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List of funding opportunities

Links to funding options: 


Dig into the database Research Professional, with many international foundations.



Fellowship grants:

  • Summer 2020: Lundbeck Foundation, Postdoc: learn more
  • 8th August 2020: Human Frontier Science Program, INT: Postdoctoral fellowship. Learn more.
  • 2nd September 2020: Lundbeck Foundation, Fellowships: read more.
  • October 2020: EMBL International PhD Programme. Learn more



  • 7th September 2020 (forecast): Human Brain Project, EU. Infrastructure voucher programme (for Equipment and materials; Networking and collaboration). Learn more.


Project grants:

  • Open Call (no deadline): European Spallation Source, SE: Deuteration and macromolecular crystallization platform access for COVID-19 research. Find more information about this initiative here

  • Open Call (no deadline): Lundbeck Foundation: Corona projects. Read more
  • 8th June 2020 (forecast): Novo Nordisk Foundation: Interdisciplinary Synergy programme. Intended for High-risk/high-gain interdisciplinary research ideas Learn more.
  • 9th June 2020: Novo Nordisk Foundation: Project grants in endocrinology and metabolism – Nordic Region. Read more
  • 11th June 2020: Novo Nordisk Foundation: Interdisciplinary Synergy Programme. Learn more
  • 15th June 2020: Innovation Fund Denmark: ERA PerMed Joint Call for Proposal for “Personalised Medicine – Pre-/Clinical Research, Big Data and ICT, Implementation and User’s Perspective. Learn more
  • 16th June 2020: NIH: National Institute on Aging, US and other funders: In vivo synaptic function in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Find more information on the call here.

  • 30th June 2020: European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases, EU: Rare diseases research challenges – this programme supports collaboration between industry academia and patients organisations to solve specific research challenges in rare diseases. Learn more
  • 18th August 2020: Innovation Fund Denmark: Open call. Learn more about the call here

  • 20th August 2020 (forecast): Novo Nordisk Foundation: Exploratory Interdiciplinary Synergy Programme. Intended for High-risk/high-gain interdisciplinary research ideas. Read more.

  • 25th August 2020: Lundbeck Foundation: Experiment (high risk/high gain). See more.
  • 2nd September 2020: Novo Nordisk Foundation: Project grants in bioscience and basic biomedicine. Learn more

  • 3rd September 2020: National Institute of Mental Health: BRAIN initiative – standards to define experiments related to the BRAIN initiative. Learn more
  • 9th September 2020: Novo Nordisk Foundation: Non-Diabetic endocrinology collaborative project grants. Learn more

  • 10th September 2020: Novo Nordisk Foundation: Project Grants in Clinical and Translational Medicine. Learn more
  • 10th September 2020: Innovation Fund Denmark: InnoFounder – a programme (for experienced) that lasts 12 months with the aim to accelerate the development of your innovative business idea from early stages to the stage where you are ready to go to market or gain investment. The programme is open to any field of expertise as long as the idea is innovative and has potential to become a sustainable business. Read more

  • November 2020 (opens): Velux Foundation: Villum Synergy. Learn more


Individual Investigators:

  • 16th June 2020 (forecast): Velux Foundation: Villum young investigator programme. Read more.
  • 25th June 2020: Lundbeck Foundation and the NIH BRAIN initiative: for research within the field of basic or clinical neuroscience or science with clear relevance to neuroscience, including medical and technical, natural and social sciences. Learn more.

  • 1st July 2020 (forecast): Novo Nordisk Foundation: Data Science Initiative. Learn more.
  • 1st July 2020:  Alzheimer’s Research UK: Research fellowships: These support early-career non-clinical researchers beginning an independent project on Alzheimer’s and related dementias. Learn more

  • 1st July 2020: German Research Foundation: Call for multidisciplinary research into epidemics and pandemics in response to the outbreak of SARS-CoV-2. Find more information here
  • October 2020: Lundbeck Foundation: Professorship programme – Neuroscience. Read more
  • October 2020: (Opens soon) EU Joint Programme for Neurodegenerative Disease Research. Joint translational call to support projects regarding high priority areas in neurodegenerative disease research. Learn more about this call here.

  • Opens October 2020 (forecast): Novo Nordisk Foundation: Clinical distinguished investigator. Learn more.

  • Opens October 2020 (forecast): Novo Nordisk Foundation: Clinical emerging investigator grants. Read more.
  • (Running): Lundbeck Foundation: Visiting Professorships. learn more


Starting grants:

  • Opening June 2020: Novo Nordisk Foundation: Recruit support programme: New initiative to strengthen the ability of Denmark’s universities to attract researcher in the natural and technical sciences from abroad. Learn more about the initiative here


Grants for Conferences/workshops/courses/short stays:

  • 29th October 2020: European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) – action call. The European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) invites proposals for its action call. This supports networking activities such as meetings, short-term scientific missions, training schools and dissemination activities in the areas of science and technology. The aim is to foster the scientific, technological, economic, cultural or societal knowledge advancement and development of Europe. Read guidelines.

  • Running: EMBO Fellowships for Core Facility staffread more.
  • Running: Carlsberg Foundation, read more.
  • Running: Benzon Foundation, read more.
  • Running: Lundbeck Foundation (for larger international meetings and conferences), read more.




  • Opens summer 2020: Lundbeck Foundation: The Brain prize. Learn more

  • 1st June 2020: Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds: Heinrich Wieland prize. Learn more
  • 29th June 2020: Lundbeck Foundation: Talent prizes. Learn more.
  • 29th June 2020: Lundbeck Foundation: Young investigator prize. Learn more
  • 15th July 2020: Zonta Danmark Distrikt 13 Area 1: Award for women (PhD students) in science and technology. Learn more


Students Travel Grants:

  • The Danish Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: Four times a year: Travel grants for master & PhD students from More information.  
  • Legatbogen “Grant Handbook” good for searching travel grants (only in Danish)
  • 21st May 2020: Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education: EliteForsk rejsestipendier. Learn more.

Running Travel Grants:

  • Lundbeckfonden Travel Stipends: More information.
  • Running: Boehringer Ingelheim Fond travel grant. More information.
  • Graduate School ST: Financial support for PhD students going abroad. See more here.


PhD recruitment:

  • Next deadlines to graduate schools: See deadlines for HE & ST