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Conferences, Symposia and Workshops 2024-1

Call opens
18 January 2024
Call closes
4 April 2024 12:00pm (CET)
Announcement of results
End of May 2024
Recurring calls
Biannual call - next will be announced in August 2024
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Purpose

The purpose of the Conferences, Symposia and Workshops programme is to promote knowledge sharing and networking activities. These grants facilitate this by providing researchers and students with opportunities to present and discuss the newest research and innovation activities within their fields.

The Conferences, Symposia and Workshops programme aims at supporting events with a duration of 1-3 days located within Denmark, Faroe Islands or Greenland.

The event must be executed in the timeframe June 2024-November 2025.

Events planned later than this are requested to apply at one of the upcoming calls of the programme. The programme call is open biannually.

 

About the grants

Amount

DKK 50,000 to DKK 500,000 per grant

Location

Denmark

Contact

For grant inquiries
Nadiia Hutrina
Grant Specialist
[email protected]
Mikkel Bloch Avlund
Senior Project Lead
[email protected]

Application process

The application must be completed and submitted using NNF’s online application and grant management system, NORMA, which can be accessed from: https://norma.novonordiskfonden.dk. Applicants must read the “Information and guidelines for applicants” carefully as it contains essential and more detailed information on requirements and restrictions.

Funding

A total of up to DKK 8.2 million per year is available for grants each between DKK 50,000 and DKK 500,000.

Eligibility

The following requirements must be demonstrated for an application to be eligible:

  • The event must be within a field of research supported by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.
  • Applicants must be tenured, or on a tenure track, anchored at a university, a research institution, or a museum in Denmark, The Faroe Islands, or Greenland. The host institution must administrate the grant.
  • The main applicant must be a specific person and must be the lead organiser. I.e., the applicant cannot be a scientific society or a professional event organiser.
  • Events must take place in either Denmark, The Faroe Islands, or Greenland.
  • The event must be executed within 18 months of grant notification. Events planned later than this are requested to apply at one of the upcoming calls of the programme. The programme call is open biannually.
  • Having an active Conferences, Symposia and Workshops grant does not exclude the applicant from applying for other of the Novo Nordisk Foundation’s grants, and vice versa. However, applicants who have major funding from NNF or other sources (≥10 million) must justify the need for additional funding from the CSW programme.

Selection criteria

The applications will be assessed based on the following criteria:

  • Whether the event meets the purpose and aim of the programme
  • The novelty and strategic relevance of the theme
  • The expected impact of the event for the research environment and the expected interest and participation of the research community
  • Strength and impact of confirmed featured presenters as detailed by their names, affiliations, and role as described in the draft conference programme
  • The combination of conference formats and participants in order to create an original and high-impact event
  • Engagement of students and early career researchers as presenters, in poster sessions and similar activities, as detailed in the draft conference programme
  • Diversity among presenters and participants
  • Accessibility in terms of public announcements of the event and efforts to have an open and inclusive registration
  • Level of registration fees, and whether these are removed or further reduced for students and early career researchers
  • An adequate and balanced budget
  • Distribution of applying institutions and themes covered
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