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Committee on International Research Leader Grants

Committee on International Research Leader Grants

The Committee on International Research Leader Grants implements the Board of the Foundation’s granting decision for awarding the Foundation’s Laureate Research Grants and Young Investigator Awards. These grants are aimed at excellent research leaders who wish to establish their research group in Denmark to carry out visionary research within biomedicine or biotechnology. The scientists must be employed outside Denmark at the time of application.

The Board has established an annual grant budget of DKK 200 million, allocated between two Laureate Research Grants of DKK 50 million each, and four Young Investigator Awards of DKK 25 million each.

The grants are awarded once annually based on applications.

The Committee assesses the applications received and then refers selected applications for international peer review. The Committee submits its recommendations together with the rationale for awarding the grants to the Board of the Foundation, which is responsible for the grant decision.

Established in 2012, the Committee consists of a Chairperson and eight members appointed by the Board in accordance with the general rules covering the Foundation’s committees.

The committee's 8 members

Anja Boisen
Chair
Professor, Department of Health Technology,
Technical University of Denmark
Has been a member since 2021
Ido Amit
Member
Professor, Department of Immunology,
Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Has been a member since 2021
Roberta Croce
Member
Professor, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Has been a member since 2021
Pascale Daran-Lapujade
Member
Professor, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Department of Biotechnology/Industrial Microbiology
Has been a member since 2021
Ivan Dikic
Member
Professor, Institute of Biochemistry,
University Hospital of Goethe University, Germany
Has been a member since 2021
Poul Nissen
Member
Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, DANDRITE,
Aarhus University, Denmark
Has been a member since 2021
Kjetil Taskén
Member
Professor, Institute for Cancer Research, Department of Cancer Immunology,
Oslo University Hospital, Norway
Has been a member since 2021
Paul Walton
Member
Professor, Department of Chemistry
University of York, UK
Has been a member since 2021