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Project grants in Endocrinology and Metabolism – Nordic Region

Call opens
6 April 2022
Call closes
2 June 2022 2:00pm (CET)
Announcement of results
September 2022
Recurring calls
Expected April 2023
Application guidelines


The Novo Nordisk Foundation calls for applications within basic and clinical research within the endocrine system and metabolism relating to cellular energy homeostasis. The objective is to promote Nordic research at the highest international level to carry out research projects of 1-3 years duration.

About the grant


Up to DKK 3 million per grant


Denmark, Nordic Countries (excl. Denmark)

Research area focus

Endocrinology and Metabolism


Komite for Endokrinologi og Metabolisme


For grant inquiries
Susanne E. Hede
Senior Scientific Manager, PhD
+45 3527 6629
Fiona Goldizen
Grant Specialist
+45 2061 4825


The research activities applied for must take place at a university, hospital or other non-profit research institution in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden.

Principal investigators are eligible to apply, i.e. experienced independent researchers who have already established their own research field and demonstrated the ability to conduct original research at a high international level, or researchers that are in the process of establishing themselves as independent researchers.

Applications from Master students, PhD students and postdocs will not be taken into consideration.


A total of DKK 80 million, of which DKK 10 million is earmarked for ‘Thyroid hormone in health and disease,’ is available for the funding of: 1-, 2- and 3-year project grants within the frame of DKK 300.000 – 1 million per budget year.

The total amount applied for must be within the frame of DKK 300.000 and DKK 3 million. Please note that applications outside this budget frame will not be considered.

The application must describe a clearly defined research project with an appropriate budget.

Thyroid hormone in health and disease

In this application round there will be a special emphasis on research projects on or relating to ‘Thyroid hormone in health and disease’. Up to DKK 10 million are earmarked for projects up to DKK 3 million. For more details see the application guidelines.

Application process

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

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