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Upcoming deadlines for project outlines

If you consider applying for funding for a project housed at the Saxo Institute, please forward a project outline (1-2 pages) to the Saxo Research Support Team,, no later than 1 August 2019. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Saxo Support as soon as possible in order to start the application process before the summer holidays.

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.

Open calls

  • Carlsberg Foundation
    Various funding opportunities. The 2019 call for applications will be announced no later than the beginning of July, and it is expected to resemble the call from 2018. Deadline for applications to the foundation: 1 October 2019.
  • DFF (Independent Research Fund Denmark)
    • Research Project 1 & 2: Support for Research Project 1 (Up to 2 000 000 DKK, excluding overheads) and Research Project 2 (Up to 4 300 000 DKK, excluding overheads). Deadline for application to DFF – Humanities: 4 October 2019.
    • DFF International Postdoc: Funding for 2 years. At least one cohesive year at a non-Danish university. The Saxo Research Support Team offers assistance for applicants planning a research stay at the Saxo Institute. Deadline for applications to DFF: 5 November 2019.
  • Innovation Fund Denmark: Industrial Researcher
    • Industrial Researcher (postdoc or PhD) in a private company: for a research project carried out in a company. The industrial researcher is employed full-time at the company, and the project is conducted in collaboration with a public sector research institution. Innovation Fund Denmark will finance up to 50 pct. of the gross salary. Deadline for applications to the foundation: 24 September 2019.
    • Industrial Resesearcher (postdoc or PhD) in the public sector: for a research project carried out in a public sector organisation. The Industrial Postdoc is employed full-time at the public sector organisation and the project is conducted in collaboration with a research institution. Innovation Fund Denmark will finance up to 50 pct. of the gross salary. Deadline for applications to the foundation: 8 October 2019.
  • Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions – Innovative Training Networks (ITN)
    PhD training networks. Mobility grant for up to 15 PhD candidates in a network involving at least three partners from inside and/or outside academia. ITN supports competitively selected joint research training and/or doctoral programmes, implemented by partnerships of universities, research institutions, research infrastructures, businesses, SMEs, and other socio-economic actors from different countries across Europe and beyond. Expected deadline for submission of application to the European Research Council: January 2020.
  • VELUX FONDEN: Museum Programme
    Outreach and research projects organised as a collaborative effort between researchers and outreach professionals, closely integrating the work of both. Grant award areas include art and cultural history, communication and museum sciences. Average grant size of approximately 5 000 000 DKK. Expected deadline for statement of interest: October 2019.

If you are interested in applying for a scheme or a foundation, which is not listed above, please contact Saxo Support,, 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:

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.


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)