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Visiting Scholar / Visiting Postdoc Fellowships at Stanford Bio-X

Call opens
22 November 2021
Call closes
1 March 2022 2:00pm (CET)
Announcement of results
May 2022
Recurring calls
November 2022
Application guidelines


The Novo Nordisk Foundation invites young, ambitious researchers to apply for a Visiting Scholar/Visiting Postdoc Fellowship in interdisciplinary research at the highest international level. The fellowship offers an opportunity to carry out a research project where 3 years are dedicated to work at the prestigious Stanford University in California, USA, under the Stanford Bio-X Institute, followed by up to 1 year at a university or other public or non-profit research institution in Denmark.

The foundation seeks to accomplish the objectives of this call by three means:

  • By giving the awardee the opportunity to obtain research experience, training, and knowledge in a unique interdisciplinary environment at the highest international level, while also openly exchanging intellect and ideas with Stanford’s peers.
  • Through mobility, extending the awardee’s scientific networks and innovative spirit, and foster scientific independence.
  • By associating the awardee to a Danish research institution throughout the project, thereby facilitating the return of the awardee from Stanford, and his/her continued research career in the Danish research environment.

It is possible to apply within all research fields covered by natural and technical sciences, biomedicine and/or biotechnology, under the condition, that the project is of interdisciplinary structure with potential applications to biomedicine, human health, biotechnology, or sustainability.

Note: Fellowships within this programme are also offered with Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel as the hosting institution. For more information go to Postdoctoral Fellowships at Weizmann Institute of Science

About the grant


Up to DKK 4 mio. per grant


Going abroad from Denmark

Career stage

Post Docs

Research area focus

Bioscience and Basic Biomedicine, Biotechnology-based Synthesis and Production, Clinical and Translational Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism


Committee on Interdisciplinary Research


For grant inquiries
Anne-Sofie Tafdrup
Grant Specialist
+45 4172 7925
Kamilla Nørregaard
Scientific Manager, PhD
+45 4172 7946


The successful candidate:

  • Will have obtained a PhD degree within 5 years of the fellowship start date.
  • Will have a solid education in and experience within natural and technical sciences, biomedicine, or biotechnology, and a deep interest for interdisciplinary research.
  • Must document that he/she will be employed by a Danish university or other public or non-profit research institution (that will also administrate the grant) during the entire fellowship period.
  • Has established contact with a Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty member who has committed to being the primary research mentor for the duration of the fellowship.
  • Has a significant association to the Danish educational system or research environment, e.g., by having graduated from a Danish University or by having several years of research experience at a Danish institution, and a clear intention of returning to Denmark after the stay abroad.


In total, the duration of the fellowship is 4 years.

The Novo Nordisk Foundation will award approx. DKK 1 million per year, for a total of up to DKK 4 million per fellowship.


It is important to carefully read the “Information and guidelines for applicants”, before initiating the application process, as these guidelines contains the complete call text as well as instructions regarding the completion of the application.


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