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Novo Nordisk Foundation Allocates Dkk 100 Million for Science Education and Outreach

New opportunities for applying for grants for education and outreach projects will contribute to increasing interest, knowledge and competencies within the natural sciences – especially among children and young people.

The Novo Nordisk Foundation is giving significantly greater priority to supporting science education and communication. This year, the Foundation will award grants for up to DKK 100 million for the best project proposals in this grant area.

In the new application round that will open in August, applicants can apply for grants for such purposes as research on and development of teaching methods within natural science and technology (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and improving the qualifications of teachers. The educational projects can target early-childhood education, primary and lower-secondary education, upper-secondary education, academy profession education programmes and professional bachelor education programmes.

The Foundation also seeks applications for grants for such purposes as science talent competitions, summer schools, science journalism, exhibitions and other outreach projects. The outreach projects can target children, young people or the general population.

“By broadly inviting applications within science education and outreach for the first time, the Foundation wants to support the development of this environment in Denmark. The aim of the Foundation’s grants is to increase the interest, knowledge and competencies in the natural sciences among the Danish population – and especially among children and young people,” says Dagnia Looms, Head of Strategic Awards, Novo Nordisk Foundation.

The Foundation will award grants for both large and small projects. Applications can be made for grants:

  • between DKK 100,000 and DKK 5 million for projects lasting up to 4 years; and
  • between DKK 5 million and DKK 20 million for projects lasting 2–6 years.

Read more about this new call for applications, the criteria for awarding grants and the application process here


Christian Mostrup Scheel, Senior Press Officer, Novo Nordisk Foundation,
phone: +45 3067 4805, [email protected]