Proposal for Ahlers: basic research should adress the fundamental questions has invited some of Denmark’s primary research political stakeholders to debate how the new Minister for Higher Education and Science, Tommy Ahlers can create a more optimal and fruitful relation between research and entrepreneurship. The debate will run over the next four weeks.

In today’s Altinget, the DNRF Chair Liselotte Højgaard and Director Søren-Peter Olesen initiate the debate.

Read their contribution here

10th Application Round for New Centers of Excellence – the call is out


The Danish National Research Foundation hereby invites researchers from all scientific fields to submit outline proposals for new Centers of Excellence which may start operating in the beginning of 2020

For more information about Centers of Excellence and the application and selection process click here

Research from Center for GeoGenetics shows genetic adaptation to diving among human ‘sea nomads’

Ph.D. student Melissa Ilardo, from the Center for GeoGenetics, supervised by Professor Eske Willerslev and Professor Rasmus Nielsen, has uncovered the secret behind Southeast Asian sea nomads’ unique breath-holding ability. The research result was recently published in Cell.

Read more about the research here

The winning pictures in the DNRF’s photo competition 2018 have been chosen

This year, the Danish National Research Foundation launched a photo competition for the foundation’s grantees, and now the winners have been chosen. Below, you can see the winning pictures and find links to interviews with the winners, who explain the fascinating research behind the pictures. Read more about the competition and the winners here.