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Centers of Excellence

The Center of Excellence (CoE) program is the primary funding mechanism and the foundation’s flagship. A center grant is large and flexible, and a center may have a lifetime of up to 10 years. Only top researchers with the most ambitious ideas will be awarded a CoE through fierce competition involving a two-stage application process.

The objective of the CoE program is to strengthen Danish research by providing the best possible working conditions and organizational set-up for selected top researchers.

Centers may be established within or across all fields of research. Read more about the DNRF’s Centers of Excellence in the left menu.

New Centers of Excellence

The next call for Centers of Excellence will be announced May 1, 2018.
The deadline for outline proposals is November 1, 2018.

Information about the instrument and selection criteria is available via the topics to the left.