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Sapere Aude - Starting Grant

Deadline - March
Up to 4.3 millions excluding overhead for 4 years

Webside: DFFSapere Aude

In order to promote the education of researchers and strengthen internationalisation, DFF offers the Sapere Aude (i.e. “dare to know”) instrument. The objective of the initiative is to develop the qualifications and competencies of the best research talents, both nationally and internationally. Sapere Aude: DFF-Starting Grant is aimed at Danish as well as non-Danish researchers. You can apply for a Sapere Aude: DFF-Starting Grant of up to 4 years’ duration and a maximum amount of DKK 4.3 million, excluding overhead. 

Sapere Aude: DFF-Starting Grant is aimed at providing excellent younger researchers, i.e. researchers who have carried out top class research in their field, with the opportunity to develop and strengthen their research ideas. The instrument also aims at promoting the mobility internationally as well as nationally among research environments, and thereby to strengthen networks and careers. Sapere Aude: DFF-Starting Grants are targeted at top researchers who intend to gather a group of researchers and/or research students, to carry out a research project at a high, international level. Sapere Aude: DFF-Starting Grant also strengthens the possibility for excellent younger researchers to return to a Danish research institution after a research stay abroad.

The Independent Research Fund Denmark expects that a Sapere Aude: DFF-Starting Grant prepares the grant recipient to apply for an ERC
Starting Grant, Consolidator Grant or Advanced Grant, or a similar international programme.