The aim of AUFF NOVA is to stimulate courageous and innovative research projects of high quality – projects which may have difficulties obtaining alternative funding. The project must be pioneering in its field and show clear potential for scientific breakthroughs. The hypothesis or problem behind the project may require development of new methods and it may challenge existing paradigms.

Project duration is 2 or 3 years with a total maximum of DKK 3 million per project.

Deadline for applications was Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 12.00 noon.

The budget is 15 million DKK for all grants. The deadline for milestone reports for ongoing NOVA projects is 2 October 2017. The milestone report form can be found here in Word and here in PDF.

Find Guide for Applicants for AUFF NOVA.

Find Budget Guidelines for AUFF NOVA here.

The application must be submitted via the electronic application system


For questions regarding AUFF NOVA, please contact:

Annemarie Etzerodt
Aarhus University, AU Research and External Relations
Tel: 9350 8819


Review committee

  • Professor Karl Anker Jørgensen, AU Science and Technology
  • Professor Klaus Mølmer, AU Science and Technology
  • Professor Helle Vandkilde, AU Arts
  • Professor Jens Otto Lunde Jørgensen, AU Health
  • Professor Jan Engberg, AU Business and Social Sciences
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