Deadline: 11 January 2024
The goal of the research programme is to:
- Ensure that researchers have access to state-of-the-art research facilities.
- Ensure that potential users have access to qualified technical assistance.
- Ensure that the facilities and/or equipment is continuously developed and maintained.
- Boost the nearby research environment.
Areas of Support
- The infrastructure applied for should enable research and development within the Foundation’s strategic focus on biomedicine and health sciences, sustainability and biotechnology, and natural and technical sciences.
- Specific overarching research fields include:
- Clinical and translational medicine
- Industrial and environmental biotechnology
- Plant science, agriculture and food biotechnology
- Natural sciences with potential applications in biomedicine or biotechnology
- Technical sciences with potential applications in biomedicine or biotechnology
- Computational science, including data science, with potential applications in health or sustainability.
- Each grant can be of DKK 5-25 million, for a period of up to six years. The total grant capital in 2024 is expected to be DKK 135 million.
- The call does not support salary for scientists or research activities.
- Co-funding is not mandatory. Any potential co-funding of the infrastructure during the project period must be described in the budget.
- NNF will not award funding for:
- commercial activities
- The applicant must be employed at a university or other not-for-profit research institution in Denmark. The applicant must document expertise at the highest level within the relevant research field.
- The research infrastructure must be established at a Danish research institution with expertise within the relevant field. The facility or equipment must be made available to the general scientific environment, incl. users from other institutions, SME’s and incubators.
- Besides the applicant, there must be a group of 3-5 core collaborators associated with Danish research environments, committed to be core users of the equipment or facility.
- Special rules for applications:
- An applicant may submit only one application per call to any of the ‘Exploratory Research Instrumentation”, “Research Infrastructure”, or “Equipment Upgrade” programmes. These three programmes are evaluated in parallel.
- As the Research Infrastructure grant does not allow funding for the applicant’s salary, the applicant must be able to account for own salary during the entire grant period applied for.
- NNF does not allow double funding of project-specific expenses. If an applicant has applied for, or has received, funding for the project or parts of the project from others, this must be detailed in the budget of the application. If the applicant receives funding for the project or parts of the project from other sources following submission of the NNF application, NNF should be contacted immediately.
- It is not possible to hold more than one active Research Infrastructure grant. Researchers with an active grant may apply for a new Research Infrastructure grant during the final year of the grant, however, a new grant cannot be activated until the existing grant is completed and no longer active.
- It is not possible to hold both an active NNF Research Infrastructure Grant- Large Equipment and Facilities and an active NNF Equipment Upgrade Grant. The principal investigator of a currently NNF funded research infrastructure may, however, apply for an NNF Equipment Upgrade Grant, which is planned to start immediately after the end of the corresponding Research Infrastructure Grant.
- It is permitted to hold two or more active NNF grants of different types, i.e., researchers with an active Research Infrastructure grant may apply for a new grant of a different type, e.g., a Project grant or an Investigator grant.
- The application and any additional uploads must be written in English.
For more information, visit Novo Nordisk Foundation.