The Foundation’s main working method is to set up and fund research centres of the highest international standing – Centres of Excellence – for 1 -2 periods of funding. The Foundation annually distributes up to DKK 400 million. This corresponds to approximately 2 % of the annual public research expenditure.
For more info, see the foundation home page at www.dg.dk/en/
Danish webpage: www.dg.dk
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.
“Our core mission is to fund innovative research by the best people in optimal surroundings. By recognizing and trusting their talent, we expect top researchers to deliver potentially groundbreaking results, thereby boosting the international competitiveness and impact of Danish research”.
Quote from the DNRF pages: www.dg.dk/en/about-us/