Research support

If you consider applying for a project to be housed at the Saxo Institute, please forward a project outline (1-2 pages) to the Saxo Research Support Team, saxosupport@hum.ku.dk, as soon as possible and within reasonable time before the submission deadline. If an internal deadline is indicated for a specific call, please comply to this deadline.

Upcoming deadlines for project outlines

Open calls

  • ERC Consolidator Grants (internal deadline for project outlines: 7 October 2019)
    Up to 2 000 000 EUR for projects with a duration of up to five years. For excellent researchers within all fields of science with a PhD age between 7 and 12 years (parental leave and sick leave kan be deducted).
    Deadline for applications to ERC: 4 February 2020.
    For more about ERC Consolidator Grants go to erc.europa.eu
  • Innovation Fund Denmark: Industrial Researcher (internal deadline for project outlines: 7 October 2019)
    a) Industiral PhD or Industrial postdoc in a private company: the foundation can fund up to 50 % of the salary. The candidate will be employed by the company as well as affiliated an enrolled at a university.
    b) Industrial Fellow: a collaborative project between a private company, a research institution and a researcher. Duration: 6-24 months.
    Deadline for applications to Innovation Fund Denmark: 9 January 2020
    For more about Industrial Researcher calls go to innovationsfonden.dk
  • Innovation Fund Denmark: Grand Solutions (internal deadline for project outlines: 7 October 2019)
    Funding for ambitious innovation projects with excellent science and strategic research that contributes to create new and tangible solutions to important societal challenges and creates value for Denmark. Typical investments, 5-15 million DKK for a project with a duration of 2-5 years. Announcements of specific thematic calls are expected in December 2019. Expected themes for this call: a) Better health b) Green Growth c) New technological opportunities.
    Expected deadline for applications to Innovation Fund Denmark: February 2020
    Read more about Grand Solutions at innovationsfonden.dk
  • NordForsk: Call for proposals for interdisciplinary research projects
    Within this programme, projects awarded funding must include at least two of the following three areas of science: a) Life science, b) Physical Sciences & Engineering, and c) Social Sciences and Humanities. The maximum funding per project is 15 million NOK. Funding will be granted for up to four years, and successful proposals must include partners from at least three Nordic countries (Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Greenland, Faroe Islands and Åland). Deadline for submission of pre-proposals to NordForsk: 13 November 2019.
    For more about the NordForsk: Call for proposals for interdisciplinary research projects, go to nordforsk.org
  • NordForsk: Call for proposals: Nordic societal security in light of the emerging global and regional trends
    The aim of programme is to develop new knowledge about and solutions for the many aspects of societal security affecting the Nordic countries. Research proposals must address one or more of the following areas:
    a) The relationship between climate change and efforts to reduce vulnerabilities and build capacities for societal security in the Nordic region.
    b) The ramifications of technological advancements in society and the benefits and challenges this entails for the transboundary working field of societal security.
    c) Consequences for national and international governance of societal security in relation to the future needs of the Nordic nations.
    Applicants are invited to apply for funding to establish a Nordic research project with a budget of maximum 12 million NOK and a duration of up to four years. Successful proposals must include partners from at least three Nordic countries (Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Greenland, Faroe Islands and Åland). Deadline for Submission of applications to NordForsk: 20 November 2019.
    For more about the NordForsk: Call for proposals: Nordic societal security in light of the emerging global and regional trends go to nordforsk.org
  • NordForsk: Digitalisation of the Public Sector – Research and Innovation Projects
    The overarching aim of the call is to combine and integrate knowledge-based, digital innovation efforts with research on the related effects and/or impact on society and end-users, based on factors that enable and drive digital transformation of public sector: emerging technologies; emerging organisational practices; and/or emerging regulatory frameworks and governance mechanisms. The maximum amount of funding available per project is EUR 1 million. Projects are expected to run for maximum three years, and must consist of participants from at least three co-funding countries (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, United Kingdom, Latvia and Estonia), of which at least two must be Nordic co-funding countries. Deadline for applications to NordForsk: 16 January 2020.
    For more about the NordForsk call Digitalisation of the Public Sector go to nordforsk.org
  • Novo Nordisk Foundation: Investigator Grant in Art History Research (internal deadline for project outlines: 7 October 2019)
    Up to 4 million DKK for a duration of 2 to 4 years. Deadline for Submission of applications to the foundation: 15 January 2020.
    For more about Investigator Grant in Art History Research go to novonordiskfonden.dk
  • Novo Nordisk Foundation: Mads Øvlisen Postdoc in Art and Art History Research (internal deadline for project outlines: 7 October 2019)
    2 fellowships within art history, 1 fellowship within practice-based research (including curatorial practice), and 1 fellowship within art and natural sciences. Deadline for Submission of applications to the foundation: 15 January 2020.
    For more about Mads Øvlisen Postdoc go to novonordiskfonden.dk
  • University of Copenhagen: Data+ Pool
    With total funding of DKK 30 million, the pool awards up to 50% financing of interdisciplinary PhD and postdoctoral scholarships in research projects at UCPH, involving research that integrates data science into other fields of study. Projects can apply for up to DKK 2.5 million from the Data+ pool, including overhead or budgeted full costs. The Data+ pool awards up to 50% of the funding for PhD and postdoctoral scholarships in the chosen research projects. Projects may include one or more PhD and/or postdoctoral scholarship(s). Deadline for submission of applications: 1 November 2019.
    For more about the UCPH Data+ Pool go to kunet.dk (pdf).
  • VELUX FONDEN: Core-Group Programme (internal deadline 7 October 2019)
    This programme can only be applied for by tenured Saxo employees (please check the Saxo newsletter for specific information regarding the internal selection procedures).
    Deadline for submission of internal Letter of Interst: 7 October 2019.
    For more about the Core-Group Programme go to veluxfoundations.dk

The Saxo Research Support Team also assists external applicants, whose proposed research projects have been approved for housing by the head of institute.

Read about the requirements for a project outline.

If you are interested in applying for a scheme or a foundation, which is not listed above, please contact Saxo Support, saxosupport@hum.ku.dk, as soon as possible.

Project Outline

If you are planning to apply for funding for a research project hosted by the Saxo Institute, you will have to submit a project outline 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 nescessary 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)