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National Funding

       

Carlsberg Foundation, Research Grants

 OUTLINE

 The Carlsberg Foundation supports excellent basic research within the fields of natural science, humanities and social sciences.

RESEARCH FIELDS

 Basic research - natural science, humanities and social sciences

ELIGIBILITY

Postdoctoral fellows with ties to Denmark or Danish research
Semper Ardens: internationally acclaimed scholars at professor level

WHAT IS FUNDED

Several instruments including:

  • Postdoctoral travel stipends (6 months)
  • Postdoctoral stipends in Denmark
  • ‘Semper Ardens’ for visionary, interdisciplinary research projects
  • Research infrastructure
  • Publishing of monographs based on research funded by the Carlsberg Foundation
  • Research travel, fieldwork
  • International conferences
  • Specific postdoc fellowships (2 years)

APPROX DEADLINE

Annually October

LINK

www.carlsbergfondet.dk

 

Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF)


OUTLINE

Danish Council for Independent Research (DFF) funds specific research activities within all scientific areas that are based on the researchers' own initiatives and that improve the quality and internationalisation of Danish research.

RESEARCH FIELDS

 All scientific areas

MAIN INSTRUMENTS

  • DFF-International postdoctoral grants
  • DFF-Research Project 1 and 2
  • The Sapere Aude starting grant

LINK

The Danish Council for Independent Research


DFF - International postdoctoral grants

OUTLINE

The purpose is to strengthen the international mobility of young talented researchers, as well as to maintain and develop the competencies of researchers who are in the beginning of their research careers. The aim is to enable the grant recipient to consolidate his or her individual research profile by managing and carrying out a specific research project, in an independent manner, at a research institution abroad.

RESEARCH FIELDS

All scientific areas

 

ELIGIBILITY

Researchers who have a PhD or are expected to obtain a PhD from  a Danish research institution within 6 months after the application deadline or equivalent qualifications . 

WHAT IS FUNDED

Salary, operating expenses 

DURATION

 Up to two years,  maximum of 6 consecutive months can be spent at a Danish research institution.

APPROX DEADLINE

 See the current call

LINK

DFF - International postdoctoral grants

 

DFF- Research Project 1 and 2

 OUTLINE

DFF-Research project 1

  • A framework of up to DKK 1,800,000, excl. overhead
  • Duration up to 3 years
  • A clear and well defined problem statement
  • Research activities at a high international level

 

DFF- Research project 2

  • To be carried out by several researchers (including postdocs and PhD students)
  • Framework of DKK 1,800,000 – 4,500,000, excl. overhead
  • Duration up to 4 years
  • A coordinated and mutually binding collaboration that takes its point of departure in a well-defined, joint problem statement
  • Potential to achieve a synergy between sub-projects
  • Involve an international level of collaboration (if relevant)
  • High international standard

RESEARCH FIELDS

All scientific areas

ELIGIBILITY

All nationalities

Research project 1 : The applicant must be able to document independent research experience typically corresponding to 3 years of research or more after having obtained a PhD (or similar qualifications).
Research project 2:
The applicant must have completed a postdoctoral or assistant professorship programme (or similar).

APPROX DEADLINE

Annually, September/October

 

LINK

DFF-Research Project 1 and 2


DFF - Sapere Aude

 

OUTLINE

Danish Council for Independent Research offers the Sapere Aude-programme targeted at the research elite in Denmark. The programme was previously made up of three instruments.

Due to the cuts in the national budget for 2016-2017, the Danish Council for Independent Research has decided to reduce the Sapere Aude Programme to only one funding instrument which will be the DFF-Starting Grant.

  • Sapere Aude: DFF-Starting Grant is aimed at younger, very talented researchers who, at the time of the application deadline and within the last eight years, have obtained their PhD.

 RESEARCH FIELDS

 All scientific areas

ELIGIBILITY

Depends on instrument
All nationalities

APPROX DEADLINE

 Annually, March/April

 

LINK

Sapere Aude

Danida Research Grants

 

OUTLINE

Grants for development research activities with partners in Danida priority countries and in growth and transition countries. 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark has set up two new windows providing grants for development research activities. Grants will be awarded for strategic research collaboration which generates new knowledge relevant to the needs and strategies of 'priority countries' (window 1) or 'growth and transition countries' (window 2) and contributes to strengthening research capacity in these countries.

Window 1: The Danida Priority Countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Myanmar, Niger, Palestine, Somalia, Tanzania, and Uganda). See list of specific research themes.

Window 2: growth and transition countries involved in the programme “Partnering with Denmark” (Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Colombia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Mexico, Myanmar, South Africa, Turkey, and VietnamSee list of specific research themes.

All projects must be in partnership with research institutions in the mentioned partner countries. Partnerships should be equal, and partners should be able to contribute actively in preparing both Phase 1 and Phase 2 applications.

 RESEARCH FIELDS

Specific research themes are described in the call text.

ELIGIBILITY 

The project coordinator must hold a PhD or equivalent.

Research-based institutions in Denmark, Ghana and Tanzania are eligible for the research grants in Window 1.

Only research-based institutions in Denmark are eligible for the research grants in Window 2.

