Information from SOS 20 June 2014

Funding opportunities

Information from Support Office, Science

How to write a competitive grant proposal - 2 days course for researchers and PhD students

The course targets and will be beneficial for researchers at all career stages, but with main focus on early-career fundraising options (PhD student to assistant-professor level).
The purpose of this course is to train participants in efficient grant proposal writing, and to provide a deeper understanding of the factors affecting the success of a grant proposal, both in Denmark and internationally.
The core activity of the course is for each participant to develop a competitive research grant proposal.
Danish: 28. Aug./16. Sep. 2014 (full booked)
Danish: 2. Sep./19.Sep. 2014
English: 24. Sep./8. Oct. 2014 

International Network Programme (INP)

Sixth call for proposals for bilateral network activities in R&D with China, India, Israel, Japan, USA, Brazil and the Republic of Korea
The INP is aimed at giving researchers from both the public and the private sector an opportunity to establish networks and cooperation with researchers from countries that the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation has bilateral agreements with.
Grants are given to projects where there is not already a well-established connection between the project partners and for the following activities:
- Scientific workshops and conferences with participation of researchers, scientists, research experts and PhD-students from Denmark and from one or more of the selected countries.
- Travel between Denmark and the selected countries in order to identify potential for new projects and partnerships.
Ten million DKK has been reserved for this call. Each application can only be supported up to max 200.000 DKK, excl. OH.

Deadline: 15. August 2014


Call for Advanced Technology Projects
The overall objective of an Advanced Technology Project must be, within a specified time limit after the end of the funding period, a completely new product or a new generation of products through use of advanced technology. Focus on realizing market potentials by transforming advanced technology to value added. Can support the following:
- Projects with partnership between at least one Danish private company and at least one Danish public sector research institution.
- Innovation projects in which the project’s various parts, methods, approaches, etc. are known, but their combination is novel.
- Advanced technology projects with large-scale research activities, as the product aimed for can not be developed without considerable research effort.
- Required co-financing model: public sector party contributes 1/6; the private party by 2/6; and InnovationsFonden contributes 3/6 of the total budget. The Foundation’s share may increase if one or more of the project partners are Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SME).
- 2-4 years funding period
- Applications can be made for an amount of 2,5-15 mio. DKK

Deadline for Phase 1 applications (expression of interests): 22. August 2014, 12:00 noon

Fabrikant Mads Clausens Fond

This is a general charitable foundation supporting the following:
- Purchasing of equipment for use in education and science (favorably in relation to Danfoss’ products, production or employees)
- stimulation of interest in science among children and young people
- equipment for medical treatment

The foundation supports a project one time only, and the support is mainly given to projects that can make a difference for many people. The grants usually amounts to more than 25.000 DKK, however rarely more than 100.000 DKK. The foundation does not support medical research, private individuals, travel and subsistence expenses, conferences (unless of special interest to Danfoss), salaries, small investments, and long-term research projects.
For more information, please contact Jørgen Schou or SOS (Conny Wang Hansen or Torunn Hancke).
The foundation has agreed with SDU that employees and students at SDU shall submit their application via Juridisk Kontor, Ledelsessekretariatet at SDU. Applications must be sent to Kirsten Fly Malling, Juridisk Kontor, Ledelsessekretariatet, who will coordinate and send them to Fabrikant Mads Clausens Fond. Applications for support to study trips shall, however, be sent directly to the Foundation

Deadline: 28. August 2014, at 12:00 noon

The Danish Council for Independent Research (DFF)

Early warning: Information meeting with DFF regarding funding opportunities during fall 2014 takes place here at SDU on 3. September 2014, at 10:00 in BMB’s seminar room.

OECD’s Co-operative Research Programme (CRP) on biological resources in agriculture

Calls for proposals to Research Fellowships and Conference Sponsorship within one of the 3 following research themes:
- The Natural Resources Challenge
- Sustainability in Practice
- The Food Chain

Research Fellowship
Sponsorship of scientists to conduct research projects in a different Member country with a view to strengthening the international exchange of ideas and increasing international mobility and co-operation.
CPR supports transportation and subsistence costs to research scientists who have completed their postdoctoral training, have a permanent position, and are from Member countries to conduct research in a laboratory in another Member country. Fellowships may be from March 2015 and last from 6 to 26 weeks.

Conference Sponsorship
co-sponsorship of international conferences, workshops, symposia, congresses, with a view to informing policy makers, industry and the academic world of current and future research, scientific developments and opportunities on issues relevant to the CRP and the OECD’s policy priorities.
Eligible costs are expenses for invited speakers (travel and subsistence costs).

Deadline: 10. September, 2014

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

The Canon Foundation in Europe

Calls for applications for up to 15 Research Fellowships to highly qualified European and Japanese researchers. Applicants are required to have obtained a PhD or M.Sc. degree within the previous ten years. Fellowships are awarded regardless of research discipline and existing employment positions. European Fellows pursue a period of research in Japan and Japanese Fellows at host institutions in Europe.
The financial support for Research Fellows ranges from 22,500 Euro to 27,500 Euro per year, and are awarded for periods of at least 3 months up to max. 12 months.

Deadline: 15. September, 2014

General information to all applicants:

Please remember the Faculty of Science’s internal approval procedures, when applying for external funding: Budgets must be prepared in cooperation with Support Office, Science (SOS), and requests for budget assistance from applicants must be sent to SOS no later than 10 working days before application deadline.
SDUpro - our new electronic application database at Nat, SDU
Please remember to send your applications to
at Support Office, Science, for internal registration.

Our original database, Panda, has been replaced by Acadre – but please note, that all researchers still have access to their own applications registered in Panda.

Address for applications registered in Panda 

All applications sent to after the 14th of May are registered in Acadre – the address will be announced at some point after the summer holidays 2014.



The following SOS colleagues can be contacted for support in July:      
Week 27 (from 30 June to 4 July):
Torunn Hancke (
Svend Kiilerich (
Hanne Dahl Mortensen (
Randi W. Nielsen (
Week 28 (from 7 to 11 July):
Torunn Hancke (
Conny W. Hansen (
Svend Kiilerich (
Randi W. Nielsen (from 7 to 9 July only on
Week 29 (from 14 to 18 July):
Conny Wang Hansen (
Inge B. Kroun (
Week 30 (from 21 to 25 July):
Inge B. Kroun (
Please note that none of the advisors will be in office this week
Week 31 (from 28 July to 1 August):
Inge B. Kroun (
Lone Storm Pedersen (
Please note that none of the advisors will be in office this week

We wish you all a nice and sunny summer! 

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