12th 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 2025.

Deadline for outline proposals is December 4, 2023, at 12 noon.

Please find information regarding the application and selection process, as well as the application form here:

Guide for Applicants

Application Form

Guide for Reviewers

The objective of the Center of Excellence program is to strengthen Danish research by providing the best possible working conditions and organizational set-up for selected top researchers. Excellence is the main criterion when assessing proposals for new centers.

A center grant is large and flexible and has a duration of up to 10 years, with a first funding period of six years and, if renewed, can be extended for a second funding period of additional four years. Centers can be established within and/or across all research areas.

Find more information about the Center of Excellence

In April-May, CEO Søren-Peter Olesen will visit the universities to inform about the Center of Excellence instrument and the process for the 12th application round. The meetings are open to anyone interested.

Below, you can find the updated list of scheduled information meetings.