What You Can Apply For

Application Options and Deadlines

The aim of Lundbeckfonden’s grant allocation activities is to further research of the highest international standard, primarily in biomedical sciences. Projects in natural sciences that have a distinct biomedical focus and research content belong to this category.

We also grant funding for projects in science education and communication.

Funding Scheme Deadline Result Announced
Thematic Call 2017

Thematic Call 2016: Inflammation and the development of central and peripheral nervous system disease

Not opened

Latest closed deadline: March 1, 2017

Ultimo 2018

Ultimo 2017

Lundbeckfonden PhD Scholarships Next deadline: November 21 2017 at 1 PM

Upcoming deadline: May 2018

Latest closed deadline: May 3, 2017

April 2018

October 2018

October 2017

Lundbeckfonden Postdoc in Denmark Next deadline: November 21 2017 at 1 PM

Upcoming deadline: May 2018

Latest closed deadline: May 3, 2017

April 2018 

October 2018 

October 2017

Lundbeckfonden Postdoc Abroad Next deadline: November 21 2017 at 1 PM

Upcoming deadline: May 2018

Latest closed deadline: May 3, 2017

April 2018 

October 2018 

October 2017

Lundbeckfonden Running Costs Next deadline: November 21 2017 at 1 PM

Upcoming deadline: May 2018

Latest closed deadline: May 3, 2017

April 2018 

October 2018 

October 2017

Lundbeckfonden Pre-Graduate Scholarships Please study the call text Study the call text
Lundbeckfonden Fellow Next deadline: Medio December 2017
Latest closed deadline: December 13, 2016
May 2018
May 2017
Visiting Professorships Applications can be submitted continuously Within 3-4 weeks
Stipends for Sabbatical Leave Applications can be submitted continuously Within 3-4 weeks
Travel Stipends Applications can be submitted continuously Within 2-3 month
Science Teaching and Communication Upcoming deadline: To be decided. Some initiatives have running deadline, please read call text

Latest closed deadline: June 1, 2017 at 1 PM

Study the call text
Lundbeckfonden Young Scientist Prize Latest closed deadline: June 15, 2017 1 PM October 2017  
Lundbeckfonden Talent Prizes Latest closed deadline: June 15, 2017 1 PM October 2017  
Lundbeckfonden & NIH BRAIN Initiative Applications by appointment only

Lundbeckfonden Thematic Calls
Lundbeckfonden PhD Scholarships
Lundbeckfonden Postdoc in Denmark
Lundbeckfonden Postdoc Abroad
Lundbeckfonden Running Costs
Lundbeckfonden Pre-Graduate Scholarships
Fellowships
Visiting Professorships
Stipends for Sabbatical Leave
Travel Stipends
Science Teaching and Communication
Lundbeckfonden Young Scientist Prize
Lundbeckfonden Talent Prizes
Lundbeckfonden & NIH BRAIN Initiative

Lundbeckfonden Thematic Calls

Inflammation and the development of central and peripheral nervous system disease

Background
In May 2016, Lundbeckfonden held a workshop to identify the most pertinent research areas in the field of biomedicine. At the workshop, leading Danish researchers and research administrators discussed emerging trends and areas in which increased Danish research efforts could be expected to have notable impact. Input from the workshop was taken into account when the foundation’s board of trustees defined the following two themes for Lundbeckfonden’s strategic grants in the coming years:

⦁ Increased understanding of disease mechanisms and improved prevention of disease
⦁ Development of new and more precise diagnostics and treatments

The Call for proposals
In respect of the theme “Increased understanding of disease mechanisms and improved prevention of disease” Lundbeckfonden calls for proposals adressing “Inflammation and the development of central and peripheral nervous system disease.”

The aim of these grants is to encourage cross-disciplinary projects on which independent, well-established research teams work together to tackle scientific problems that require a collaborative effort to be solved effectively.

Lundbeckfonden requests proposals in two categories:
– Large thematic projects, amounting to DKK 10-15 million or
– Thematic research alliances, amounting to DKK 20-30 million. These must involve at least two collaborating partners at different research institutions.

Project duration is between three and five years. The budget may include all staff and non-staff costs related to the project. International collaboration is encouraged, and a portion of the funding may be allocated to international collaborators.

The deadline for proposals are 1 March 2017.

Please study the call for additional information. Applications must be submitted through the foundation’s application system.

Lundbeckfonden PhD Scholarships

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 and health 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 PhD scholarships for free and independent biomedical and health sciences research of the highest standard at Danish research institutions.

