Novo Nordisk Foundation Challenge Programme 2019

Purpose of the programme

The Challenge Programme 2019 is seeking to support outstanding scientists working within one the following three themes:

• Modern Plant Science – Towards a Sustainable World.
• Emerging Infectious Diseases.
• How Dietary Factors Affect the Human Microbiome.

For all themes, the subject can be cross-disciplinary, and should not be considered limited to any particular research methodology or discipline. The individual application should only focus on one of the three


The scientific discipline and the location of the groups are not restricted, except that the host institution must be located in Denmark. The research institutions of the co-applicants can be located in Denmark or abroad.

Award Amount

Grants are worth up to DKK 60 million over six years.

Deadline for online application: 06 December 2019

The application form for the Challenge Programme is available in the Novo Nordisk Foundation application system OMADA.