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What You Can Apply For

Application Options and Deadlines

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 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.

Open calls

LF Ascending Investigators

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The purpose of this grant instrument is to support established and talented scientists at Danish non-commercial research institutions to further develop their careers and to make significant research contributions with a potential benefit for neuroscience and therapies for nervous system disorders.

Advancements in neuroscience often develop from cross-disciplinary interaction, leading to novel insights into biological mechanisms, trial design, emerging technologies, etc.

We expect you to be an experienced and independent researcher within an established research field and with a demonstrated ability to conduct original research at a high international level, either as a permanent staff member at a university or in an equivalent position at a university hospital in Denmark. Researchers should have a track record of significant research achievements over the past five to ten years. We welcome applications from Danish-based researchers and senior researchers from abroad who wish to move their research to Denmark.

Please read the Call text

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Key dates

Deadline for application: 13.00, 15 May 2020
Rejection or approval of grants: 1 November 2020

LF & NIH BRAIN Initiative

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The purpose of the Lundbeck Foundation NIH BRAIN Initiative programme is to allow researchers at Danish institutions to join NIH BRAIN Initiative projects. The research should be within the field of basic or clinical neuroscience, or science with clear relevance to neuroscience.

Applicants must at least hold a PhD degree or have similar experience and be affiliated with a non-commercial Danish research institution.

You can apply for up to DKK three million for a period of three years.

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Key dates

Deadline for application: 13:00, 25 June 2020
Rejection or approval of grants: November 2020

LF Talent Prizes

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The LF Talent Prize is dedicated to scientists under the age of 30, who have conducted particularly promising research within biomedical sciences.
The recipients must be conducting research at a Danish research institution at the time of the award. The prize is DKK 500.000. The amount is split between a personal prize of DKK 150,000 and DKK 350.000 towards research activities.

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 Research and Prize Committee selects the recipient.

Previous recipients of the LF Talent Prize.

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Key dates

Deadline for nomination: 29 June 2020
Decision: October 2020

LF Young Investigator Prize

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The LF Young Investigator prize is awarded to a particularly promising scientist under the age of 40, who has conducted outstanding research within biomedical sciences. 
The recipient must be conducting research at a Danish research institution at the time of the award. The prize is DKK 1.000.000. The amount is split between a personal prize of DKK 300,000 and DKK 700.00 towards research activities.

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 Research and Prize Committee selects the recipient.

Previous recipients of LF Young Investigator Prize.

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Key dates

Deadline for nomination: 29 June 2020
Decision: October 2020

LF Experiment

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The purpose of this grant instrument is to support extraordinary research ideas that challenge the norms and prevailing ideas within its field of research. We are seeking unique, high-risk ideas which may have a limited chance of succeeding but which have great potential to transform our understanding of an important research field if they do.

With this call, we invite applicants to submit proposals from any research field with potential benefit for the advancement of neuroscience and/or therapies for nervous system disorders. The term ‘neuroscience’ is used here in its broadest sense, including medical, technical, natural and social sciences as well as humanities.

Applicants must hold a PhD or similar degree and can apply for up to DKK 2 million for a period of up to two years.

Please read the Call text

Guide for applicants for LF Experiment

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Key dates

Deadline for application: 13.00, 25 August 2020
Rejection or approval of grants: December 2020

The Brain Prize

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The Brain Prize 10 million DKK (approx. 1,3 million €) is a personal research prize awarded annually by the Lundbeck Foundation.

The Brain Prize is awarded to one or more scientists, who have distinguished themselves by an outstanding contribution to neuroscience and who are still active in research.
The Brain Prize recognizes highly original and influential advances in any area of brain research, defined as research on any aspects of the brain and the nervous system in health and disease.
The rewarded research must – in an international perspective – be outstanding

If several researchers have contributed significantly to this achievement, nomination of more than one individual is encouraged. Nominees can be of any nationality. Only nominated candidates will be considered for The Brain Prize.

The Brain Prize winners are selected by an independent “Selection Committee” of leading neuroscientists. It is the task of the Selection Committee to decide in each individual case, what characterizes the research as outstanding and therefore deserves the prize.
Prize winners are expected to interact with Danish brain researchers e.g. through lectures, conferences, site-visits or other activities agreed with and financially supported by the Lundbeck Foundation.

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Key dates

Deadline for nomination: 1 September 2020
Announcement: Spring 2021

LF Fellow

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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.

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

You can apply if you are a Danish-based researcher or a researcher from abroad who wish to move to Denmark and continue your research at a non-commercial research institution.

