package Grants – For faculty recruitment Q2 2022

Start Package Grants – For faculty recruitment Q2 2022

Area
Biomedicine and health sciences
Biotechnology
And 3 more
Place of research
Denmark
Amount
Up to DKK 8 million per grant
Recurring call
23 March 2022
Call opens
January
24
2022
Deadline
March
23
2022, 14PM (CET)
How to apply Apply
Call opens
24 Jan 2022
Deadline
23 Mar 2022, 14PM (CET)
How to apply
Amount
Up to DKK 8 million per grant
Announcement of results:
Early May 2022
Apply

Please note the following updates:

  • Clinical professors and clinical chair professors are now eligible candidates for a Start Package Grant (consult guidelines for detailed requirements)
  • The recruiting institution’s assessment/appointment committee must have at least two external members, of which at least one must be international,  and members’ namestitles, and affiliations must be disclosed
  • The budget module of the Foundation’s application portal has a new applicant interface

PURPOSE AND FUNDING

The primary purpose of the Start Package grant is to make Danish universities or other research institutions more competitive when recruiting top researchers of any nationality. The aim is also to enhance researcher mobility across borders, among Danish universities and from industry to university.

The 4-year grant is intended to provide leverage for the hiring Danish university/research institution during recruitment and contract negotiations and to accompany the offer of one of the following positions:

  • Up to DKK 4 million for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level
  • Up to DKK 6 million for a time-unlimited position at the associate professor level
  • Up to DKK 8 million for a time-unlimited position at the full professor level
  • Up to DKK 8 million for a clinical- or clinical chair professor position with mandatory research responsibilities for a minimum of five years

A Start Package Grant will provide the host institution with funding that must be used in connection with the candidate’s establishment of an independent research group at the host institution.

Only applications submitted by the person with appointment authority at the recruiting institution will be considered for funding.

AREAS OF SUPPORT

The grant will support recruitment of researchers within the strategic key themes of the Novo Nordisk Foundation’s scientific grant-giving areas, cf. the guidelines.

ELIGIBILITY

Please consult the guidelines for detailed eligibility requirements concerning mobility, position, and recruitment.

APPLICATION PROCESS

The call is open all year round. Grant are awarded four times per year, with a quarterly submission deadline.

The application must be completed and submitted using the foundation’s application system NORMA that can be accessed via the link “Apply now“.

Please read “Information and Guidelines for Applicants” carefully before initiating the application process. Essential additional information on the call and application process is found here.