Novo Nordisk Foundation

The Novo Nordisk Foundation supports a series of projects seeking to benefit people and society. 

Challenge Programme

The Challenge Programme aims at supporting outstanding researchers working within specific themes that may slightly vary from year to year. On an annual basis, DKK 360 million are awarded, in which up to six grants can receive DKK 60 million each.




































Title: Biocompatible nanofertilizers for targeted delivery and programmed release of essential mineral ions in crops
: Professor Søren Husted, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences



Title: SEEDFOOD: Functional and palatable plant seed storage proteins for sustainable foods
Leader: Professor Marianne Nissen Lund, Department of Food Science (UCPH FOOD)



Title: PROFERMENT: Solid-state fermentations for protein transformations and palatability of plant-based foods
Professor Dennis Sandris Nielsen, Department of Food Science (UCPH FOOD)



Laureate Research Grant

The Laureate Research Grant is targeted established researchers with a research group that she/he has been in charge of for more than seven years. Research must be conducted within the field of biomedicine or biotechnology.




National Research Infrastructure Programme

The programme supports Danish research environment with grants of DKK 5-25 million during a period of up to five years. The research environments that NNF are mainly focusing on are; biomedicine, biotechnology, and natural and technical sciences.