You can apply for DKK ten million for a period of five years.

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Key dates

Deadline for application: 13:00, 2 September 2020
Decision on step 2: November 2020
Interviews of selected applicants: 2-3 March 2021
Final decision: April 2021

Visiting Professorships

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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 to clarify salary and relevant conditions for the visiting professor, specifically tax regulations, in collaboration with your institution 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

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Key dates

Applications can be submitted continuously
Announced within 6 weeks

 

 

Stipends for Sabbatical Leave

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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

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Key dates

Applications can be submitted continuously
Announced within 6 weeks

Travel Stipends

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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.

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Key dates

Applications can be submitted continuously.
Announced within 3-4 month

Larger international meetings and conferences

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In order to encourage collaboration and exchange of ideas and resources between Danish researchers and their international peers, Lundbeck Foundation supports international scientific meetings and conferences, held in Denmark, primarily when Danish scientific societies have won the right to organise such meetings.

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Key dates

Applications can be submitted continuously.
Announced within 6 weeks

LF Pre-Graduate Scholarships

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The Lundbeck Foundation’s pre-graduate scholarships are granted via the following scientific societies and organisations:

Dansk Psykiatrisk Selskab – information about the application procedure and deadlines can be found on www.dpsnet.dk 

Dansk Neurologisk Selskab – information about the application procedure and deadlines can be found on www.neuro.dk

Neurokirurgisk Selskab – information about the application procedure and deadlines can be found on www.DNKS.dk

Dansk Selskab for Klinisk Neurofysiologi – information about the application procedure and deadlines can be found at www.neuro.dk

Drug Research Academy – information about the application procedure and deadlines can be found at www.dra.ku.dk

Center for Almen Medicin ved Aalborg Universitet – information about the application procedure and deadlines can be found at www.almenmedicin.aau.dk

The Danish-American Research Exchange (DARE) programme – information about the application procedure and deadlines at https://www.darefellowship.com/

 

Upcoming calls

LF Postdocs

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The Lundbeck Foundation awards Postdoctoral fellowships for free and independent biomedical, clinical and health sciences research of the highest standard.

The term ‘biomedical and health science’ is used here in its broadest sense and include research in technical and natural sciences with subject matter that addresses biomedical and health issues. The Foundation considers change in research environment and/or research topic of paramount importance for establishing a solid basis for a future independent research career. The Foundation therefore prioritizes support for postdocs who wish to spend part or most of their time in international research groups.

The Lundbeck Foundation encourages diversity at all levels. It is therefore important that we receive applications from as many qualified scientists as possible, from all backgrounds.

Please read the Call text

You apply via the Foundation’s application system.

Guide for applicants for LF Postdocs

Key dates

Opens August 2020

LF Collaborative Projects

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The purpose of Lundbeck Foundation Collaborative Projects is to develop and support the Danish research environment within neuroscience. We welcome you to propose scientific issues which can only be resolved through integrated, interdisciplinary and collaborative efforts. With this programme we aim to create synergy between neuroscience and other research fields or between different subfields of neuroscience.  The ambition is to foster collaborations that will significantly impact neuroscience and have potential implications for human health. The grants are intended to add significant value to the existing research environments.

The research should be related to basic or clinical neuroscience, or science with clear relevance to neuroscience. The term ‘neuroscience’ is used here in its broadest sense, and thus includes medical, technical, natural and social sciences as well as humanities. In rare cases, and only after dialogue with the applicant, the Foundation will accept applications from outside the field of neuroscience.

You can apply for up to DKK 60 million for a period of five years.

Please read the Call text

You apply via the Foundation’s application system.

Key dates

Opens 2021

LF Professors

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Lundbeck Foundation’s vision is to create better lives through new knowledge. We wish our grants to make a significant contribution to increasing research-based knowledge and experience 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 in these fields. 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.

The purpose of the Lundbeck Foundation professorship programme is to support the development of a research environment centred on an internationally recognised scientist and research leader in order to advance ground-breaking research. We expect the Lundbeck Foundation Professor to make significant contributions to research and, at the same time, develop and mentor junior researchers.

We expect you to be a researcher qualified to the level of full professor and to have demonstrated excellent research leadership. We welcome internationally recognised researchers with a track record of significant and excellent achievements over the past ten years.

Please read the Call text.

You apply via the Foundation’s application system.

Key dates

Opens september 2020

Science Education and Communication

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We have decided to give this funding instrument a strategic review.

This means that we do not currently accept new applications or expressions of interests.