Purpose and funding
The 4-year grant is intended to provide leverage for the hiring Danish university/research institution during recruitment and contract negotiations and to accompany the offer of one of the following positions:
- Up to DKK 4 million for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level
- Up to DKK 6 million for a time-unlimited position at the associate professor level
- Up to DKK 8 million for a time-unlimited position at the full professor level
- Up to DKK 8 million for a clinical- or clinical chair professor position with mandatory research responsibilities for a minimum of five years
A Start Package Grant will provide the host institution with funding that must be used in connection with the candidate’s establishment of an independent research group at the host institution.
Only applications submitted by the person with appointment authority at the recruiting institution will be considered for funding.
Areas of support
The grant will support recruitment of researchers within the strategic key themes of the Novo Nordisk Foundation’s scientific grant-giving areas, cf. the guidelines.
Please consult the guidelines for detailed eligibility requirements concerning mobility, position, and recruitment.
The programme is open all year round, with quarterly calls, submission deadlines, and grant awards.
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. Essential additional information on the call and application process is found here.