The political decision to thematize the Innovation Fund Denmark's funds means that two Industrial Researcher calls - with an opening on 3 December and a deadline on 7 January - cannot be carried out as planned. The postings will be re-posted instead in the spring, where they will be adapted to the political priorities.
Innovation Fund Denmark has announced on its website the opening of three Industrial Researcher calls on Thursday 3 December 2020 with a deadline on Thursday 7 January 2021.
However, the political agreement on the Innovation Fund Denmark's funds in 2021 has changed the Fund's framework for allocating grants.
The fund's funds will be allocated in 2021 within selected topics; Ambitious and lasting green research initiatives, Lifescience, Health and Welfare Technology as well as Technology and Innovation that can maintain production and jobs in Denmark. Therefore, it is not possible to carry out the two "open" Industrial Researcher calls.
This is specifically about the call ' Industrial PhD: All areas (private sector) ' and called ' Industrial Postdoc: All areas (private sector) , which the Fund is therefore forced to postpone.
The post 'Industrial PhD: Greenland and the Faroe Islands (private sector) ' is implemented as planned, however, as separate funds have been set aside for this in the political agreement on the allocation of the research reserve for 2021.
Adjusted versions will be re-posted in the spring of 2021
The postponed calls will be re-posted in the spring of 2021, where they will be aligned with the political priorities. The application round is expected to open in March and have a deadline in April. The final date is expected to be announced before Christmas.
It will also be possible to read more about the selected thematizations before Christmas on Innovation Fund Denmark's website.
Innovation Fund Denmark regrets the inconvenience caused by the postponement of the Industrial Researcher calls for applicants, etc.
Read more about postponing Industrial Researchercall in this FAQ
Read the political agreement on distribution of Forskningsreserven 2021