The New Exploratory Research and Discovery (NERD) Programme 2023 from the Novo Nordisk Fonden supports creative, daring, and ambitious researchers within the natural and technical sciences, at any career stage after obtaining the PhD degree. The NERD programme uses a two-stage evaluation procedure. At the first stage, applicants will remain anonymous to the evaluation committee, ensuring that emphasis is put on the suggested scientific ideas. The top evaluated applications will proceed to the second stage, where the CVs and publication lists of the applicants will be included to assess the feasibility of the proposed projects. The programme supports fundamental research within the natural and technical sciences, including, e.g., physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, and technical sciences that have the potential for future applications in the life sciences, health sciences, or sustainability.
Applicants may apply for up to 14 million DKK for up to 7 years. Applications close on March 1, 2023.