Proposal Development

Research Support, Proposal Development at Aarhus University provides professional advice and administrative support for the preparation of applications to external research funds.  Services are free to all researchers associated with:

  • Aarhus University (AU)
  • Aarhus University Hospital (AUH)

The team endeavours to assist researchers with all applications to external research funds, but the main focus of work is on preparing proposals to prestigious and large national and international funders and on assisting younger researchers with attracting funding to start their research career.

The earlier you contact Research Support, Proposal Development in the application process, the better they are able to help.


  • Discussing funding strategy with individual researchers, research groups and heads of department
  • Tailoring your application to a given call
  • Improving structure and clarity of the application
  • Providing input to non-scientific application sections
  • Drafting the project budget and ensuring a match between project description and budget
  • Advising on how to use the funding database and identifying financial sources relevant to your project Ensuring that you comply with eligibility criteria and formalities of the funder
  • Providing general information about Danish, European and other international research programmes
  • Bibliometric analyses
  • Organising courses, workshops and information meetings

Information about the most common funders:

Funding database

The Research Support Office provides an easy to use on-line database for national and international research funding calls free of charge to researchers at AU/AUH. You can customise it to fit your personal research interests.

Research Professional