The term ‘biomedical and health 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 and health issues is treated as biomedical and health science research.

How do you apply?
As a future PhD student, you are the main applicant. You are only eligible to apply if you already hold a Master’s degree or if you gain your Master’s degree no later than three to four months after the application deadline. The foundation stipulates that you must be registered as PhD student at a university.

In order to ensure that you receive the best possible support and guidance during your PhD programme, the foundation requires your intended supervisor to be co-applicant on the application. Please indicate clearly who is your main supervisor in the application.

The scholarship amount depends on the collective agreement on which your employment is based. You will find the annual amount in the application form. This covers salary, tuition fees and a contribution towards running costs. You can also apply for partial cover if your project is co-financed. However, the application to Lundbeckfonden must mainly cover salary.

You may not submit more than one application for the November 2017 deadline. If you received a rejection from the foundation to an application for the May 2017 deadline, you cannot apply again before spring 2018.

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.

Lundbeckfonden Postdoc in Denmark

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 and health 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 Postdoctoral fellowships for free and independent biomedical and health sciences research of the highest standard at Danish research institutions.

The term ‘biomedical and health 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 and health issues is treated as biomedical and health 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 or a well-defined sub-project of a major research project. You may ask for support for a period of up to three years.

Postdoctoral fellowships are for a fixed amount. You will find the annual amount in the application form. This covers salaries and a contribution towards running costs. You can also apply for partial cover if your project is co-financed. However, the application to Lundbeckfonden must mainly cover salary.

You may not submit more than one application for the November 2017 deadline, unless you are applying for Lundbeckfonden running costs for the same project. If you received a rejection from the foundation to an application for the May 2017 deadline, you cannot apply again before spring 2018.

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.

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 and health 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 International Postdoctoral fellowships for free and independent biomedical and health sciences research of the highest standard.

The term ‘biomedical and health 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 and health issues is treated as biomedical and health 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:

You have obtained a ph.d. degree or will obtain it within four months after the application deadline
Your project is related to health and biomedical sciences
Your grant will be administered by a Danish institution
Your project has a duration of two to three years of which a minimum of 18 months must be outside of Denmark
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 of DKK 700.000 per year and covers all relevant, direct costs of the project. 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.

You may not submit more than one application for the November 2017 deadline. If you received a rejection from the foundation to an application for the May 2017 deadline, you cannot apply again before spring 2018.

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.

Lundbeckfonden Running Costs

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 and health 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 supports expenses for running costs at Danish research institutions.

The term ‘biomedical and health 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 and health issues is treated as biomedical and health science research.

How do you apply?
As a supplement to grants that cover salaries for scientific staff and funds from Lundbeckfonden or other grant donors earmarked for running costs, you can apply for supplementary running costs (including salaries of technical and administrative staff and minor equipment) of between DKK 100,000 and DKK 500,000. However, please note that you cannot apply for funds to cover overheads or scholarships.

As a minimum you have to be at the postdoc level in order to apply for Lundbeckfonden Running Costs.

You may not submit more than one application for the November 2017 deadline, unless you are applying for a Lundbeckfonden Postdoc stipend for the same project. If you received a rejection from the foundation to an application for the May 2017 deadline, you cannot apply again before spring 2018.

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.

Lundbeckfonden Pre-Graduate Scholarships

Lundebeckfonden’s pre-graduate scholarships are granted via the following scientific societies:

Dansk psykiatrisk selskab has via Professor Merete Nordentoft been awarded 15 of Lundbeckfonden scholarships – information about the application procedure and deadlines can be found on www.dpsnet.dk and phd-psychiatry.ku.dk

Dansk neurologisk selskab has via Consultant Mads Ravnborg been awarded ten of Lundbeckfonden scholarships – information about the application procedure and deadlines can be found on www.neuro.dk

Neurokirurgisk selskab has via Professor Jens Christian Hedemann Sørensen been awarded three of Lundbeckfonden scholarships – information about the application procedure and deadlines can be found on www.DNKS.dk

Dansk selskab for klinisk neurofysiologi has via Consultant Benedikte Wanscher been awarded three of Lundbeckfonden scholarships – information about the application procedure and deadlines can be found on www.DNKS.dk

Dansk selskab for allergologi has via Professor Lars Poulsen been awarded five of Lundbeckfonden scholarships – information about the application procedure and deadlines can be found on www.danskallergi.dk

Drug Research Academy has via Professor Hans Bräuner-Osborne been awarded three of Lundbeckfonden scholarships – information about the application procedure and deadlines can be found on www.dra.ku.dk

The research field within general practice has via Professor Mogens Vestergaard been awarded five of Lundbeckfonden scholarships – link to the application procedure and the application system.

