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Research Infrastructure – Large equipment and facilities

Call opens
11 December 2019
Call closes
4 February 2020 2:00pm (CET)
Announcement of results
End of September 2020
Recurring calls
Expected December 2020
Application guidelines


With the Research Infrastructure Programme, the Novo Nordisk Foundation wishes to strengthen the Danish research environment within biomedicine, biotechnology, and natural and technical sciences 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 grants


Up to DKK 25 mio. per grant



Career stage

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

Research area focus



For grant inquiries
Kamilla Nørregaard
Senior Scientific Manager, PhD
+45 4172 7946 [email protected]
Kirsten Klüver
Senior Grant Lead
+45 3527 6674 [email protected]

Scientific areas

  • Basic biomedical research, clinical research or health research
  • Natural and technical sciences with potential applications in biomedicine or biotechnology
  • Life sciences and biotechnology research promoting sustainability
  • Interdisciplinary sciences with potential applications in biomedicine or biotechnology


The main applicant must be employed at a university, hospital or other not-for-profit research institution in Denmark. The applicant must document expertise at the highest level within the research field of the applied-for research equipment or facility.

In addition to the main applicant, the application must include a group of three to five core-collaborators, associated with a Danish research environment that will be users of the applied-for research equipment or facility.

The facility or equipment must be made available to the general scientific environment, incl. from other institutions, SME’s and incubators.


Each grant can be of DKK 5-25 million, for a period of up to five years. Applications outside this range will not be considered for funding. The total grant capital in 2020 is DKK 150 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.

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