09 May 2019

30 Health Researchers Receive Funding from the Independent Research Fund Denmark


In total, researchers from 13 departments and centres at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen receive close to DKK 110 million in funding. The money will be spent on research projects on anything from antibiotics to psoriasis.

215 research projects all over the country receive risk funding from the Independent Research Fund Denmark in connection with the largest annual award.

This year the fund awards a total of just over three quarters of a billion Danish kroner in research funding of which a third goes to 67 researchers at the University of Copenhagen. Of these, 30 researchers at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences receive almost DKK 110 million in total.

The 30 SUND researchers come from 13 of the faculty’s centres and departments. Each project receives between DKK 2.2 and 6.2 million.

The Independent Research Fund Denmark is a public fund awarding approx. DKK 1.2 billion a year for dawning research conducted in Denmark. The research projects must help launch ground-breaking research at universities, hospitals and in associations and institutes all over the country doing research within all scientific areas.

The boxes below offer an overview of the grants: