Aarhus University Research Foundation

Aarhus University

Research Foundation

The foundation’s objective is to support scientific research at Aarhus University. The foundation awards grants to concrete research projects and larger multi-year projects and initiatives that strengthen research at Aarhus University.

Aarhus University

Research Foundation

The foundation’s objective is to support scientific research at Aarhus University. The foundation awards grants to concrete research projects and larger multi-year projects and initiatives that strengthen research at Aarhus University.

Aarhus University

Research Foundation

The foundation’s objective is to support scientific research at Aarhus University. The foundation awards grants to concrete research projects and larger multi-year projects and initiatives that strengthen research at Aarhus University.

Aarhus University

Research Foundation

The foundation’s objective is to support scientific research at Aarhus University. The foundation awards grants to concrete research projects and larger multi-year projects and initiatives that strengthen research at Aarhus University.

A special year in the history of the foundation

2015 was a special year in the history of the foundation, as Auriga’s sale of Cheminova to FMC Corporation was completed in April. This doubled the foundation’s assets, making it possible to raise the grant level to DKK 182.6m.

Also in 2015 FEAS prepared to purchase the former Aarhus Kommunehospital.

Read more in the foundation’s Annual Report 2015

(in Danish - English summary on the last pages)

183 million seeds have been sown

A series of significant new initiatives made 2015 the year that the foundation raised its bar for research funding.

A total of DKK 133m were invested in new support programmes for the benefit of researchers at Aarhus University and their ideas.

Read more in the article “183 million seeds sown in the service of research”. (in Danish)

AUFF NOVA and Starting Grants 2015

DKK 15m awarded to AUFF NOVA in 2015, as the first-year grant of a three-year project with a budget of DKK 45m. DKK 27.8m awarded to AUFF Starting Grants for assistant professors. DKK 79.7m awarded to AUFF Starting Grants for associate professors. This is a brief summary of grants awarded by the fund within these new pools in 2015. Read more about the grant recipients below.

New discoveries in AU IDEAS project

Researchers at the AU IDEAS centre, CODER, which received start-up funding from the foundation, have made new scientific breakthroughs. Ordinary people of all ages help solve quantum physics problems by playing computer games. The results will be published in the prestigious journal Nature. 

In 2015 the foundation introduced a new support programme, AUFF NOVA, which replaced AU IDEAS.

2015 grants

In 2015 the Foundation awarded 182.6 million DKK to research at Aarhus University.

Read about the foundation's 2015 grants in a detailed outline of the specific focus areas (in Danish).  

Research stays in Møllehuset

AUFF accepts applications for research stays in Møllehuset at Sandbjerg Estate on an ongoing basis. Please use the application form.

Applications for research stays in Møllehuset must be sent to the Aarhus University Research Foundation.

Read more.

Deadline for applications

The Aarhus University Research Foundation only accepts applications following calls. However, the foundation accepts applications for PhD courses and stays in Møllehuset on an ongoing basis.


Read more about grants and deadlines for applications.

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Revised 2016.05.28

Aarhus University Research Foundation
Finlandsgade 14
DK-8200 Aarhus N
Denmark

Email: auff@auff.dk
Tel: +45 7023 7988
Fax: +45 8618 4414

CVR no: 10466105
P no: 1000080638
EAN no: 5790001969189

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