Lundbeck Foundation Fellowships

The Lundbeck Foundation Fellows programme supports highly promising young researchers in their efforts to establish an independent profile and research group. Through these grants, the Foundation aims to support tomorrow’s most important contributors to research breakthroughs, significantly impacting research and society.

Applications open

1 Aug 2021

Applications closed

2 Sep 2021

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

General allowance
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International student

Total value

up to $2,150,000

Applicable study areas

Agriculture, animal studies, food science and veterinary science; Education, teaching and training; Environment and natural resources; Medicine, dentistry, health and welfare; Sciences and mathematics

Number of scholarships awarded

Approximately 5

  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • Have gained a PhD within the past eight years and be qualified to establish or develop a biomedical science research team.

    Research must be either basic or applied, and the field of study must fall within the scope of the Foundation’s award strategy.

    Applications for the Fellowship are welcome from researchers who wish to move to Denmark and continue their research. Please see the Lundbeck Foundation Fellowships website for further details.

    Selection criteria

    Applications relating to biomedical sciences are evaluated based on scientific content, the applicant’s qualifications and the quality of the academic environment at the host institution. The term ‘biomedical sciences’ is used here in its broadest sense. Many adjacent fields of research which, traditionally, belong to other classical faculties (particularly natural science and technical science) are increasingly steering the field of biomedicine towards new breakthroughs in knowledge and treatment. Consequently, research in technical and natural sciences with subject matter that addresses biomedical issues is regarded as biomedical sciences research.

  • Application process

    Applications are online at the Lundbeck Foundation website. Applications require a letter of support from the Danish host institution and a Letter of Intent from a resident researcher at the host institution who will mentor you during the process of establishing a research group.

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  • When will I know the outcome?

    Finalists usually interviewed in February, application outcome provided in March.

  • Variations of this award

    In addition to the “Lundbeck Foundation Fellowships”, the Lundbeck Foundation also offer funding for:

    • “Lundbeck Foundation Postdocs”, with a value of DKK 800,000 per annum.
    • “Lundbeck Foundation Collaborative Projects”, with a value of DKK 60 million.
    • “Visiting Professorships”, with a value of DKK 750,000.
    • “The Brain Prize”, with a value of DKK 10 million.
    • “Lundbeck Foundation Experiment”, with a value of DKK 2 million.
    • “Lundbeck Foundation Ascending Investigators”, with a value of DKK 5 million.
    • “Lundbeck Foundation Talent Prize", 3 available each year, with a value of DKK 500,000.

    Please check the Foundation's website for application deadlines for these additional opportunities.

What are the benefits?

Funding of up to DKK 10 million, paid in a single instalment or in several instalments over a period of up to 5 years.

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