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Start Package Grants Q1 2023 – for faculty recruitment

Call opens
24 October 2022
Call closes
25 January 2023 2:00pm (CET)
Announcement of results
Early March 2023
Recurring calls
The Q2 2023 call will open on 25 January 2023
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Purpose

The main purpose of the Start Package Grants programme is to make Danish universities or other research institutions more competitive when recruiting top researchers of any nationality and to enhance researcher mobility across borders, among Danish universities and from industry to university.

Only applications submitted by the person with appointment authority at the recruiting institution will be considered for funding.

The programme is open all year round, with quarterly calls, submission deadlines, and grant awards.

About the grants

Amount

Up to DKK 8 million per grant

Location

Denmark

Contact

For grant inquiries
Kamilla Nørregaard
Scientific Manager, PhD
+45 4172 7946 KNR@novo.dk

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.

Eligibility

Please consult the guidelines for detailed eligibility requirements concerning mobility, position, and recruitment.

Application process

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.

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