Areas of Support
The Humanitarian Support open call for applications is geographically unrestricted and applicants are encouraged to submit applications for projects that are implemented in their strategic focus areas and geographical strongholds. Applications can cover all areas of humanitarian interventions incl. direct service delivery, rigid evaluations, research and innovative approaches to solutions for people in need.
Definition of Humanitarian Crisis Situation
A humanitarian crisis is understood as an event or series of events where human, physical, economic or environmental damage overwhelms a community’s capacity to cope. The Novo Nordisk Foundation acknowledges that a humanitarian crisis can have a sudden or slow onset, and that longer-term crises may comprise several humanitarian emergency situations.
The Novo Nordisk Foundation will rely on information from multiple international stakeholders and organisations and consult current inter-agency humanitarian appeals when assessing whether an application should be considered relevant in this category.
Organisations and institutions with a registration in Denmark, specifically documented with a Danish CVR number, may apply for grants in the Humanitarian Support open call for applications. Implementing through and sub-granting to strong local partners will be considered an advantage in the application evaluation process. Only the Danish-based applicant will be entitled to submit an application through the online application system.
The Novo Nordisk Foundation will only accept applications from internationally recognised and highly transparent organisations and institutions whose annual reports and annual audited financial reports are publicly available.
The Foundation also expects applicant organisations and institutions to have implemented a code of conduct or similar by which they are guided and with which they comply in accordance with ethical and humanitarian guidelines and standards, e.g. the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS). CHS certification is not a requirement.
Funding and Project Duration
A total of up to DKK 17 million is available for grants between DKK 500.000 and DKK 2 million for projects lasting up to one year.
The project can be an independent, delimited project or part of a larger project that receives support from other sources.
If the applicant has applied for or been awarded funding from other sources for the project, the applicant must always state this in the budget.
Applications must be submitted in English.
Administrative support can constitute up to a total of 5% of the total budget in the application. Administrative support may cover administrative expenses that are directly related to the project in the application, including accounting, controlling, auditing and reporting. The administrative support may not exceed the amount included in the application budget.
The Novo Nordisk Foundation does not support overhead expenses, i.e. expenses that are not directly related to or relevant to the project in the application.
Applications must be submitted using the Novo Nordisk Foundation’s online application system, NORMA. Applications must include a brief summary of the project together with a detailed project description of up to 20,000 characters and a budget for the project.
Please limit the number of appendixes to an absolute minimum.
Applicants are requested to read the application guidelines, ”Information and Guidelines for Applicants”, thoroughly before initiating the application process.
Please note that only organisational applicants are eligible for this call, which is of particular importance when creating a profile in the online application system, NORMA.
If you experience technical issues, please contact the NORMA support team on firstname.lastname@example.org.