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For the research stars of tomorrow, there are - besides the unique recruitment calls - plenty of starting grants which also can be used for recruited candidates. For some, like the Villum Young Investigator, the maximum allowed budget is higher for applicants coming from outside Denmark. Dig into the calls below. Hopefully, several will be of interest to you.

 

European Research Council
- Starting Grant
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Deadline - In the late Fall, early Winter

Amount - Up to 1.5 mio € with the possibility of an additional 1 mio $ for infrastructure

Supported topics - Any scientific disclipline. Excellence is the sole criteria

Timing in the hiring process - The PhD age of the candidate must be within 2-7 years. ERC grants are mobile and follow the recipient, regardless of affiliation at the time of application

Salary for the PI - Can be included in the budget, only for the actual time spend on the ERC project



ERC - Starting Grant

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Independent Research Fund Denmark
- Sapere Aude
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Deadline - March

Amount - 4.3 mio DKK excl. overhead for four years

Supported topics - All scientific disciplines are covered by the Sapere Aude grant

Timing in the hiring process - The PhD age of the candidate cannot be higher than 8 years

Salary for the PI - Not forbidden but generally not recommended. If included in the budget, do not add more than salary for 1 year


DFF - Sapere Aude

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Novo Nordisk Foundation

- Start Package -

Deadline - One each quartile

Amount - Up to 4 mio DKK for tenure track position assistant professors

Supported topics - All Novo-funded areas, e.g. biomedical, data science, natural sciences, biotechnology, life sciences

Timing in the hiring process - The candidate cannot have started earlier than the deadline for the preceeding Start Package grant

Salary for the PI - Cannot be included in the budget



Novo - Start Package

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Novo Nordisk Foundation
- RECRUIT
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Deadline - September

Amount - Up to 15 mio DKK for projects of 7 years in duration

Supported topics - Research within the natural and technical sciences is eligible for support, including, e.g., physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, and technical sciences. Biomedical researh is NOT supported through this call.

Timing in the hiring process - Promising early-stage researchers with several years of postdoc research and sufficient maturity for, or early experience from, independence as a group leader will qualify for a grant as an assistant professor. Candidates within a window of 1 year prior to hiring and 1 year after hiring are eligible. Only candidates nominated by the university will be evaluated.

Salary for the PI - Can be included in the budget



Novo - RECRUIT

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Novo Nordisk Foundation
- Young Investigator Award
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Deadline - August

Amount - Up to 25 mio DKK for projects of 7 years in duration

Supported topics - Any area of biomedical and/or biotechnological sciences. Research within biotechnology can be related to medical and/or non-medical uses of the technology. The scientific program can involve basic, translational, clinical and/or epidemiological research.

Timing in the hiring process - The candidate cannot have led an independent research group for more than 7 years. Candidates cannot be employed at the Danish research institution during the entire application process.

Salary for the PI - Can be included in the budget


Novo - Young Investigator Award

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Novo Nordisk Foundation

- Emerging Investigator: Bioscience and Basic Biomedicine -

Deadline - January

Amount - Up to 10 mio DKK over five years

Supported topics - The research project must be centered on understanding the human organism and/or basal mechanisms underlying health and disease

Timing in the hiring process - Applicants must be starting group leaders, and at the time of application, should be at the level of senior postdoc, senior researcher, assistant or associate professor. 

Salary for the PI - Can be included in the budget


Novo - Emerging: Bioscience

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Novo Nordisk Foundation
- Emerging Investigator: Data Science
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Deadline - March

Amount - Up to 10 mio DKK over five years

Supported topics - Research must fall within key data science areas, such as development of new technologies, artificial intelligence, applied math, computer science, big data analytics, and/or applications of data science in biomedical and health science, life science, industrial applications, natural and technical sciences

Timing in the hiring process - After their PhD degree, applicants should have approximately 4-8 years of subsequent research experience

Salary for the PI - Can be included in the budget


Novo - Emerging: Data Science

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Novo Nordisk Foundation

- Emerging Investigator: Endocrinology and Metabolism -

Deadline - January

Amount - Up to 10 mio DKK over five years

Supported topics - Research with a clear focus on acquiring new knowledge on diseases relevant to the human organism within endocrinology and metabolism, e.g. energy homeostasis and hormonal disorders. Cancer-centered projects will not be funded.

Timing in the hiring process - After their PhD degree, applicants should have approximately 4-8 years of subsequent research experience

Salary for the PI - Can be included in the budget


Novo - Emerging: Metabolism

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Novo Nordisk Foundation

- Emerging Investigator: Industrial Biotechnology and Environmental Technology -

Deadline - January

Amount - Up to 10 mio DKK over five years

Supported topics - The proposed research must address major challenges within Industrial Biotechnology and Environmental Biotechnology. The research should be fundamental in character but have a strategic outlook to scaling potential(s), contribute to sustainability and, if relevant, increase productivity

Timing in the hiring process - Applicants must be starting group leaders, and at the time of application, should be at the level of senior postdoc, senior researcher, assistant or associate professor. 

Salary for the PI - Can be included in the budget


Novo - Emerging: Biotechnology

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Novo Nordisk Foundation

- Emerging Investigator: Plant Science, Agriculture and Food Biotechnology -

Deadline - January

Amount - Up to 10 mio DKK over five years

Supported topics - The proposed research must address major challenges within plant-, agricultural and food science related to sustainable agriculture and food production. The research should be fundamental in character but have a strategic outlook to provide solutions that promote productivity and sustainability at a large scale.

Timing in the hiring process - Applicants must be starting group leaders, and at the time of application, should be at the level of senior postdoc, senior researcher, assistant or associate professor. 

Salary for the PI - Can be included in the budget


Novo - Emerging: Plant Science

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Villum Fonden

- Young Investigator -

Deadline - June

Amount - 6 mio DKK for researchers working in Denmark, 8 mio DKK for PIs coming from abroad

Supported topics - Natural and technical sciences - NOT medical/health-related sciences

Timing in the hiring process - The PhD age of the candidate must be below 9 years

Salary for the PI - Not forbidden but generally not recommended. Villum favors tenure-track PIs over non-tenure


Villum - Young Investigator

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Lundbeck Foundation

- Fellow -

Deadline - September

Amount - Up to 10 mio DKK over five years

Supported topics - The proposed research must be within the fields of biomedical, clinical, or health science, or must facilitate research within those. The Lundbeck Foundation have a strong preference for projects related to neuroscience

Timing in the hiring process - The PhD age of the candidate cannot be higher than 8 years

Salary for the PI - Can be included in the budget


Lundbeck - Fellow

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Danish Cancer Society

- Young Talented Cancer Researcher -

Deadline - June

Amount - Up to 4 mio DKK for projects of 3 years in duration

Supported topics -Projects must relate to cancer research

Timing in the hiring process - The PhD age of the candidate cannot be higher than 8 years

Salary for the PI - Cannot be included in the application budget


Cancer Society - Young Researcher

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Last Updated 09.08.2023