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Supporting research leaders at all career stages

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Research Leader Programme aims to ensure that excellent research leaders have the opportunity to pursue ambitious and innovative projects.

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Grants will further boost data science research in Denmark

The Novo Nordisk Foundation has awarded grants to researchers in Aarhus, Odense and Copenhagen under its Data Science Investigator Programme, which will provide researchers within data science the opportunity to carry out excellent research and boost data science capacity in Denmark. The grants are part of the Foundation’s ambitious Data Science Initiative.

The Novo Nordisk Foundation has awarded grants totalling DKK 62 million through its Data Science Investigator Programme. The seven grant recipients will investigate challenges in which data science plays a decisive role. They will develop and improve the efficiency of data science methods that can be used to discover new solutions..

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DKK 2.4 billion over 5 years

The Novo Nordisk Foundation has allocated DKK 2.4 billion (€322 million) for its Research Leader Programme aimed at excellent research leaders at different stages of their careers.

Individual grants of up to DKK 10 million are awarded each year. The 5-year grants are awarded within the scientific fields:

  • Bioscience and basic biomedical research (2018- );
  • Clinical and translational research (2019- );
  • Data science research (2020- );
  • Endocrinology and metabolic research (2018- );
  • Industrial biotechnology and environmental biotechnology (2021- );
  • Plant science, agriculture and food biotechnology (2021- ); and
  • Biotechnology-based synthesis and production research (2019-2020).

The grants are awarded based on applications submitted in open competition. Calls for applications are typically open in late fall with deadlines in January.

See all Novo Nordisk Foundation calls here.