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Nursing Research Programme

Call opens
21 December 2022
Call closes
1 March 2023 2:00pm (CET)
Announcement of results
July 2023
Recurring calls
! Call for 2024 will open in December 2023 !
Application guidelines


The Nursing Research Programme aims to strengthen nursing research through long-term research funding and to provide nurses with research leadership experience an opportunity to apply for major research projects that are valuable in a broad research and clinical context.

About the grants


One grant of up to DKK 7.5 mio.



Career stage

Research Leaders (Mid-career/Associate Prof.), The main applicant must be a registered nurse

Research area focus

Nursing Research


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For grant inquiries
Kristina Rohde Larsen
Grant Manager
[email protected]
Rikke Vibeke Nielsen
Senior Scientific Manager
+45 6092 6839 [email protected]


Main applicant

The main applicant must be a registered nurse, have documented research experience, have qualifications equalling to senior researcher or associate professor level, and have experience in research leadership and scientific supervision. Main applicants must be affiliated and present at a Danish university, hospital or other non-profit research institution at which the research project must be anchored.


There may be up to four co-applicants from the nursing profession and from other professional fields who will scientifically contribute to the project and who will have a financial share in the grant.

Co-applicants must have formal research competence (PhD or the equivalent) and must have documented research activity. Co-applicants must also be affiliated with a Danish university, hospital or other non-profit research institution.

Please note, it is a requirement that the project period is 5 years.

Research field

The Nursing Research Programme targets nursing research on disease prevention and health promotion, treatment, rehabilitation and palliative care and research on management and organization within the health care system with the overall purpose of improving treatment results and human health.


One 5-year research project can be awarded with approximately DKK 1,5 million per year for a total budget of up to DKK 7,5 million.

Application process

Please note that the application process has been changed. It is no longer a two-phased application process. Main applicants must be prepared to participate in an interview with the Committee on Nursing Research in June 2023. Applicants selected for an interview will be notified by the first half of May 2023, and their applications will be submitted to external peer review. Please read the guidelines carefully.

The application must be completed and submitted using the foundation’s application system. Before initiating the application process, it is important to carefully read the Informaton and guidelines for applicants”, accessed via ‘How to apply’ above. Additional essential information on the call and application process is found in these guidelines.


Grant listings

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Managing a grant

Read more about how to manage a grant and what general information you need as a grant holder.