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Equipment Upgrade Programme- Only for invited applicants !

Call opens
11 October 2023
Call closes
11 January 2024 1:00pm (CET)
Announcement of results
September 2024
Recurring calls
Fall 2024
Application guidelines


Only applications submitted by a grant holder of a grant within the ‘NNF Research Infrastructure Programme – Large Equipment and Facilities’ will be considered for funding. All other applications will receive an administrative rejection by NNF.

With the Equipment Upgrade Programme, the NNF wishes to ensure that the Danish research, innovation and industry environments have continued access to timely research infrastructures by supporting the maintenance and upgrade of NNF funded research infrastructures.

The goal of the programme is to:

  • Enable an upgrade and increased lifetime of the scientific equipment funded by the NNF Research Infrastructure – Large Equipment and Facilities Programme.
  • Improve the impact and sustainability of NNF funded research infrastructures.
  • Ensure that research communities have access to timely research infrastructure.

About the grants



Career stage

Research Leaders (Established/Prof.), Research Leaders (Mid-career/Associate Prof.), Research Leaders (junior/non-tenured)

Research area focus

Bioscience and Basic Biomedicine, Clinical and Translational Medicine, Data Science, Food and agriculture, Industrial and environmental biotechnology, Infrastructure, Natural sciences, Technical sciences


For grant inquiries
Ulla Gro Nielsen
Senior Scientific Lead
+45 2224 5230 [email protected]
Joanna Steinhauer
Grant Specialist
+45 7135 7906 [email protected]

Areas of support

The infrastructure applied for should enable research and development within the Foundation’s strategic focus on biomedicine and health sciences, sustainability and biotechnology, and natural and technical sciences.

Specific overarching research fields include:

  • Biomedicine
  • Clinical and translational medicine
  • Industrial and environmental biotechnology
  • Plant science, agriculture and food biotechnology
  • Natural sciences with potential applications in biomedicine or biotechnology
  • Technical sciences with potential applications in biomedicine or biotechnology
  • Computational science, including data science, with potential applications in health or sustainability.


The applicant, who holds a PhD, must be a grant holder of a previously funded grant in the Research Infrastructure Programme– Large Equipment and Facilities Programme.


A total of approximately DKK 10 million is available for grants up to DKK 3 million for a period of up to 4 years.

Application process

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. Additional essential information on the call and application process is found in these guidelines.