Research funding

Upcoming deadlines for project outlines

If you want to apply for funding for housing of a project at the Saxo Institute, through one of the calls listed below, please forward a project outline (at least one page) and a draft for a staffing plan (if relevant) to research support consultant, Mads Torbenfeldt Christoffersen,, no later than 9 April 2024. This information will be presented to the management at the Saxo Institute for approval of housing conditions.

Download template for staffing plan (Excel).

Current opportunities

Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF): Thematic calls
DFF is announcing calls within the themes of Climate, Health, Health and well-being and Well-being and learning. Details about Climate and Health and well-being:

  • Climate
    Read the call for both themes in English at (pdf)
    For Danish (pdf)
    • Independent green research
      Supporting green, independent and curiosity-driven research. The prioritisation will promote the researchers’ own original ideas, which may contribute to the green transition. You can apply for up to 2,2 million DKK, excluding overhead.
      Deadline for submission of proposal to DFF: 30 May 2024
    • Arctic research – Climate change and sustainable arctic communities
      Funding for projects strengthening arctic research, which may contribute to a sustainable development in the Arctic through a greater understanding of the climate changes and its impact on biodiversity, ecosystems, cultural heritage as well as living conditions in the Arctic. You can apply for a Research Project 1  - up to 2,2 million DKK, excluding overhead, or Research Project 2 – up to 4,3 million DKK, excluding overhead.
      Deadline for submission of proposal to DFF: 4 June 2024
  • Health and well-being
    The call has not been announced, yet.
    • Research on elderly and ageing
    • Research on loneliness
    • Strengthened research on vulnerable children and youth and poor well-being
      Deadlines are expected to be in the beginning of June 2024.

You can read more about these themes in the political agreement of the distribution of research funding – Aftaler om fordeling af forskningsreserven at (pdf in Danish).

ERC Advanced Grant
Funding of up 2,5 million EUR for a period of 5 years, including 25 % for overhead, for 'bottom-up' projects within any field of research. Applicants are expected to be active researchers who have a track-record of significant research achievements.
Deadline for submission of proposals to the ERC: 29 August 2024
For more about ERC Advanced Grant go to

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships
Mobility fellowships for candidates with a PhD age of no more than 8 years (deductions for parental leave etc. are allowed). Two fellowships:

  • European Fellowship: funding for two years at a European institution. Applicants must not have spent more than one year in the country of the host institution within the last three years.
  • Global Fellowship: funding for two-three years for fellowships at an institution in a country outside EU and associated partner countries. Mandatory one-year return phase at a European host institution. Saxo can usually only host fellowship with an outgoing phase to Switzerland.

Deadline for submission to the EU Research Executive Agency: 11 September 2024.
For more about Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships go to

All potential applicants, currently not employed at the Saxo Institute, need to submit an updated CV, a list of publications and a description of collaboration at the Saxo Institute along with the project outline.

Applicants for PhD fellowships should also forward a transcript of grades and an approval of supervision from a Saxo researcher. Applicants, who wish to be enrolled as a PhD fellow at the Saxo Institute, but hired by another institution, should furthermore forward an approval from the hiring institution.

If you want to apply for an instrument or foundation not listed above, please contact research support consultant, Mads Torbenfeldt Christoffersen,, well in advance and no later than 10 weeks before the submission deadline.