The programme is open to all scientific areas and to men as well as women, but through exemption pursuant to section 3 of the Equal Opportunities Act, DFF will, as a general rule, choose female applicants over male in case of equal qualifications between two applicants. An objective assessment will, however, be made, taking into consideration all specific criteria regarding applicants, regardless of gender.
In 2021, a total of DKK 110 million including overhead has been allocated to the programme. An Inge Lehmann grant has a budget framework of up t0 DKK 2 million excluding overhead, and DFF thus expects to award 30 – 40 grants in 2021.
The target group consists of the most capable younger researchers, who can develop their potential as excellent research leaders through the management of a research project. As an applicant, you must be employed as an assistant professor/associate professor, researcher/senior researcher or fellow at a Danish research institution.