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Elite Research

The Elite Research Initiative is the unifying brand name for a series of initiatives designed to honour and support the biggest research talents in Danish research

COVID-19

Changes in the use of Elite Research Prizes and Elite Research Travel Grants

The development of the international situation on COVID-19 means that Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education will understand the urgent need for changes in the use of Elite Research Prizes and Elite Research Travel Grants, typically by changing or shortening the stay at a foreign research institution.

For an assessment of the specific case, please contact Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education at .

Information for recipients of Elite Research Travel Grants 2019 and 2020

For recipients of an Elite Research Travel Grant in 2019 and 2020. Due to the extraordinary situation as a result COVID-19, a dispensation can be granted for the use of the grant up to one year after the awarding of the PhD degree, as long as it can be justified that the use of the grant during the PhD education has been hindered due to COVID-19. 

The use of the travel grant after the awarding of the PhD degree still has to follow the current guidelines for what the scholarship can be used for; cf. the call’s section 5. Furthermore, the activities should still have a relation to the grant recipient’s PhD education.

Request for a change of the grant period has to be submitted via e-grant. The request should include a description of why the use of the grant has been hindered due to COVID-19 and describe the use of the grant in the extended grant period.

For questions or an assessment of the specific case, please contact Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education at .

 

 

H.K.H. Kronprinsessen, uddannelses og forskningsminister Ane Halsboe-Jørgensen og årets EliteForsk-prismodtagere

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.

The Elite Research Travel Grant is DKK 200,000 and helps very talented PhD students to perform longer-term studies in some of the best research environments in the world. The Ministry of Higher Education and Science annually distributes up to 20 Elite Research travel grants

Recipients of Elite Research prizes are presented and honoured at the annual Elite Research Conference.

Video with Elite prize recipient Tobias Richter 

last modified Sep 18, 2020