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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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Grants will further boost data science research in Denmark

The Novo Nordisk Foundation has awarded grants to researchers in Aarhus, Odense and Copenhagen under its Data Science Investigator Programme, which will provide researchers within data science the opportunity to carry out excellent research and boost data science capacity in Denmark. The grants are part of the Foundation’s ambitious Data Science Initiative.

The Novo Nordisk Foundation has awarded grants totalling DKK 62 million through its Data Science Investigator Programme. The seven grant recipients will investigate challenges in which data science plays a decisive role. They will develop and improve the efficiency of data science methods that can be used to discover new solutions..

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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.