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Villum Young Investigator

Villum Young Investigator: DKK 7-10 million for younger researchers setting up their first own research team. The grants can be applied for once a year. The programme is announced once a year in open competition with a deadline in June.

Important dates in 2020

  • 14 April 2020: Announcement of the call
  • 16 June 2020 at 12:00 noon: Deadline for applications
  • 30 October 2020: Rejection or invitation for an interview in November
  • 11, 12 and 13 November 2020: Interviews with the selected applicants
  • 23 December 2020: Rejection or approval of grant

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The Villum Experiment

The Villum Experiment: DKK 1-2 million for the particularly unorthodox research idea in its early phase, which will be
assessed in an anonymous process. The programme is announced once a year in open competition.

Next application deadline in March 2020.

Who can apply?
Villum Experiment is created for the special research projects that challenge the norm and have the potential to fundamentally change the way we approach important topics. The applicant is anonymous to the reviewers. For Danish universities and research institutions, this is also tool to attract talented researchers outside Denmark.

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Villum Synergy

Villum Synergy: DKK 2-3 million for new collaborations or DKK 10-20 million for established collaborations. Projects should involve two PIs (Principal Investigators). One should be from computer science, statistics or applied mathematics. The other should be from a field that may be broadly chosen.

“We wish to strengthen interdisciplinary research in Denmark with a new initiative focusing on the interdisciplinary field of data driven science.”



Villums Fonden announce the programme every year in open competition. Next call:

4 November 2020: Announcement of the call

3 March 2021: Deadline for application

August 2021: Approval of grant or rejection of application

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Villum International Postdoc

VILLUM FONDEN aims to support the advancement of talented postdoc women in international research careers.

Villum International postdoc: DKK 1-2.5 million for female scientists within the technical and natural sciences wishing to pursue a university career. A stay abroad is required. Applicants must be recommended by their university. The programme is announced once a year from 2019-2023.

 Who can apply?

Excellent female scientists who have obtained their PhD in Denmark within the technical and natural sciences. Danish citizenship is not a requirement. Please note that the program can only be applied for by invitation and recommendation from your faculty and department

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Villum Kann Rassmusen Professorship

VILLUM FONDEN would like to make an on-going contribution to the advancement of Danish science and technology by helping the country’s research institutions to attract the world’s best scientists.

Professorships: Villum Kann Rasmussen Professor – for a Danish university that wish to recruit an exceptional international top researcher.

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