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Lundbeckfonden postdoc abroad

Lundbeckfonden's vision is to create a better life through new knowledge. The aim of the foundation’s grants is to make a significant contribution towards increasing the quality and the usability of all research-based knowledge and experience gained in the field of biomedical sciences in Denmark. At the same time, our grants must help ensure that Denmark always has the best graduates and scientists at all career levels.

Therefore, the foundation awards postdoc scholarships for free and independent biomedical sciences research of the highest standard, conducted abroad, on the Faeroes or in Greenland.

The term ‘biomedical science’ is used here in its broadest sense, since there are many adjacent fields of research which, traditionally, belong to other classical faculties (particularly natural science and technical science) but, to an increasing extent, help steer the field of biomedicine towards new breakthroughs in knowledge and treatment. Consequently, research in technical and natural sciences with subject matter that addresses biomedical issues is treated as biomedical science research.

How do you apply?

As a future postdoc, you are the main applicant, and you can apply for funds for an independent research project if:

  • Your project is related to biomedical sciences
  • You have a Danish PhD or similar a similar qualification from a Danish research environment
  • You have identified and entered into an agreement with an international research environment on secondment to an overseas research institution

Fellowships are for a fixed amount. You will find the annual amount in the application form. This covers net expenses for salaries and a contribution towards running costs. The contribution towards running costs can typically be used to cover expenses for travel between Denmark and the overseas institution and customary additional costs associated with residence at the place of study (e.g. food, board and simple requirements). Please note that Lundbeckfonden does not provide advice on tax. For such advice, we refer you to the Danish tax authorities (SKAT) at www.skat.dk.

Due to tax regulations, the scholarship is awarded for one year at a time and for a total of two years. Therefore, if you would like funding for more than one year for your project, you must apply before expiry of the first period.

You may not submit more than one application for the May 2017 deadline. If you received a rejection from the foundation to an application for the November 2016 deadline, you cannot apply again before autumn 2017. Your application will be evaluated based on the originality and quality of the application’s scientific content, your qualifications as an applicant and the quality of the academic environment where you will be conducting your research. 

You apply via the foundation's application system.