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

Mars meteorite Black Beauty expands time frame for potential life on the Red Planet

Head of center Martin Bizzarro and Ph.D. student Laura C. Bouvier, from the Center for Star and Planet Formation (STARPLAN), are in charge of an international research team that has dated an early stage of crust formation on Mars with the help of a rare meteorite.

Read more 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.