The Lundbeck Foundation Clinical Research Fellowship Program has via D.Sc., MPH, Kala Mehta been awarded four to six of Lundbeckfonden scholarships – information about the application procedure and deadlines can be found on lfcrf.org

Fellowships

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.
 
Lundbeckfonden fellowships are granted to outstanding and promising young researchers who are establishing or expanding their own research groups at Danish research institutions. This applies both to Danish researchers and to researchers from abroad who wish to move to Denmark and continue their research here. The invitation is also open to applicants from Danish universities and university hospitals. The fellowships are intended for researchers who have received their PhD degree within the last five to seven years and are qualified to establish or develop their own research groups.
 
The application should concern biomedicine, or science with a clear biomedical perspective.
 
Fellowships are awarded for five years and each fellowship amounts to DKK 10 million (approx. EUR 1.3 million). 
You can read more about our fellowship programme here and read the latest call text here.

You apply via the Foundation’s application system.

Visiting Professorships

Danish biomedical research groups can apply for funding to attract foreign guest researchers at the professor level to Denmark for 2-6 months.



Lundbeckfonden will fund each Visiting Professorship with max. DKK 750,000. The duration of the stay in Denmark must be between 2-6 months and stays of shorter or longer duration will not be considered. Lundbeckfonden encourages you as the host in collaboration with your institution to clarify tax regulations and tariffs before submitting your application.

The application must include an explanation of the visiting professor’s scientific qualifications including a CV and publication list, research plan for the stay in Denmark, budget and justification of how he/she will strengthen research at the applying institution/department.



The application form should be filled out by biomedical research leaders at Danish universities/university hospitals and submitted via the Foundation’s electronic application system. Applications will be processed within 3-4 weeks.



Please address any questions to: application@lundbeckfonden.com

Lundbeckfonden’s stipends for sabbatical leave for research in biomedical sciences

Lundbeckfonden awards stipends for sabbatical leave for Danish-based researchers in clinical, translational and basic biomedical sciences with a minimum 5-year tenure at the same Danish university, university hospital or other research institution as associate professor, consultant, senior researcher or professor. The aim of the stipend is to ensure that research directors are able to focus fully on their research during a consecutive period of secondment at a foreign institution.

Lundbeckfonden funds each stipend with a maximum of DKK 500,000. The secondment abroad must be for a duration of two to six months, as secondments of shorter or longer duration will not be subsidised.

The application must include a description of the applicant’s scientific qualifications, including a CV and list of publications, a research plan for the secondment abroad, a budget and a statement explaining how the sabbatical may help strengthen the research at the applicant’s Danish institution/department. The applicant must be able to be released from his or her duties (teaching, clinic, laboratory work, etc., but not PhD supervision) during the period. The application must include a statement by the applicant’s superior on the terms of the sabbatical leave and an acceptance by the institution to be visited.

You apply via the Foundation’s application system and applications will be processed within 3-4 weeks.

Please address any questions to: application@lundbeckfonden.com

Travel Stipends

Lundbeckfonden places a high priority on active participation in focused meetings and conferences outside Denmark. Applications will only be accepted when sent before the event has taken place. They should include a recommendation from a senior scientist, as well as documentation that entries/abstracts have been received by the organizers of the meeting.

Applications cannot be made for more than DKK 50.000,-

Ph.D. students’ travel expenses are included in the Ph.D. tuition fees. Consequently, applications for grants to cover Ph.D. students’ travel expenses to conferences should justify this.

Support from the Foundation for the post graduate education of nurses, midwives and therapeutic assistants and research candidates by these groups are applied for and awarded via the Danish University Hospitals’ Centre for Nursing and Healthcare Research: www.ucsf.dk.

Science Teaching and Communication

Lundbeckfonden wishes to maintain and stimulate interest in natural sciences, both in primary and secondary education and in the general public. We have two initiatives to fulfil this aim: ‘Teaching’ and ‘Communication’.

Teaching
Lundbeckfonden wishes to help stimulate science teaching in primary and secondary schools through school and educational projects. We accept applications for two project types: ‘pilot projects’ up to DKK 500,000 and ‘major teaching projects’ up to DKK 5 million. 

Pilot projects test new ideas or implement a small-scale project. You can apply for funding through the Foundation’s application system. There are not upcoming deadlines in 2017.

