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Current calls



Grand Solutions: 14 August 2018

Industrial Researcher: 9 October 2018 at 12:00


AU Research Foundation - AUFF

Current support programmes:

1. AUFF Starting Grants - assistant lecturers: 1 October 2018, 12:00

2. AUFF Starting Grants - senior lecturers : 1 October 2018, 12:00

3. Stays by visiting scholars: 4 September 2018; 12:00

4. Publication support: 7 September 2018; 12:00

5. PhD courses, research group meetings, workshops and summer camps at Sandbjerg

6. Research stay in Møllehuset

7. AUFF Flagskibe

Aarhus University Research Foundation’s (AUFF) supplementary pool
Who can apply: PhD students, post docs, assistant professors, or recently started associate professors at AU. Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis


The Nordic Board for Periodicals in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOP-HS)

Funding of Nordic scientific journals within the humanities and social sciences. 25 September 2018, 14:00.


The Carlsberg Foundation

Deadline: 1 October 2018 at 16:00

Challenges for Europe (VolkswagenStiftung/Carlsberg)

18 December 2018


EUopSTART8 October 2018


The Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF)

International Postdoc: 1 November 2018 at 12:00 a.m. and 9 April 2019 at 12:00 a.m.

Sapere Aude: 9 April 2019 at 12:00 a.m.

Research project 1 and 2: 5 October 2018 at 12:00 a.m.



Please note, that the BSS dean´s Office has a special support process for ERC applicants. Please contact Pernille Kallehave for more information.

Starting Grants: 2019 deadline to be announced soon

Advanced Grants: 30 August 2018, 2019 deadline to be announced soon

Consolidated Grants: 2019 deadline to be announced soon

Synergy Grants: 2019 deadline to be announced soon


Industriens Fond : Ongoing deadlines and themes


Velux Foundation

Humanities and allied social science disciplines. MGMT is not a permanent partner, so we will not be invited to submit a letter of interest with project proposals. Unsolicited applications is possible, but requires dialogue with their advisors and has a low success rate.


COST29 November 2018 at 12:00 noon (CET). Transnational cooperation and networks.


Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions

Research networks (ITN): support for Innovative Training Networks

Individual fellowships (IF): support for experienced researchers undertaking mobility between countries, optionally to the non-academic sector

International and inter-sectoral cooperation through the Research and Innovation Staff Exchanges (RISE)





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