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Grants from The Danish Council for Independent Research, Sapere Aude: DFF-Starting Grant 2014

The Danish Council for Independent Research awards 20 Sapere Aude: DFF-Starting Grants to the sum of approximately DKK 137 million. The grant recipients are listed below.

The grants are awarded within the framework of the Danish Council for Independent Research’s Sapere Aude programme, the aim of which is to provide researchers in Denmark with the best possible conditions for producing outstanding research at a high international level. 

Grant letters will be forwarded to the recipients as soon as possible. Rejection letters will include a brief text, explaining the main academic reasons for the project not obtaining a grant. 

Please be advised that the Council cannot be held responsible for printing errors and reserves the right to make adjustments.


Project Title: The Late Epipalaeolithic and Early Neolithic Occupation of the Black Desert (Jordan): Investigating the Origins of Food Production in the Marginal Zone
Grant Recipient: Tobias Richter
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: 6,897,919


Project Title: New Media - New Intimacies (NewMI)
Grant Recipient: Rikke Andreassen
Place of Employment: Roskilde University
Awarded Amount: 6,976,462


Project Title: Deciphering the signaling networks of PARP inhibitors by quantitative mass spectrometry
Grant Recipient: Michael Lund Nielsen
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: 7,020,402


Project Title: Algebraic methods for qualitative profiling of reaction networks
Grant Recipient: Elisenda Feliu Trijueque
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: 7,055,110


Project Title: Molecular Mechanisms of Cholesterol Uptake and Sugar Uptake in Humans
Grant Recipient: Bjørn Panyella Pedersen
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: 7,055,327


Project Title: Quantum Electrooptomechanics
Grant Recipient: Albert Schliesser
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: 6,913,737


Project Title: Genotype by environment interactions: transition from genotype to phenotype
Grant Recipient: Torsten Nygård Kristensen Kristensen
Place of Employment: Aalborg University
Awarded Amount: 5,928,509


Project Title: Time-wise behavior of fractional processes
Grant Recipient: Andreas Basse-O'Connor
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: 6,996,600


Project Title: When and How Political Parties Influence Public Opinion Formation
Grant Recipient: Rune Slothuus
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: 7,050,249


Project Title: Financial and Non-financial Performance of Privately-Held Businesses
Grant Recipient: Morten Sørensen
Place of Employment: Copenhagen Business School
Awarded Amount: 7,035,611


Project Title: Immunotherapeutic strategies for treatment of Merkel Cell Carcinoma
Grant Recipient: Sine Reker Hadrup
Place of Employment: Herlev Hospital
Awarded Amount: 5,020,970


Project Title: Exploring the impact of Replicative Stress on Ageing and Cancer: from nucleotide metabolism to replisome proteomics.
Grant Recipient: Andres Joaquin Lopez-Contreras
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: 7,039,130


Project Title: Accelerating experimental atherosclerosis research with novel model approaches
Grant Recipient: Jacob Fog Bentzon
Place of Employment: Aarhus University
Awarded Amount: 6,363,072


Project Title: Structure-based design of a vaccine to prevent severe childhood malaria
Grant Recipient: Thomas Lavstsen
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: 7,030,080


Project Title: Writers and readers of ubiquitylated histones in the DNA Damage Response
Grant Recipient: Simon Bekker-Jensen
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: 7,054,642


Project Title: Circadian and Thermogenic Control of Brown Adipose Energy Expenditure
Grant Recipient: Zachary Philip Gerhart-Hines
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: 7,030,994


Project Title: Compressed Computation on Highly-Repetitive Data
Grant Recipient: Philip Bille
Place of Employment: Technical University of Denmark
Awarded Amount: 7,046,590


Project Title: Novel treatment strategies for countering drug resistance
Grant Recipient: Morten Otto Alexander Sommer
Place of Employment: Technical University of Denmark
Awarded Amount: 7,044,032


Project Title: Artificial Organelles for Combinatorial Therapy in Lysosomal Storage Diseases
Grant Recipient: Leticia Hosta Rigau
Place of Employment: University of Copenhagen
Awarded Amount: 7,051,978


Project Title: Linear Optics Quantum Information Technology (LOQIT)
Grant Recipient: Niels Gregersen
Place of Employment: Technical University of Denmark
Awarded Amount: 6,981,552

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