There is no application deadline for major teaching projects. If you wish to apply for funding for a major teaching project (> DKK 500,000), you must send an email to application@lundbeckfonden.com describing your idea and including an estimated budget (in total no more than three pages in length). Based on this, the Foundation will decide whether it is appropriate for you to submit an actual application. You can expect a response within a month.

Your proposal must reflect your knowledge of, and relevant collaboration with, users of the project and relevant educational institutions, municipalities, school principals and teachers. Consequently, it is important to include statements of commitment and support from all involved. You must also clearly state how you plan to anchor/embed and evaluate the project and how knowledge and experience gained from the project will be shared with others.

Both types of project will be processed by Lundbeckfonden with the help of external experts and will be assessed based on academic significance and innovative contribution to learning and teaching in primary and secondary education.

Communicartion
Lundbeckfonden wishes to help make research-based knowledge and new research results widely available through engaging and inclusive communication activities.

There is no application deadline for communication projects. If you wish to apply for funding for a communication project, you must send an email to application@lundbeckfonden.com describing your idea and including an estimated budget (in total no more than three pages in length). If appropriate, you may attach a brief video pitch (no longer than one minute in duration) describing your idea. Based on this, the Foundation will decide whether it is appropriate for you to submit an actual application. You can expect a response within a month.

In the event of funding for a communication project with commercial potential, such as a film, Lundbeckfonden reserves the right to add a non-profit clause to the notice of funding. This means that if a project generates a financial profit, the Foundation’s funding may be offset against the profit.

Lundbeckfonden Young Scientist Prize

In 2001, Lundbeckfonden established a research prize for young researchers under the age of 40.

The prize, which is a personal award of DKK 300,000, is awarded once a year to a particularly promising scientist under the age of 40 who has conducted outstanding research in biomedicine sciences. The recipient must be conducting research at a Danish research institution at the time of the award.

Nominations are accepted from leading scientists at Danish universities or other research institutions.. Hence the prize cannot be applied for by the nominee. Previous nominees may be re-nominated as long as they still meet the criteria.

The recipient is chosen by Lundbeckfonden’s Research and Prize Committee.

Previous recipients of Lundbeckfonden Research Prize for Young Scientists.

Lundbeckfonden Talent Prizes

In 2001, Lundbeckfonden established a research prize for Young Researchers under the age of 40. Upon establishing this, the Foundation’s Research Prize Committee noted that a large number of nominated young researchers under the age of 30 had already made remarkable research contributions. Consequently, the Board of Trustees decided to award talent prizes for up to three particularly talented young scientists. The prizes were inaugurated in 2002 and are awarded annually. The board decided in 2014 to award up to five prizes.

Lundbeckfonden’s Talent Prize is dedicated to scientists under 30 who have conducted particularly promising research within the biomedical science. The prize is a personal award of DKK 100,000.

The prize cannot be applied for. Nominations are accepted from leading scientists at Danish universities or other research institutions. Previous nominees may be re-nominated as long as they still meet the criteria. The recipients must be conducting research at a Danish research institution at the time of the award.

The Research Council selects the recipients in conjunction with external evaluators.

Previous recipients of Lundbeckfonden’s Talent Prizes.

Lundbeckfonden & NIH BRAIN Initiative

Lundbeckfonden and NIH believe that the ambitious goals of the BRAIN Initiative can best be attained by collaboration across disciplinary boundaries as well as geographic boundaries. The new partnership will allow researchers at Danish institutions to join ongoing as well as new BRAIN Initiative projects.

Supplemental Funding
Researchers at Danish institutions who are interested in participating in NIH BRAIN Initiative funded projects should contact the principal investigator of the NIH award to inquire if there is mutual interest in collaboration. If this is the case, a PI from a Danish institution can contact Lundbeckfonden for advice on how to apply for funding of the part of the project that will be performed in Denmark.

Matching Funding
In most of the NIH BRAIN Initiative Funding Opportunity Announcements, institutions outside the USA can participate either by submitting applications directly or as subcontractors in an application from an US institution. Researchers at Danish institutions who submit applications in either role in NIH BRAIN Initiative awards should contact Lundbeckfonden as the application is submitted to NIH if they are interested in having the award potentially co-funded by NIH BRAIN Initiative and Lundbeckfonden.

For more information please contact Anne-Marie Engel, Director of Research, by email: application@lundbeckfonden.com. Subject line: NIH BRAIN Initiative