Information fra SOS 9. maj 2014


Information from Support Office, Science 

European Research Council (ERC)

The ERC has made a small 5-minutes video informing you about the different instruments and types of grants offered by the ERC
ERC’s goal is promoting technology and scientific excellence and improving the impact of science on society. Its main aim is to promote and support researchers’ career and develop their full potential and talent.


Novo Nordisk Foundation

Interdisciplinary synergy
With this program, the Novo Nordisk Foundation invites excellent scientists to
- Strengthen the synergy between researchers across disciplines
- Pursue creative and novel high risk/high gain research ideas
- Strengthen and internationalize Danish research.

The program supports 2-4 research groups of which the project leader should be at least 50% associated to a Danish university, hospital or other non-profit organisation, that will be considered the host institution of the project. Collaboration with industry is encouraged. However, funding cannot be awarded to the industrial partners.
Funding up to 15 mio. DKK over a 3-year project, with 5 mio. DKK. per year.

Deadline for Stage 1 applications (Expression of interest): 6. June 2014

Innovative biotechnology-based synthesis and production research
This program will support fundamental and applied research projects that are aimed at generating products in improved and more sustainable ways, such as:
- Use or engineering of biological tools and systems for synthesis and production of valuable products (e.g., chemicals, fuels, bioactive compounds, proteins, materials, fibre, food and feed products).
- Development of technologies and processes that can directly support biotechnology-based synthesis and production.
- Biotechnology to improve raw material utilization, reduce energy consumption and/or decrease waste generation.
Faculty members and researchers with an independent research program at an academic research institution in Denmark may apply. Grants of DKK 250.000-1 mio. per year for up to 3 years.

Deadline: 10. June 2014

Challenge program – Theme DIABETES
With this strategic initiative, the Novo Nordisk Foundation will support outstanding scientists within either one or both of the themes:
- Prevention of diabetes and obesity
- Acute and late-stage diabetes complications

2-3 research groups within biomedicine can with this grant establish smaller, collaborative units with a unifying vision and goal. The expertise, discipline or location of the groups, are not restricted, except that the host institution and main applicant must be located in Denmark.
Funding up to 60 mio. DKK over a 6-year project, with up to 10 mio. DKK. per year.

Deadline for Stage 1 applications (Expression of interest): 10. June 2014, 4pm.


Fellowship Opportunity at Durham University’s Institute of Advanced Study (IAS)

Fellowship grants for a 3-month period (either October - December 2015 or January-March 2016) are available to attract distinguished scholars from around the world to IAS.
Each Fellowship provides an honorarium (£ 3.000); a travel allowance; accommodation; and funds for teaching buy-out if necessary in order for individuals to be able to accept the Fellowship (up to £ 8.000). Most fellowships will be awarded to individuals whose research coheres with the IAS’ annual theme. The annual theme for 2015-2016 will be “Evidence”, interpreted in its broadest sense.

Deadline for submission of applications: 8 June 2014

The Danish Innovation Foundation

Call on “Biomarkers in Nutrition and Health” (BioNH)
The Danish Innovation Foundation participates in the call “Biomarkers in Nutrition and Health” BioNH from The Joint Programming Initiative “A Healthy Diet for a Healthy life” (JPI HDHL). HDHL is an intergovernmental initiative on the prevention of diet- related diseases with the aim of effectively integrating research efforts in the food, nutrition, exercise, social and health sciences.

The main objective of the call is to support interdisciplinary research and innovative approaches for the validation of biomarkers and the investigation of intake/exposure and nutritional status of biomarkers within the scientific area.
The Danish Innovation Foundation has allocated 500.000 Euro to participation in the call and it is the intension to support multiple projects. Funding is provided based on a virtual common pot scheme.

The twelve countries agreed to participate in the joint call are: Austria; Belgium; Canada; Denmark; France; Germany; Ireland; Italy; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Spain, Switzerland.

Deadline for phase-1 applications (pre-qualifications): 10. June, 5 pm.

The Danish Innovation Foundation

Call for ERA-net proposals within the area of synthetic biology
The Danish Innovation Foundation is partner in the ERA-NET Synthehetic Biology (ERA-SynBio) from which Danish scientists can apply for funding for projects within synthetic biology. The Danish Innovation Foundation has allocated 1 mio. euro for Danish participation.
ERA-SynBio is open now for applications to the call entitled: “ERASynBio 2nd joint call for transnational research projects – Building Synthetic Biology capacity through innovative transnational projects”
Submissions of proposals will be in a single step procedure.
The 12 countries have agreed to launch together this second joint call under ERA-SynBio: Denmark; Finland; France; Germany; Latvia; Norway; Portugal; Slovenia; Spain; Switzerland; UK; USA.

Deadline for applications: 3. July, 5 pm.


Grants for preparatory work for Horizon2020 proposals
The aim of EUopSTART is to intensify the internationalization of Danish research and strengthen the relations between research institutions and businesses regarding research and innovation. Funding may be applied for to cover the following activities:
- Preparation of applications to European research programmes
- Preparation of applications to ERC
- Negotiation of a grant agreement
Public or private-sector businesses and knowledge institutions domiciled in Denmark may apply for EUopSTART funds. The applicant must be the organization, not individuals.

Open for applications from 1. July 2014, and forwarded on an ongoing basis, provided that funds are still available.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie

Individual Fellowships (IF)

Individual Fellowships provide opportunities to acquire and transfer new knowledge and to work on research in a European context (EU Member States and Associated Countries) or outside Europe. The scheme particularly supports the return and reintegration of researchers from outside Europe who have previously worked here. It also develops or helps to restart the careers of individual researchers that show great potential, considering their experience.

Support is foreseen for individual, trans-national fellowships awarded to the best or most promising researchers for employment in EU Member States or Associated Countries, based on an application made jointly by the researcher and host organisation in the academic or non-academic sectors.
The applicants must, at the deadline for the submission of proposals, be in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience.
The IF proposals may take one of the following forms:
- European Fellowship
- Global Fellowships

Deadline: 11. September, 2014 at 5pm, Brussels local time

General information to all applicants:

Support Office, Science has been informed that it is a legal requirement that all correspondence (mail, letters etc.) with SDU as sender address and commitments by SDU must be stored in the States Archives. This includes applications. All registered files in SDUpro are automatically stored in the States Archives, since we from May 2014 will use Acadre instead of Panda, and thereby meet the SDU legal requirements.

Please remember the university’s procedures for internal approval of external funding applications: SOS and FSØ need five days to complete and approve the budget.
The head of department needs additional five days to approve both the application and the final budget. 

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Our original database, Panda, has been integrated into SDUpro.
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