The Novo Nordisk Foundation is renewing and rescoping its funding opportunities within data science. From 2023, computational sciences are included more comprehensively.
Data science drives progress across a range of scientific disciplines, from the design and discovery of new materials and new and improved diagnoses and treatments in healthcare to developing more sustainable agriculture and new climate solutions.
To ensure continued support within the field, the Novo Nordisk Foundation is renewing and rescoping the funding opportunities within data science.
From 2023, the Foundation will offer grants with a strong data science component through two recurring programmes:
- Data Science Collaborative Research Programme and
- Data Science Investigator Programme.
Both programmes have a scientific focus which encompasses computational sciences more comprehensively than previous data science programmes from the Foundation.
“Data science is a cornerstone in retrieving information from data to gain fundamental understanding of complex problems and help develop new solutions for societal challenges within health and sustainability. With the renewed scope for the funding opportunities, we can support projects in the larger data science field, for example projects that utilise simulations and mathematical modelling,” says Lene Oddershede, Senior Vice President, Natural & Technical Sciences, Novo Nordisk Foundation.
Support for data-driven projects at different career stages
The Data Science Collaborative Research Programme supports data science-driven collaborative research projects within the Foundation’s scientific focus areas: Health, Sustainability and the Life Science Ecosystem.
Compared to previous years, the Data Science Collaborative Research Programme has undergone some revisions. Going forward, the scope for the programme also includes computational sciences, and applicants will now be asked to submit a full application already in phase one. All interested parties are encouraged to review the updated guidelines.
The annual grant budget for this programme is DKK 75 million with up to DKK 30 million per grant. The next deadline for applications is 16 March 2023.
The Foundation will continue to support research group leaders at various career stages through the Data Science Investigator Programme. The programme has separate calls for the Emerging, Ascending, and Distinguished career stages. The annual grant budget for the Data Science Investigator programme is DKK 75 million. The guidelines for the next application round will be available from March 2023. See the previous recipients here.
The Foundation also supports initiatives within infrastructure related to data science and computational sciences through the programme Research Infrastructure – Large Equipment and Facilities.
The annual budget for this programme is DKK 160 million with up to DKK 25 million per grant. The next deadline for applications is 18 January 2023. All interested parties are encouraged to review the guidelines.
Please be aware that the funding opportunities in the programme Research Infrastructure – Large Equipment and Facilities replaces the Data Science Infrastructure programme which was available until 2022.
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