The purpose of the RECRUIT grants is to strengthen Danish universities in the international competition of recruiting the most talented or leading researchers from abroad by providing ample funding across a broad timeframe. The grants support the recruitment of researchers at the assistant-, associate-, or full-professor level. All candidates for the RECRUIT programme are nominated by Danish universities. A nomination quota for RECRUIT is allocated to each Danish university.
Candidates for RECRUIT must be considered ambitious and excellent at their career level. The candidate’s research should bring substantial value and/or novelty to a research field that has strategic relevance to the recruiting university.
The candidate’s research focus must lie within the strategic research areas of the Natural and Technical Sciences or Biotechnology and Sustainability of the Novo Nordisk Foundation (see Areas of Support in the Guidelines for applicants).