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Global Science Summit Programme 2024

Call opens
6 May 2024
Call closes
8 August 2024 2:00pm (CEST)
Announcement of results
December 2024
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The Global Science Summit Programme aims to explore the intersection between major global health and sustainability challenges through fostering scientific discoveries that address the combined impact of non-communicable diseases, infectious diseases, climate change, and related enabling technologies.

The purpose of the Global Science Summit Programme is to catalyse science-based solutions by supporting international interdisciplinary collaborations that address intersectional challenges between at least 2 of the following areas:

  • climate change
  • non-communicable disease, in particular cardiometabolic diseases
  • infectious diseases
  • related enabling technologies.

The collaboration should provide more than just a compounding of individual skills, but rather strive to synergistically combine perspectives, theories, data, experimental approaches and/or concepts across fields to generate novel results addressing the above-mentioned global challenges.


The programme supports collaborations between 2-3 research groups (the main applicant plus 1-2 co-applicants). Proposals must demonstrate interdisciplinarity and international engagement by including co-applicants from different disciplines and potentially from different nations. Disciplines does not refer to the education or formal position of the applicants, but rather their ongoing work expertise.

Guiding principles on eligibility include:

  • The Global Science Summit Programme seeks to actively engage researchers from all over the world, but applicants must be established investigators and must be employed at the administrating institution registered in the proposal for the duration of the project.
  • The administrating institution/organization must be able to accept and manage the potential grant. Projects can be anchored at any type of non-profit research organization, including universities, hospitals, and other not-for profit organizations.
  • Collaboration with researchers in non-academic sectors is allowed, however industrial partner(s) cannot receive direct funding through this programme.
  • The principal investigator (PI), who leads the project and submits the proposal, is limited to one submission per call as the main applicant. However, co-applicants may participate in multiple proposals, and a main applicant in one proposal may serve as a co-applicant or collaborator in other proposals.


A total of up to DKK 50 million (approximately USD 7.2 million) is expected to be allocated to proposals submitted to this call. The number of proposals supported will depend on the quality and expected budget.

Each project should not exceed a budget of DKK 7 million (approximately USD 1 million) and is expected to have a duration between 1 and 3 years.

Application process

The application must be completed in English and submitted using the Novo Nordisk Foundation’s online application and grant management system, NORMA, which can be accessed by clicking the ‘Apply’ button.

Contact: [email protected]

About the grants


up to DKK 7 million per grant