NNF Laureate Research Grant

Award Info:


  • Up to 2 NNF Laureate Research Grants will be awarded in 2022.
  • Grants up to DKK 50 million (EUR ~6.7 M, USD ~8 M) for a period of 7 years. Up to DKK 14 million may be utilized for establishment of the laboratory during the first year, with following years funded at up to DKK 6 million per year.
  • After 5 years of research supported by the NNF Laureate Research Grant, the grant holder may apply for one extension period of up to 7 years. Extension period funding may be up to DKK 5 million per year, with a limit of DKK 35 million in total (EUR ~5 M, USD ~6 M).

  • An applicant must be a principal investigator with an independent research group that s/he has directed for 7 or more years in total.
  • An applicant may have any nationality and must be employed as a scientist outside of Denmark. An applicant may not have an employed position in Denmark during the application process.


NNF Laureate Research Grants are for outstanding established scientists to come to Denmark to strengthen their groundbreaking research programs. These grants provide funding for research leaders to conduct large and long-term projects with transformative potential. The NNF is seeking to support exceptional scientists working within any area of biomedical and/or biotechnological sciences.