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Upcoming deadlines for outline proposals

If you are considering applying for one of the research grants listed below for a project housed at the Saxo Institute, please forward a project proposal (1-2 pages) to the Saxo Research Support Team, saxosupport@hum.ku.dk, no later than 10 October 2018. The Saxo Research Support Team also assists external applicants, who wish to be employed or affiliated at the Saxo Institute, if the proposed research project supports the research profile of the institute.

Read about the project proposal for internal approval of application

Challenges for Europe
Volkswagen Foundation, Carlsberg Foundation & Compagnia di San Paolo

Submission deadline for pre-proposals: 13 December, 2018

The Foundations want to stimulate basic research on issues affecting Europe and the European Union, encourage comparative studies, and strengthen academic collaboration among European scholars. Funding up to 1.000.000 EUR for international collaborative research projects for a duration of maximum four years. The call targets scholars in the humanities, social and cultural sciences. Research groups can comprise up to five principal investigators (PIs) from at least three different European countries.

Applicants invited to the second round shall submit a full proposal in June 2019, and applicants shortlisted based on the full proposal will be invited for interviews in September 2019.

Read the full call for applications at volkswagenstiftung.de

Project proposals should be forwarded to the Saxo Research Support Team for internal approval of application. For application support, please contact the faculty research support: Mille Møllegaard, forskerservice@hum.ku.dk.

ERC Consolidator Grant

Submission deadline for applications: 7 February, 2019

Up to 2.000.000 EUR for up to 5 years. Researchers of any nationality with 7-12 years of experience since completion of PhD and a scientific track record showing great promise and an excellent research proposal can apply. Leave of absence may be deducted from the candidate’s PhD age.

For more about ERC Consolidator Grants go to erc.europa.eu

Project proposals should be forwarded to the Saxo Research Support Team for internal approval of application. For application support, please contact the faculty research support: Hans-Christian Køie Poulsen, forskerservice@hum.ku.dk.

Innovation Fund Denmark – Industrial researcher projects

Deadline: 8 January 2019, 12 am.

  • Industrial Postdoc in a private company: for a research project of one to three years carried out in a company by a researcher who has obtained a PhD degree within the latest five years. The project has a clear focus on the business development of the company, and a research level that requires a person with PhD competences to carry it out. The Industrial Postdoc is employed full-time by the company, and the project is conducted in collaboration with a public sector research institution. Innovation Fund Denmark will finance up to DKK 22,000 per month of the Industrial Postdoc’s salary during the project period, but no more than 50 pct. of the gross salary (gross salary equals salary plus pension contributions).

For more about Industrial Postdoc in a private company go to innovationsfonden.dk/en.

  • Industrial PhD in a private company: for a research project which is conducted jointly by a private sector company, an Industrial PhD student and a university. The Industrial PhD student is employed by a company in Denmark and at the same time enrolled at a university. The student divides her/his working time between the company and the university, and spends all working time at both places on the project and on the education. Innovation Fund Denmark will finance up to DKK 17,000 per month of the Industrial PhD student’s salary for three years, but no more than 50 pct. of the gross salary (gross salary equals salary plus pension contributions).

For more about Industrial PhD in a private company go to innovationsfonden.dk/en

Outline proposal

If you are planning to apply for funding for a research project, and if you want it to be hosted by the Saxo Institute, you will have to submit an outline proposal to the Saxo Research Support Team at the latest 10 weeks prior to the deadline of the foundation.


Research support

To ensure a structured and efficient research administration and project process, the Saxo Institute, has set up a Research Support Team: saxosupport@hum.ku.dk.

Research support includes project support, aid, and support for applications for the Research Councils, private and public foundations and internatioal donorinstitutions such as NordForsk and EU. The Researh Support Unit also covers administration of currently active projects, including especially financial control and development of  project webpages.

WHEN CONTEMPLATING APPLYING FOR PROJECT FUNDING, PLEASE MAKE SURE TO CONSULT THE SAXO APPLICATION PROCEDURES. 

The Researh Support Unit functions as the Saxo Institute researcher contact point in relation to all external projects and includes all nescessay contact with the Faculty of Humanities and external donors. 

Project support - the application phase

  1. Information about research application possibilities and deadlines
  2. Research procedures
  3. Specific documentation requirements 

Project support -the project phase

  1. Project establishment
  2. Possible appointment of staff
  3. Webpages
  4. Network administration
  5. External aommunication
  6. Quaterly budget follow-up (in continous dialogue with staff from the  Department of Finance)
  7. Reporting
  8. Project archive (kept at the secretariat for 5 years)