Novo Nordisk - Individual Grants within endocrinology and metabolism

Novo Nordisk has published 4 calls of individual grants within endocrinology and metabolism. The calls cover all career stages from post doctor to established professors in the Nordic region. Deadline: 8 January 2019 at 2 pm CET.


The projects must be anchored at a hospital, university or other non-profit research institution (administrating host institution) in a Nordic country (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden).

Excellence Emerging Investigator
Ascending Investigator
Distinguished Investigator
Postdoc for research abroad

Excellence Emerging Investigator

The grant is for early career principal investigators to develop their career and establish their own teams.

  • Applicants should be at a senior postdoctoral, assistant professor, associate professor (time-limited) or equivalent level
  • Applicants may be experimental researchers or clinician researchers
  • Completed PhD approximately within the past 4-8 years

Go to Excellence Emerging Investigator call

Ascending Investigator

The grant is for principal investigators at associated professor level to consolidate their research groups and reach their full potential as research leaders.

  • Applicants should be associate professors, senior researchers or at an equivalent level.
  • Applicants must have their own research group. Professors, including MSO, cannot apply for this particular call – but can apply for the ‘Distinguished Investigator’ grant.
  • Experimental researchers or clinician researchers
  • Completed PhD within approximately the past 8-18 years.

Go to Ascending Investigator call

Distinguished Investigator

The grant is for the outstanding professors who have demonstrated the ability to execute and lead research at the highest international level continuously through several years.

  • Applicants must be professors (MSO included)
  • Experimental researchers or clinicians

Go to Distinguished Investigator call

Postdoc for research abroad

The applicant must be employed by a research institution in a Nordic country (Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Iceland or Norway) for the entire fellowship period and the Nordic institution must administer the fellowship grant. 

  • PhD degree within 5 years of the fellowship start date
  • possible to apply as a PhD-student if the supervisor signs a declaration stating that the applicant is expected to graduate before the start date of the fellowship
  • Fellows must spend 3 years abroad, followed by up to 1 year at a Nordic institution
  • required considerable prior association to the Nordic education or research community, e.g. by having a Master’s degree or a PhD from a Nordic University or several years of research experience at a Nordic institution

Go to Postdoc abroad call 

Published Nov. 16, 2018 1:33 PM - Last modified Nov. 16, 2018 1:38 PM