Cross-cluster knowledge sharing events designed for and by you.
Design your event with support of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Science Cluster
Cross-Cluster Collaboration Events are knowledge sharing events focused on topics of major scientific importance or urgency with world-leading speakers and selected participants. The purpose of the event grants are to support interaction, synergy and knowledge sharing between our stakeholders, and to incite to cross-disciplinarily, collaboration and innovation. If you have such an event in mind, we invite you to apply when we have an open call.
The events are scientific collaborative events funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation to strengthen research and innovation across the Science Cluster. The funding can be applied for by researchers from the Novo Nordisk Foundation Research Centers in collaboration with other research entities at universities, hospitals or industry.
The call is designed to support the organisation of high quality scientific events with a focus on topics of major scientific importance. All events will be co-organised with the Novo Nordisk Foundation Science Cluster office at the Novo Nordisk Foundation. A bi-annual call for projects will be published on this website. If you wish to ensure that you are updated when we open the call, we recommend signing up for our newsletter and/or follow us on Social Media.
Events need to be initiated by at least one Novo Nordisk Foundation Center plus a partner in the Greater Copenhagen area, and co-organised with the Science Cluster office.
- The event needs to be organised by at least two partners, one of which is employed at a Novo Nordisk Foundation Research Center.
- Events must be of high quality and focused on topics of major scientific importance or urgency for the region.
- The event must be a new initiative. It is not possible to sponsor already existing events.
- The Science Cluster office at the Novo Nordisk Foundation will co-organise the events and control all expenses.
All type of events can be considered for funding, from a 1 hour workshop to an international conference. For inspiration take a look at former cross-cluster collaboration events such as the Natural Products (Meta) Genome Mining symposium in 2022 or the Creativity in Biomedical Research symposium in 2021.
The funds for the approved events will be managed by the Novo Nordisk Foundation Science Cluster office. It will cover speaker fees and speaker travel, event venue and catering. All expenses will have to be described and approved in the final application.
The grant is offered through a two-step application process. The first step is a simple online form that can be filled out by one of the applicants. Once the event has been selected, the initial application will be finalised with a budget, as well as organisational details, in collaboration with the Novo Nordisk Foundation Science Cluster office. This final application has to be approved by the Novo Nordisk Foundation and will be the basis for the final event.
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