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Enabling excellent data science in Denmark

The Novo Nordisk Foundation aims at stimulating excellent world-class research within data science and artificial intelligence in Denmark by offering attractive funding opportunities, visible career paths, and by supporting the education of more specialists in the field.

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New academy will strengthen data science in Denmark

A national academy in Denmark will strengthen the training of researchers and interdisciplinary collaboration within data science and help move Denmark up into the global elite in this field. The Novo Nordisk Foundation and VILLUM FONDEN are awarding a combined grant totalling DKK 184.3 million to the Danish Data Science..

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Funding opportunities in the NNF Data Science Initiative

As part of its Data Science Initiative, the Novo Nordisk Foundation has allocated DKK 410 million in 2020-2022 to strenghten research in data science and artificial intelligence in Denmark. Grants are awarded in open competition across three programmes:

  • Investigator Programme supports excellent independent research leaders with ambitious projects within the field of data science; separate calls for the Emerging, Ascending and Distinguished career stages.
  • Collaborative Research Programme supports data science-driven collaborative research projects within the Foundation’s scientific focus areas.
  • Research Infrastructure Programme supports the establishment and operation of national data science infrastructures.

All supported projects must have a current or potential future application and impact within life science, health science, or biotechnology.

Complementary to these programmes, Novo Nordisk Foundation has granted DKK 152.5 million for the establishment of a Danish Data Science Community, which will offer PhD and Postdoc fellowships, etc.

Read more about the opportunities here.