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New Nursing Research Programme Established

The Novo Nordisk Foundation is boosting its support for nursing research by earmarking DKK 37.5 million for a new research programme within the field. The funds will be used to provide five research projects with DKK 7.5 million each over five years.

The research programme aims to provide nurses with leadership experience an opportunity to apply for major research projects that are valuable in a broad research and clinical context.

The programme targets nursing research on disease prevention and health promotion, rehabilitation and palliative care and research on management and organization with the overall purpose of improving treatment results.

In setting up this programme, the Novo Nordisk Foundation aims:

  • to strengthen nursing research through long-term research funding;
  • to base nursing research on current health challenges;
  • to accelerate the development of new treatment methods within nursing; and
  • to create project constellations in which nursing researchers may obtain research experience at the highest level.

The Foundation has supported nursing research in Denmark by funding projects for almost 20 years. Since 1996, it has awarded DKK 1.5 million in annual project funding.

“With this significant boost in support for nursing research we aim to lay the foundations that allow individual nurses to demonstrate noticeable, international and interesting research results, which make a significant contribution to improving people’s health and quality of life,” says Niels-Henrik von Holstein-Rathlou, Chief Scientific Officer and Head of Research and Innovation Grants, Novo Nordisk Foundation.

The Foundation will fund one 5-year research project annually. Read more about the research programme, which is open for applications from today, here.


Anne Sofie Lei, Grant Administrator, Novo Nordisk Foundation, [email protected], +45 3527 6616