DNRF Chairs 2020 – Call for Applications

DNRF Chair – Invitation for submission of applications in 2020

The Danish National Research Foundation (DNRF) hereby invites Danish universities to submit applications for DNRF Chair grants during 2020.

The foundation welcomes applications supporting the start-up research activities of potential or newly recruited excellent international professors from abroad.

Assessment criteria

  • The overall assessment criterion is excellence, meaning
  • The potential or newly recruited international researcher has a very high standing in the international research community.
  • The research endeavor/program of the potential or newly recruited international researcher is ambitious and original, has the potential for producing ground-breaking results, and has an appropriate organizational set-up.
  • The planned start-up activities are not expected to be funded by other sources.


Applications may be submitted in three annual rounds. The following deadlines must be respected:

  • February 1, at noon
  • June 1, at noon
  • October 1, at noon

Please observe that only one application per university will be accepted per round, i.e., each university may submit up to three applications a year.

Applications must be written in English using an application form, which can be downloaded below. The application form must be submitted as a PDF file and sent as an attachment in an e-mail to DNRFChair@dg.dk

Please refer to the Guide for Applicants (download below) and www.dg.dk for further information. Applicants are welcome to contact the secretariat if they have questions about the application process.

Guide for Applicants and Application Form

Guide for Applicants

Application Form