The Novo Nordisk Fonden is pleased to announce a call for applications to Project Grants in Endocrinology and Metabolism within basic and clinical research within the endocrine system and metabolism relating to cellular energy homeostasis.
The objective is to promote Nordic research at the highest international level to carry out research projects of 1-3 years duration.
Areas of Support
- The overall goal is to obtain knowledge and/or better treatment or prevention relevant to the human organism within the area of endocrinology and metabolism, relating to cellular energy homeostasis, and hormonal disorders of the endocrine system.
- Areas supported include research involving patients and/or clinical practice but could also include animal models, model organisms, cellular- or sub-cellular systems (with clear whole body relevance) as well as in silico analysis, with the overall purpose of solving challenges related to endocrinology and metabolism in health and disease. Please note that endocrinology is not restricted to diabetes. Research projects within all subfields of endocrinology, e.g., thyroid, reproduction, or bone and calcium metabolism can be supported.
- Projects within cancer research will not be approved, but projects on e.g., endocrine tumours where the topic is focused on signalling or cross-talk (not strictly related to cancer development) will be taken into consideration.
- A total of DKK 80 million, of which DKK 10 million is earmarked for ‘Mechanisms of appetite regulation,’ is available for the funding of: 1-, 2- and 3-year project grants within the frame of DKK 300.000 – 1 million per budget year.
- The total amount applied for must be within the frame of DKK 300.000 and DKK 3 million. Please note that applications outside this budget frame will not be considered.
- The application must describe a clearly defined research project with an appropriate budget.
- Mechanisms of appetite regulation
- In this application round there will be a special emphasis on research projects on or relating to ‘Mechanisms of appetite regulation’. Up to DKK 10 million are earmarked for projects up to DKK 3 million.
Location: Nordic region
- The research activities applied for must take place at a university, hospital or other non-profit research institution in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, or Sweden.
- Principal investigators are eligible to apply, i.e., experienced independent researchers who have already established their own research field and demonstrated the ability to conduct original research at a high international level, or researchers that are in the process of establishing themselves as independent researchers. As this grant cannot cover salary of the grant recipient, the applicant must be guaranteed his or her own salary for the entire project period.
- Applications from Master students, PhD students and Postdocs will not be taken into consideration.
- You may submit only one application for a ‘Project Grant’ to the Novo Nordisk Foundation in the same calendar year within all granting areas. If you submit more than one application, only the first application submitted will be evaluated, while any subsequent applications will receive an administrative rejection.
- You may submit other applications for e.g., Investigator Programmes or Innovation grants within the same calendar year if they cover different research proposals.
- If you already hold an active “Project Grant in Endocrinology & Metabolism”, you are eligible to apply for a new grant during the final year of the existing grant. However, the grant period for the new project cannot overlap with that of the active grant.
- Co-applicants are not permitted as part of this call.
For more information, visit Project Grants in Endocrinology and Metabolism.