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Upcoming deadlines for outline proposals

If you consider applying for one of the research grants listed below for a project housed at the Saxo Institute, please forward an outline proposal (1-2 pages) to the Saxo Research Support Team, 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.

Open calls with an internal deadline for outline proposals 28 January 2019:

  • Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF): Deadline for applications to the foundation: 9 April 2019. You can apply for the following calls:
    - Non-university research education (PhD). Saxo Support can assist applicants who which to be affiliated at the Saxo Institute and enrolled at the PhD School at the Faculty of Humanities.
    - Research networks. Up to 850.000 DKK excl. overhead.
    - Sapere Aude DFF-Starting Grant: Up to 4.300.000 DKK excl. overhead for excellent younger researchers.
  • Innovation Fund Denmark: Industrial Researcher: PhD or postdoc in a private company. Deadline for applications to the foundation: 30 April 2019.
  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individuel Fellowships (in-coming): Mobility fellowships (2 or 3 years). Deadline for application 11 September 2019.
  • Research Council of Norway: FRIPRO Mobility Grants. Mobility fellowships for Norwegians. Deadline for applications to the foundation: 10 April 2019. Saxo Support can assist, if the applicant is interested in a research stay at the Saxo Institute and agrees to pay a bench fee.

 If you are interested in applying for a scheme or a foundation, which is not listed above, you are encouraged to contact Saxo Support,, as soon as possible.

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:

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 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)