The aim with the Non-Diabetic Endocrinology – National Thematic Collaborative Grant is to:
- Strengthen clinical collaborative research within non-diabetic endocrinology.
- Position Denmark at an international level in improving prevention and care for patients with non-diabetic endocrine disorders.
The research projects must be clinical and collaborative and focus on endocrine disorders within e.g.; thyroid, calcium metabolism, pituitary/adrenal/neuroendocrine and gonadal disorders. Projects within diabetes research are not eligible.
Due to the collaborative purpose of the grant, the research project must bring researchers, preferentially from university hospitals from all the five Danish regions together (but from at least three university hospitals, from three different regions), in solving a challenge within the area of clinical non-diabetic endocrinology. This could be accomplished by establishing national cohorts and/or infrastructure or by other means. International scientific and clinical collaboration on the research project where relevant is strongly encouraged.
The main applicant
- The main applicant must be anchored at a Danish university hospital.
- The main applicant must have documented experience leading large-scale collaborative clinical research projects.
- It is required, that co-applicants participate from at least three different university hospitals from different regions in Denmark (the main applicant and one of the co-applicants can be anchored at the same region).
- Additional co-applicants can be anchored at a non-profit research institution, university or hospital in Denmark or abroad.
A total of DKK 25 million is available for one grant for a five-year project.
The application process will consist of two stages.
Stage 1. The project description for the Stage 1 consists of a brief Expression of Interest of the proposed research project, addressing the aim and hypotheses. Up to two projects will be invited to proceed to Stage 2, in which the applicants will be asked to submit a comprehensive application with a detailed project proposal of up to 30,000 characters. As part of the Stage 2 evaluation, the main applicant will be invited to present and discuss their proposed research project with the review committee.
It is important, that the applicant carefully reads the “Information and Guidelines for Applicants – Non-Diabetic Endocrinology – National Thematic Collaborative Grant 2023”, accessed via “how to apply”, before initiating the application process, as this document contains the complete call as well as detailed instructions for the application process.