26/07/2021

Postdoctoral funding in biomedical, clinical or health sciences, in Denmark - Lundbeck Foundation Fellows programme


The purpose of the Lundbeck Foundation Fellows programme is to support highly promising young researchers in their efforts to establish an independent profile and research group. With these grants, we aim to support some of tomorrow’s most important contributors to research breakthroughs, significantly impacting research and society.

Background

The Lundbeck Foundation’s ambition is to make Denmark leading in neuroscience research by funding relevant biomedical, health, clinical and other sciences in Denmark. The goal is to foster world-class research at Danish universities and Danish university hospitals. At the same time, our grants must help provide an environment that stimulates the best graduates and scientists at all career levels.

The purpose of the Lundbeck Foundation Fellows programme is to support highly promising young researchers in their efforts to establish an independent profile and research group. With these grants, we aim to support some of tomorrow’s most important contributors to research breakthroughs, significantly impacting research and society.

Lundbeck Foundation believes that diversity strengthens science and for this reason diversity, including, but not limited to, gender and ethnic origin, is encouraged. It is therefore important that we receive applications from as many qualified scientists as possible, from all backgrounds.

Research theme

The proposed research must be within the fields of biomedical, clinical or health science, or must facilitate research within these fields.

Who can apply?

Lundbeck Foundation fellowships are granted to outstanding and promising young researchers who are establishing or expanding their own research groups at non-commercial Danish research institutions. This applies to Danish-based researchers, to researchers from abroad who wish to move to Denmark and continue their research here and to researchers already employed at Danish universities and university hospitals.

Applicants must:

  • Have obtained their PhD no more than eight years ago1 (rules for leave of absence apply2).
  • Work within the fields of biomedical, clinical and health science, or related fields with a clear biomedical angle to the project.

Applicants may not:

  • Already hold, or receive within the same year as this grant is awarded, a major Danish or international starting grants similar to a Lundbeck Foundation Fellowship

Which proposals are eligible?

Your project proposes frontline clinical, translational or basic research within the fields of biomedical, clinical or health science, or facilitates research within these fields.

How much?

The Lundbeck Foundation is allocating up to DKK 70 million to this call. Grants are DKK 10 million each and cover five years. The budget may include all staff and non-staff costs related to the project, including your own salary. Up to10% of the budget can be reserved for indirect costs if appropriately justified.

more information here

Deadline: 2 September 2021.