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Research Infrastructure – Large equipment and facilities

Call opens
11 October 2023
Call closes
11 January 2024 2:00pm (CET)
Announcement of results
September 2024
Recurring calls
Fall 2024
Application guidelines


With the Research Infrastructure Programme, the Novo Nordisk Foundation wishes to strengthen the Danish research environment by supporting the establishment and maintenance of infrastructures needed to achieve excellence in research and innovation.

The goal of the research programme is to:

  • Ensure that researchers have access to state-of-the-art research facilities.
  • Ensure that potential users have access to qualified technical assistance.
  • Ensure that the facilities and/or equipment is continuously developed and maintained.
  • Boost the nearby research environment.

About the grant


Up to DKK 25 million 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, Clinical and Translational Medicine, Industrial and environmental biotechnology, Natural sciences, Data Science, Food and agriculture, Infrastructure, Technical sciences


For grant inquiries
Ulla Gro Nielsen
Senior Scientific Lead
+45 2224 5230 [email protected]
Joanna Steinhauer
Grant Specialist
+45 7135 7906 [email protected]

Areas of support

The infrastructure applied for should enable research and development within the Foundation’s strategic focus on biomedicine and health sciences, sustainability and biotechnology, and natural and technical sciences.

Specific overarching research fields include:

  • Biomedicine
  • Clinical and translational medicine
  • Industrial and environmental biotechnology
  • Plant science, agriculture and food biotechnology
  • Natural sciences with potential applications in biomedicine or biotechnology
  • Technical sciences with potential applications in biomedicine or biotechnology
  • Computational science, including data science, with potential applications in health or sustainability.


The applicant must be employed at a university or other not-for-profit research institution in Denmark. The applicant must document expertise at the highest level within the relevant research field.

The research infrastructure must be established at a Danish research institution with expertise within the relevant field. The facility or equipment must be made available to the general scientific environment, incl. users from other institutions, SME’s and incubators.

Besides the applicant, there must be a group of 3-5 core collaborators associated with Danish research environments, committed to be core users of the equipment or facility.


Each grant can be of DKK 5-25 million, for a period of up to six years. The total grant capital in 2024 is expected to be DKK 135 million.

Application process

The application must be completed and submitted using the foundation’s application system NORMA that can be accessed via the link “Apply now”.

Please read Information and Guidelines for Applicants  carefully before initiating the application process. Additional essential information on the call and application process is found in these guidelines.