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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 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 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 May 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 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.