The primary purpose of the Start Package grant is to make Danish universities or other research institutions more competitive when recruiting top researchers of any nationality. The aim is also to enhance researcher mobility across borders, among Danish universities and from industry to university.
The 4-year grant is intended to provide leverage for the hiring Danish university/research institution during recruitment and contract negotiations and to accompany the offer of one of the following positions:
Up to DKK 4 million for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level
Up to DKK 6 million for a time-unlimited position at the associate professor level
Up to DKK 8 million for a time-unlimited position at the full professor level
Up to DKK 8 million for a clinical- or clinical chair professor position with mandatory research responsibilities for a minimum of five years
A Start Package Grant will provide the host institution with funding that must be used in connection with the candidate’s establishment of an independent research group at the host institution.