Steno Collaborative Project Grants

Steno Collaborative Project Grants

Biomedicine and health sciences
Place of research
Up to DKK 25 million
Call opens
2020, 2pm
How to apply Apply
Call opens
28 May 2020
15 Sep 2020, 2pm
How to apply
Up to DKK 25 million
Announcement of results:
December 2020


With this call, the Novo Nordisk Foundation wishes to strengthen the collaboration between the Steno Diabetes Centers and the research environments related to the Centres. The foundation will support research projects with a unifying mission to develop knowledge, to exchange experience across the research institutions and to facilitate synergy between the research environments around the Steno Diabetes Centres.

The aim with Steno Collaborative Project Grants is to:

  • Strengthen clinical research between the Steno Diabetes Centres and the research environments connected to the Centres.
  • Position Denmark at an international level in improving prevention and care for persons with diabetes and in risk of diabetes.


The research project must comprise a PI/main applicant and two to four co-applicants. The PI/main applicant should be anchored at a Steno Diabetes Center or from a Steno Partner institution. Due to the collaborative purpose of the grant the research project/ application must comprise a Steno Diabetes Center, as either PI or a co-applicant.

For Steno Diabetes Centre Copenhagen, Aarhus, Odense, Nordjylland, Steno Partner institutions are defined as hospitals with a cooperation agreement with the local Steno Diabetes Center. In Region Sjælland, the PI/main applicant should be from one of the region’s hospitals.

The Principal Investor (PI)/main applicant

  • The PI/ main applicant must be anchored at a Steno Diabetes Center or a Steno Partner institution.


  • Two to four co-applicants from a Steno Diabetes Center, Steno Partner institution, university, hospital, municipality or other non-profit research or diabetes care institution in Denmark or abroad.


A total of DKK 25 million is available for funding of research projects from one till five years, from DKK 100.000 – DKK 10 million.


The application process is a one-stage process.

It is important, that the applicant carefully reads the Information and Guidelines for Applicants – Steno Collaborative Project Grants before initiating the application process, as this document contains the complete call as well as detailed instructions for the application process.