Hallas-Møller Ascending Investigator – Bioscience and Basic Biomedicine

Open for applications on
2020, 2pm (CET)
Award amount:
Up to DKK 10 mio. per grant available for granting
Announcement of results:
Ultimo April 2020


To stimulate the continued development of excellent research leaders, and promote Danish fundamental research at a high international level, the Novo Nordisk Foundation seeks to support the consolidation of accomplished associate professors with ambitious projects relevant to understanding the human organism and/or basal mechanisms underlying health and disease.

The Ascending Investigator grant is for excellent and independent associate professors who have the ambition and potential to rise to the highest international level within their research fields.


  • Applications from assistant professors, senior researchers or people in similar research positions will be considered if the application meet all the other requirements in this call.
  • Applicants should have their own research group and individual research profile and are expected to have a documented track record of peer-reviewed research with a high impact and must at the time of application have senior authorships.
  • During the project, applicants must be primarily employed, and have their primary research group, in Denmark and the project must be anchored at a university, hospital or other non-profit research institution in Denmark.

Application process

Submit your application via the Foundation’s application system (the green ‘Apply’ button at the top of the screen) from the indicated ‘Application opens’ date.

Please read ”Information and Guidelines for Applicants – Hallas-Møller Ascending Investigator 2020”  carefully before initiating the application process. Additional and essential information is found in these guidelines.

Read more about the previous grant recipients at:  

Committee on Bioscience and Basic Biomedicine
Kirsten Klüver
Senior Administrator
+45 3527 6674

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