About DFF | Medical Sciences
The Council covers all aspects of both basic scientific-, clinical- and socio-medical research in relation to human health and disease.
The Council allocates research grants to researchers working within these areas. Furthermore, the Council provides scientific advice in relation to health-scientific issues. Advice is given according to request or on the Council's own initiative.
Furthermore, the Council contributes to strengthening the communication and use of research results and participates in international cooperation.
The Danish Council for Independent Research annually publishes a call inviting researchers to apply for funding for research activities within the scientific areas of the Council. The call includes information about requirements and guidelines for applications to The Danish Council for Independent Research | Medical Sciences.
The Council's 18 members are acknowledged researchers appointed by the Minister for Science, Innovation and Higher Education in their own personal capacity.