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.

Upcoming deadlines for project outlines

Open calls

  • 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
  • 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).
  • VILLUM FONDEN: VILLUM Synergy Programme
    Funding for interdisciplinary projects, which involves two PIs, affiliated with a Danish research institution. One should be a methodological expert from computer science, statistics or applied mathematics and the other a domain expert from another field, including humanities. You can apply for two grant types:
    Initiation project grants: 2-3 million DKK for up to two years are available for new collaborations.
    Full project grants: for established collaborations, mature enough to benefit from a large grant, can apply for 10-20 million DKK for three to five years.
    Deadline for submission of applications to VILLUM FONDEN: 10 October 2019.
    For more about the VILLUM Synergy 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)