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The foundation's 2017 award budget

The board of the foundation has passed the 2017 award budget, and the foundation is now able to announce which grants targeted at research conducted at Aarhus University will apply in 2017.

 

AUFF Starting Grants for assistant and associate professors

AUFF Starting Grants for assistant and associate professors will continue – in 2017 with a single application deadline on 1 September. In addition to the application round in the fall, AUFF Starting Grants may be used for recruitment purposes, especially in connection with international recruitment to growth areas with a view to establishing independent, new research projects and research groups, which may require particularly attractive employment offers. The foundation receives ongoing applications for AUFF Starting Grants in connection with negotiations on new appointments upon recommendation by the dean. The September application round is aimed at growth areas at Aarhus University, and the 2017 call for AUFF Starting Grants is expected to be targeted at newly employed assistant and associate professors (employed by 1 September 2016 or later). Such applications will receive priority over deans and heads of department.

AUFF guest researcher grants

There will be two application deadlines in 2017: one in the spring and one in the fall. The objective is to support visits by internationally acclaimed researchers, who may help strengthen research and education at Aarhus University. Read more about AUFF guest researcher grants.

Publication support

There will be two application deadlines for publication support in 2017: one in February and one in September. The objective of the AUFF publication support pool is to ensure that important scientific work and other activities at the university can obtain the necessary support for qualified high-quality publication and dissemination and thereby strengthen the university’s communication of research results and other related activities both within the international research landscape and to the general public. Read more about AUFF publication support.

Support for the conduct of PhD seminars, research group meetings, workshops and summer camps at Sandbjerg Estate

The foundation receives applications on an ongoing basis. The objective is to provide financial support for PhD seminars, research group meetings, workshops and summer camps at Sandbjerg Estate, thus reducing the self-payment of the participants. Read more about support for the conduct of PhD seminars, research group meetings, workshops and supper camps at Sandbjerg Estate.

Research stay in Møllehuset

Researchers may on an ongoing basis apply for a stay in Møllehuset at Sandbjerg Estate. The foundation normally grants stays of one week to two months’ duration. Read more about research stays in Møllehuset.

Scholarships

In 2017 each main area will receive framework funding with a view to covering expenses for scholarships, including scholarships for PhD students under the 3-5 scheme, scholarships for PhD students under the 4-4 scheme and students on a research sabbatical, following the regulations of the given main area. The grants will be administered by the doctoral schools at the respective main areas.

Internationalisation of the PhD programmes

In 2017 each main area will receive framework funding with a view to internationalising the PhD programmes, including support for recruiting foreign research talents for PhD programmes at Aarhus University, support for visits by foreign PhD students to Aarhus University and support for stays abroad by PhD students enrolled at Aarhus University. The grants will be administered by the doctoral schools at the respective main areas.

Mobility grants

Each main area will receive framework funding with a view to enabling established researchers at Aarhus University to visit foreign top institutions. This will help to increase the number of career paths and give researchers an opportunity to develop and complete research projects based on their professional areas of interest at foreign research institutions. The AUFF mobility grant can be used to co-finance travelling expenses, accommodation and, in special cases, wages. The grants will be administered by the dean’s offices at the respective main areas.

The supplementary pool

Each main area will receive framework funding with a view to covering expenses for smaller, but important and somewhat unpredictable needs such as research networks, analysis, fieldwork, first testing of a new idea etc. The supplementary pool may also be used to improve the opportunities of researchers at Aarhus University for collaborating with companies, including SMEs. The grants will be administered by the dean’s offices at the respective main areas.

Micro grants

The foundation has allocated a small pool meant to function as a financial safety net for a small group of selected young researchers from countries which usually have limited purchasing power with a view to covering travelling expenses in connection with obtaining a visa and papers and the journey to Aarhus and rent paid in advance. The grant will be administered in collaboration with the International Centre at Aarhus University.

Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies

Finally, the Aarhus University Research Foundation continues to support the running of the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies. Read more about the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies.

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Revised 01.06.2017