Steno North American Fellowships

Steno North American Fellowships

Biomedicine and health sciences
Place of research
Denmark and North America
Up to DKK 1,5 million per grant
Call opens
2020, 2pm
How to apply Apply
Call opens
10 Jun 2020
30 Sep 2020, 2pm
How to apply
Up to DKK 1,5 million per grant
Announcement of results:
December 2020


The purpose of the Steno North American Fellowships is to:

  • Give the institutions/research communities the opportunity to exchange methods and ideas, obtain training on specific topics and share knowledge in an international research environment focused on clinical and translational diabetes research.
  • Strengthen the transatlantic collaboration and clinical research on caring and treating diabetes patients, by enhancing the synergies across the partnering research institutions.



The Steno North American Fellowship only applies to researchers affiliated to one of the four partner institutions. Further, the applicant must apply for a fellowship “across the Atlantic”, meaning, researchers affiliated at one of the three North American institutions (Joslin Diabetes Center, University of Toronto, University of Michigan) can apply for a fellowship at one of the five Steno Diabetes Centres in Denmark, and vice versa.

The successful candidate

  • Is a senior postgraduate researcher/ Postdoc/ Researcher/ Senior Researcher/ Assistant Professor/ Associate Professor/ Professor.
  • Has a solid, documented experience and deep interest in diabetes research.
  • Is employed at one of the partnering institutions Joslin Diabetes Center, University of Toronto, University of Michigan or Steno Diabetes Centre North Denmark, Steno Diabetes Center Aarhus, Steno Diabetes Center Odense, Steno Diabetes Center Zealand or Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen.
  • Is excited to take this opportunity to boost his/her own career within diabetes research.



Annually a total of up to DKK 6,5 million is available for grants lasting from 3 months up to 1½ years. A maximum of DKK 1,5 million can be applied for per grant, corresponding to a maximum of DKK 500,000 for a 6 months period.



The applicant must personally establish contact with a Principal Investigator (PI) at the desired partner institution, who will be the applicant’s primary research contact for the duration of the fellowship. This will ensure placement at a hosting institution, should the applicant be selected for granting. The applicant should work with the host PI from the partner institution on the research proposal in the application, further the host PI will need to provide a letter of recommendation stating his/her commitment to hosting the applicant, and endorsement of the research project.

It is important, that the applicant carefully reads the Information and Guidelines for Application before initiating the application process, as this document contains the complete call as well as detailed instructions for the application process.

The application must be completed and submitted using NNF’s online application and grant management system, NORMA, which can be accessed from: