The initiative aims to raise awareness of excellent researchers and their research. In addition, Elite Research highlight the researchers as role models to attract more young students for a career in research, in order to fulfil the ambition to make Denmark one of the leading and most competitive knowledge societies in the world.
The Elite Research Prize is awarded to outstanding researchers under 45 years of international excellence. The Ministry for Higher Education and Science annually distributes five prizes. Each prize is 1.2 million. 200,000 is a personal award and 1,000,000 goes to research.
- Elite Research Conference 2017 in pictures (Danish)
- Read all about the Elite Research Initiative (Danish)