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Project Grants in Bioscience and Basic Biomedicine

Call opens
15 June 2023
Call closes
5 September 2023 2:00pm (CEST)
Announcement of results
December 2023
Recurring calls
The call will open in June 2023
Application guidelines


The objective of this call is to broadly promote Danish fundamental research impacting better health through knowledge by supporting projects of high international level within the field of bioscience and basic biomedicine which are relevant for understanding the human organism and/or the basal mechanisms underlying health and disease.

About the grants


Up to DKK 3 mio. per grant



Career stage

Research Leaders (Established/Prof.), Research Leaders (junior/non-tenured), Research Leaders (Mid-career/Associate Prof.)

Research area focus

Bioscience and Basic Biomedicine


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For grant inquiries
Pål Fernvall
Senior Grant Lead
[email protected]


A grant capital of DKK 80 million is available for the funding of:
1-, 2- and 3-year project grants within the frame of DKK 300,000 – 1,000,000 per budget year.

Research fields

The research fields central in the proposed project could be within (but not limited to): Molecular biology, cell biology, bioinformatics, modelling of biological systems, enzymology, genetics, microbiology, animal models, pharmacology, experimental physiology, biophysics, biochemistry, biology, and biostatistics etc. The supported research will typically be carried out in animals, model systems, cellular or subcellular systems, or in silico.


WHO: Principal investigators anchored in Denmark are eligible to apply. Applications from Ph.D. students and postdocs will not be taken into consideration. As this grant cannot cover salary of the grantee, the applicant must be guaranteed his or her own salary for the entire applied project period.

WHERE: The research activities applied for must be anchored at a university, hospital, or other non-profit research institution in Denmark.

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

Application process

It is important, that the applicant carefully reads the 2023 updated version of “Information and Guidelines for Applicants – Project Grants in Bioscience and Basic Biomedicine” before initiating the application process, as this document contains the complete call as well as detailed instructions for the application process.

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