DFF–Research Project grants 2 (Social Sciences)

In order to strengthen the quality of Danish research and develop the level of collaboration, DFF offers funding for research projects to be carried out by several researchers (including postdocs and PhD students) and within a framework of DKK 1,800,000 – 4,100,000, excl. overhead. A DFF–Research Project 2 is characterised by a coordinated and mutually binding collaboration that takes its point of departure in a well-defined, joint problem statement.

However, it may also be a project formulated by a single researcher, but which is to be carried out in a research team, when it can be argued that the project is particularly ambitious and resource demanding, and that the research objective cannot be obtained through a DFF–Research Project 1. The research activities must have the potential to achieve a synergy between sub-projects, involve an international level of collaboration (if relevant) and be of a high international standard.

Applicant requirements

The applicant must have completed a postdoc or assistant professorship programme (or similar), or for physicians, an equivalent postgraduate research programme. The applicant’s previous results will be assessed in relation to his/her career, and in relation to the scientific challenges of the project applied for. If the applicant isn’t associate professor or has been awarded a positive associate lecturer assessment and the project involves the education of researchers, it must be stated in the application how the relevant supervision will be provided, and how the scientific connection with the project will be ensured

Duration and Funding

The Council awards DFF–Research Project 2 grants for a duration of up to 4 years, and with a budget between DKK 1,800,000 - 4,100,000, excl. overhead. Funding towards the education of PhD candidates is granted under the provision that the PhD candidates in question are enrolled in a PhD programme.

 Your project must start between 1 June, 2017 and 1 January, 2018.

Application date
29 Sep 2016
Up to 4 years
Europe Denmark
Social sciences Business and Administrative Sciences Communication Sciences Demography Economics Environmental Sciences Gender Studies Geography International Relations Law Pedagogic & Education Research Political science Psychology & Cognitive Sciences Social Anthropology Sociology
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 99 years
Award granted
DKK 1.800.000-4.100.000