Interview and cases

Get inspiration for your work with external funding from researchers and others with experience in funding

2018.10.01 | Forskningsstøtte

Public impact is the path to private donations

Professor Jacob Sherson has received a donation from an American private trust: to begin with USD 500,000 to fund the application of his research method to teaching materials. Public impact is absolutely central for private donors, who are also willing to take risks and support research which challenges the accepted paradigms.

2018.10.01 | Forskningsstøtte

Get strategic and take your grant applications to the next level

Over the years, Professor Charlotte Ulrikka Rask has written a lot of grant applications, and she’s been awarded funding a number of times. But an advisory process with the Research Support Office in connection with a major application has helped her rethink her approach to grant applications, including how to communicate her research idea clearly and convincingly. What’s more, her research unit n

2018.07.03 | Forskningsstøtte

ERC Starting Grant Enabled Me to Build My Research Group

Professor Liv Hornekær had a well-defined research idea and a strong desire to build her own research group within experimental physics. Therefore, she applied for an ERC Starting Grant while she was an associate professor. And she got it. “It takes an excellent idea and a lot of work to prepare a proposal. But then again, you also get the opportunity to develop your research, so whether you recei

2018.07.03 | Forskningsstøtte

Central Denmark EU Office - Our Bridge Builder in Brussels

AU constantly works to assert our influence in the EU. For one thing, we have a regional EU office in Brussels where Lina Christensen and her colleague Rikke Edsjö establish contacts, monitor political agendas, track down early warnings and intelligence for AU, arrange meetings and take part in networks that are relevant to AU. In this way, the office works as a bridge builder between the EU and

2018.04.10 | Forskningsstøtte

Internal Review Panel Improves Proposal Writing Process - and Knowledge Sharing

A new internal review panel at the Danish School of Education (DPU) paves the way for better proposals and more knowledge sharing among the researchers at the department. Our initial experience is very positive, and in the long term, the review process may also have a positive impact on the organizational culture," says professor Venka Simovska, head of the review panel.

2018.01.16 | Forskningsstøtte

Every detail counts in Horizon 2020 proposals

Competition is fierce, if you are to succeed with your Horizon 2020 proposal. The standard is high, and tiny flaws may mean that your proposal is eliminated. So says associate professor Marianne Zandersen who has been an evaluator in the second phase of eight Horizon 2020 proposals

2017.11.22 | Forskningsstøtte

Interview with professor Hans Erik Bøtker: COST-networks move your research field

Professor Hans Erik Bøtker and three of his international colleagues wanted a stronger European network within their field of research - Cardiology. Therefore, they applied for a COST network, and today they have a network in which 20 countries are represented. He sees the COST network as an excellent funding possibility for researchers, and he believes that they have managed to organise an excell

2017.11.22 | Forskningsstøtte

Interview with deputy director John Westensee: Focus on Impact is Important - Get Inspiration Here

What will be the 'impact' of your research? Your proposal should answer that question both precisely and with sufficient details, says deputy director of AU Research and External Relations, John Westensee. John Westensee has recently attended a conference in New Zealand where impact was the dominant theme.

2017.11.22 | Forskningsstøtte

Interview with professor Søren Riis Paludan: An EU grant of DKK 4 million euro strengthens my field of research internationally

Professor Søren Riis Paludan is the coordinator of the Horizon 2020 project “Training network providing cutting-EDGE knowlEDGE on Herpes Virology and Immunology" (EDGE). EDGE is an Innovation Training Network (ITN) in the Marie Curie programme in the Excellent Science section. The project has received almost € 4 million to train the next generation of researchers to find solutions to the preventio

2017.11.22 | Forskningsstøtte

Interview with senior researcher Hans Sanderson: Start writing your proposal well in advance - it increases your chances of an EU grant

Hans Sanderson, senior researcher at the Department of Environmental Science, has been the coordinator of an FP7 cooperation project "BASE", which was finalized in 2016. He passes on advice that will benefit any applicant for Horizon 2020 funds.

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