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Steno North American Fellowships

Call opens
1 February 2023
Call closes
27 April 2023 2:00pm (CET)
Announcement of results
July 2023
Recurring calls
Expected June 2023
Application guidelines


Steno North American Fellowships is a transatlantic collaboration enhancing synergies between the partner institutions for the benefit of people living with diabetes. 

  • The three North American partner institutions are Joslin Diabetes Center/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), University of Toronto, University of Michigan. 
  • The Danish partner institutions are the five Steno Diabetes Centers in Denmark: Steno Diabetes Center North Denmark, Steno Diabetes Center Aarhus, Steno Diabetes Center Odense, Steno Diabetes Center Zealand and Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen. 

The purpose of the Steno North American Fellowships is to: 

  • Give the institutions/research communities the opportunity to exchange methods and ideas, obtain training on specific topics and share knowledge in an international research environment focused on clinical and translational diabetes research. 
  • Strengthen the transatlantic collaboration and clinical research on caring for and treating diabetes patients, by enhancing the synergies across the partner research institutions. 

About the grants


Up to DKK 1.5 million per grant

Career stage

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


Komite for Steno Research Collaboration


For grant inquiries
Kristina Rohde Larsen
Grant Specialist
+45 2277 8553
Allan Mønsted Hansen
Senior Project Lead
+45 3067 4855


The successful candidate 

  • Is a senior postgraduate researcher/Postdoc/Researcher/Senior Researcher/Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor. 
  • Has solid, documented experience and deep interest in diabetes research. 
  • Is employed at one of the partner institutions: Joslin Diabetes Center/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC)University of TorontoUniversity of Michigan or one of the five Steno Diabetes Centers in Denmark: Steno Diabetes Center North Denmark, Steno Diabetes Center Aarhus, Steno Diabetes Center Odense, Steno Diabetes Center Zealand or Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen. 
  • Is excited to take this opportunity to boost his/her own career within diabetes research. 


Annually a total of up to DKK 6,5 million is available for grants lasting from 3 months up to 1 ½ years. A maximum of DKK 1,5 million can be applied for per grant, corresponding to a maximum of DKK 500,000 for a 6 months period. 

Application process

The applicant must establish contact with a Principal Investigator (PI) at the desired partner institution, who will be the applicant’s primary research contact for the duration of the fellowship.

The application process is a one-stage process.

It is important, that the applicant carefully reads the “Information and Guidelines for Applicants – Steno North American Fellowships 2023” accessed via ‘How to Apply’ above before initiating the application process, as this document contains the complete call as well as detailed instructions for the application process.

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