APPROX DEADLINE

Annually, February

 

LINK

Danida Fellowship Centre - CFP

Innovation Fund Denmark

 

OUTLINE

Innovation Fund Denmark invests in new initiatives, knowledge and technology creating growth and employment in Denmark.  Since April 2014 Innovation Fund Denmark has taken over strategic research from the Danish Council for Strategic Research.

RESEARCH FIELDS

 Various

ELIGIBILITY

Depends on investment programme

WHAT IS FUNDED

Various investment programmes:

 

DURATION

Various
Large scale projects: typically 2-5 years

APPROX DEADLINE

Various

LINK

http://innovationsfonden.dk/en


International Network Programme


OUTLINE

The International Network Programme supports network activities in all research areas between Danish and foreign researchers from the following countries: China (including Hong Kong), India, Israel, Japan, USA, Brazil and South Korea.

RESEARCH FIELDS

All research areas


ORGANISATION

Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science

ELIGIBILITY

Recognized researchers employed at Danish universities or in research institutions, scientists and research experts employed in companies or GTS institutions wishing to engage in network activities with researchers from one or several of the specified countries are eligible to apply.


WHAT IS FUNDED

Workshops and conferences, international travel expenses, including flights, accommodation and daily expenses for meals and local transportation, see: Circular on Tjenesterejseaftalen, 2000, Ministry of Finance

APPROX DEADLINE

Annually (usually August/September)

LINK

International Network Programme, Ministry of Higher Education and Science



Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa

Foundation (SJSF)


OUTLINE

Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation was founded in 1985. The objectives of the foundation are to enhance friendly relations between the five Nordic countries and Japan and to promote exchange between the peoples of the countries concerned, to increase international understanding and to attain peace in the world.

RESEARCH FIELDS

 Medicine, humanities, social and natural sciences, technology

 

ORGANISATION

Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation
The Danish section (SJSF Denmark), based at the Asia Research Centre, Copenhagen Business School, handles applications from Denmark.

ELIGIBILITY

 Danish citizens and permanent residents in Denmark

WHAT IS FUNDED

The Danish section’s funding pool: approx. Dkk 1 million
Grants will normally not exceed Dkk 50,000 and mainly be awarded for study and research visits and fieldwork in Japan as well as Japan related activities in Denmark.

DURATION

Various

APPROX DEADLINE

Annual announcements

Application period 1 December to 1 March

LINK

Scandianavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation



SYLFF Programme at the University

of Copenhagen


OUTLINE

Fellowships are given to outstanding postgraduate students enrolled at the University of Copenhagen whose research and study falls within the parameters of the social sciences and humanities, and law.

RESEARCH FIELDS

 Social sciences, humanities, law

ORGANISATION

The Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (Sylff) Program

ELIGIBILITY

 Outstanding postgraduate students (MA students and PhD Fellows) enrolled at the University of Copenhagen

WHAT IS FUNDED

Travel, studies abroad

DURATION

Various

APPROX DEADLINE

 Annual announcements

 

LINK

Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund

 

Velux Foundations (Velux & Villum)

 

OUTLINE

VILLUM FONDEN and VELUX FONDEN are non-profit foundations and part of THE VELUX FOUNDATIONS. The Foundations support specific, well-delimited, large-scale projects for the advancement of scientific, artistic, cultural, social and environmental purposes, primarily for the benefit of Denmark and the Danish nation.

RESEARCH FIELDS

Humanities, social sciences

ELIGIBILITY

 

Most of the grants are made through programmes in which research institutes, working with their regular network of partners, are normally invited to submit letters of interest. These funds can be applied for by invitation only. A small portion of the funds are available to be awarded to unsolicited applicants.

WHAT IS FUNDED

Various. The foundations rarely give grants below Dkk 500,000.

DURATION

Various

APPROX DEADLINE

Year-round

 

LINK

http://veluxfoundations.dk/en


Østasiatiske Kompagnis Almennyttige Fond (EAC

Foundation)

 

OUTLINE

The EAC Foundation primarily supports projects and activities that strengthen and expand relationships both professional and culturally between Denmark and the countries where EAC has worked particularly in Asian countries.

WHAT IS FUNDED

The foundation focuses on research, humanitarian missions, environmental protection, educational and artistic and national purposes.

 APPROX DEADLINE

Applications should be addressed to the Asia House, Indiakaj 16, DK-2100 Copenhagen three weeks prior to Board meetings.

LINK

The EAC Foundation


S. C. Van Foundation

 

OUTLINE

The S. C. Van Foundation supports projects and activities in the following three categories:

1: Individuals of primarily Chinese origin who reside or temporarily stay in Denmark in order to accomplish a higher education (documented matriculation as Master-, Ph.D. student or similar degree). “Chinese origin” includes individuals born in Denmark or in East Asian countries to Chinese parents. S. C. Van Fonden may not support mercantile studies, residence or sojourn with commercial aims.

2: Danish citizens’ studies in and scientific relations with China. S. C. Van Fonden may not support mercantile studies, residence or sojourn with commercial aims.

3: Promotion of art and culture relating to both China and Denmark.

WHAT IS FUNDED

The foundation focuses on research, humanitarian missions, environmental protection, educational and artistic and national purposes.

 APPROX DEADLINE

15th of February

15th of May
15th of August
15th of November

LINK

S. C. Van Foundation