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Wanted: 12 research leaders within bioscience and basic biomedicine

For the second time, the Novo Nordisk Foundation will be awarding grants of up to DKK 10 million to outstanding research leaders at different stages of their careers within bioscience and basic biomedicine. Applications may be submitted from 12 November 2018. Stock photo.

Research leaders working within the field of bioscience and basic biomedicine can once again apply for an investigator grant under the Novo Nordisk Foundation’s Research Leader Programme.

The purpose of the Programme is to stimulate the continued development of top researchers by ensuring that the best research leaders at different stages of their careers have the opportunity to pursue meaningful long-term projects.

The Programme comprises three types of grants.

  • Hallas-Møller Emerging Investigator. Targeting talented starting group leaders establishing their own research group and profile. Read more here.
  • Hallas-Møller Ascending Investigator. Targeting excellent associate professors consolidating their research profile with ambitious projects. Read more here.
  • Distinguished Investigator. Targeting outstanding professors of all ages with original projects. Read more here.

Applicants’ projects must last 5 years and must be relevant to understanding the human organism and/or the basic mechanisms underlying health and disease. Projects must also be anchored at a research institution in Denmark.

Up to four grants for each career stage will be awarded annually. Each grant can be up to DKK 10 million.

Applications for the current round may be submitted from 12 November 2018. The deadline for applications is 9 January 2019 at 14:00.

Read descriptions of the Programme’s first grant recipients and their projects here.

Further information

Tina Thorslund, Scientific Officer, Research and Innovation Grants, phone +45 3527 6677, [email protected]

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