The Danish Council for Independent Research

The Danish Council for Independent Research (DFF) supports independent research based on the researchers’ own ideas, within and across all the main fields of science.

Danish Council for Independent Research (DFF) is comprised of a Board of Directors and the following five research councils: DFF | Humanities, DFF | Natural Sciences, DFF | Social Sciences, DFF | Medical Sciences and DFF | Technology and Production Sciences.

What can be applied for?

DFF has two annual application deadlinesA main call  in late October and a semi-annual deadline in late april.

You can apply for funding for the following instruments:

Sapere Aude

Sapere Aude is DFF's programme aimed at developing the most talented researchers abilities, nationally and internationally. The goal is to create career paths and retaining the most talented young scientists in research. You can read about Sapere Aude below

Who has received funding?

You can find the scheduled time of processing for each Council in the Call for proposals (page 9 and 10). DFF publishes about 7 days after the scheduled time of processing a list of the applicants / projects that have received funding. 

last modified Jul 09, 2014

The Secretariat of the Danish Council for Independent Research
Phone: (+45) 7231 8200

Contact information and EAN numbers:

Ministry of Higher Education and Science

Danish Agency for Higher Education

Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation

IT Department of the Ministry of Higher Education and Science