The grants resulted from an application round in open competition for social and humanitarian projects that the Novo Nordisk Foundation announced in the spring with a deadline in May. The Foundation received 108 grant applications.
The has awarded grants totalling DKK 20.461 million.
The Foundation awarded DKK 11.645 million for eight social projects. Applicants for projects of 1–2 years could receive up to DKK 1 million. Applicants for projects of 2–3 years could receive up to DKK 5 million.
The Foundation awarded DKK 4.32 million for six humanitarian projects. It also awarded DKK 4.487 million for a further six projects for emergency humanitarian purposes. In these humanitarian categories, each project application could be for up to DKK 750,000.
In awarding grants to social projects, the Foundation wants to improve the quality of life and the opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people in Denmark by strengthening educational opportunities, developing general competencies, focusing on job preparedness and other initiatives.
In awarding grants to humanitarian projects, the Foundation wants to improve the quality of life and the opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people outside Denmark through education, general development of competencies, job preparedness initiatives, and health and other relevant humanitarian interventions.
“The Foundation has increased its grants for humanitarian and social purposes in recent years. By awarding grants for these purposes, we want to promote the health and welfare of people in Denmark and the rest of the world. We received very many qualified project proposals in the application round, and we look forward to following the progress of the projects that received grants in the coming year,” says Thomas Alslev Christensen, Head of Operations, Novo Nordisk Foundation.
Christian Mostrup Scheel, Senior Press Officer, phone: +45 3067 4805, [email protected]