The Novo Nordisk Foundation’s support for natural science education and outreach attracted a great deal of interest in the last application round in autumn 2018.
The Foundation received 202 applications, of which 19 received grants. The proposed projects were highly qualified, with the Foundation awarding grants for projects for preschool children and children and adolescents at primary and secondary schools and for projects for museums, science communication, research and leisure activities.
The Foundation is opening a new application round for grants for natural science education and outreach on 7 February 2019.The deadline is 13 March 2019, and the Foundation will award grants totalling up to DKK 25 million.
Spring application round will support science in and outside school
In the spring application round, the Foundation seeks applications for grants for natural science education and outreach for children and adolescents from childcare centres to upper-secondary schools. Applications may also be submitted for projects that increase the interest of the general population in the natural sciences and technology and strengthen the public debate in this field.
The Foundation welcomes applications for project grants of between DKK 100,000 and DKK 3 million with a duration of up to 5 years.
Applications may be submitted for grants to develop science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teaching, for science competitions or for outreach projects such as summer schools, science communication and public debate.
Long-term commitment to education and outreach
The Foundation has science education and outreach as a focus area and will therefore hold application rounds for grants twice annually. In the autumn, applications may be submitted for grants for small and large projects within science education and outreach. The Foundation is now supplementing this by opening an application round for grants for smaller projects in the spring.
“At the Novo Nordisk Foundation, we are proud of entering the arena of science education and outreach, and our long-term mission is to support this work. We are looking forward to receiving applications with new initiatives for projects and are focusing on continuing to learn, listen and develop ourselves together with the applicants to enable our calls to support this community optimally,” says Berith Bjørnholm, Senior Programme Manager, Science Education and Outreach, Novo Nordisk Foundation.
Find out more about the spring application round
The Foundation invites potential applicants to attend information meetings about the spring application round on the following days:
- Friday, 1 February, 15:00–16:30 at VIA University College in Aarhus;
- Monday, 4 February, 16:00–17:30 at the Novo Nordisk Foundation in Hellerup; and
- Wednesday, 6 February, 16:00–17:30 at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense.
Registration for attending these information meetings will open the week of 14 January on the Foundation’s website.
Read more about the new call for applications, the application criteria and the application process here.
Information about the autumn application round will be available later.