The Committee implements the Board of the Foundation’s decision to award the Foundation’s Challenge Programme grants that supports research within annually decided research themes. In 2024 the theme within Life Science Research Promoting Sustainability is: Integrating safety and environmental sustainability impacts of bio-based solutions
The Board has established a grant budget of DKK 360 million for the entire Challenge Programme in 2024, for large programme grants, each of DKK 30-60 million.
The Board selects the committee members among international experts in the fields of the annual research theme in accordance with the general rules covering the Foundation’s committees.
The current members of the Committee are listed below.