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DFF - International postdoc

Deadline - 31st of October, 2023
Up to 1.5 M DKK excl overhead for 2 years abroad

Phone: +45 7231 8200
Webpage: DFF call

DFF-International Postdoctoral Grant aims to strengthen the international mobility of younger talented researchers, and to develop the competencies of researchers in the beginning of their research career. The intention is to enable the grant recipient to consolidate their individual research profile by independently managing a concrete research project at a research institution outside of Denmark.
The grant amounts to a total of up to DKK 1,500,000, excluding overhead/administration expenses, distributed over a 2-year period.

Applicant requirements
You must have obtained a PhD degree, expect to submit your thesis for defence within 12 months after the application deadline, or have obtained equivalent qualifications, e.g., a positive assistant professor assessment (”adjunktbedømmelse”), in order to apply for a DFF-International Postdoctoral Grant. Your PhD degree must have been obtained from a Danish institution.

As a PhD student, you are able to apply if you attach a declaration from your supervisor stating that your PhD thesis will be submitted for defence within 12 months after the application deadline. If you are awarded a DFF-International Postdoctoral Grant, but subsequently fail to submit your PhD thesis within the given deadline (within 12 months after the application deadline), the grant will be annulled. Please note that your PhD diploma must be submitted to DFF before the first instalment of the grant can be made.

DFF places emphasis on the fact that you, as an applicant, are in the beginning of your research career, and therefore your PhD age must not exceed 3 years at the expiration of the application deadline. The exact date on which the PhD degree was awarded, as it appears from the signature on the PhD diploma, must be stated in the application form in e-grant (see section 4.3.5 concerning calculation of the PhD age with regard to leave). You must complete and submit the application yourself. As an applicant, you cannot apply for funding for a stay at a research institution outside of Denmark where you have stayed for a total of 12 months or more within the last 3 years at the time of the application deadline.

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