The Aarhus University Research Foundation only accepts applications following calls or recommendation by Aarhus University. Applications must therefore be sent through the efond system that Aarhus University uses: ); subsequently, the university will recommend projects to the foundation. Find more information on the criteria that applicants must meet.


Grant strategy

The Aarhus University Research Foundation has through the years supported scientific research at Aarhus University. The board of the foundation has laid down a forward-looking award strategy; the principal line comprises two larger pools, a strategic pool and an application pool, and a smaller pool supporting other purposes. The strategic pool shall contribute with support that allows for an extra dimension in major focus areas at Aarhus University in the coming years. The application pool shall support the foundation programmes that usually run for a number of years and where applications are invited following calls.

Under previously supported projects you can learn more about which projects have received funding from the foundation. An updated list for 2019 grants is in preparation and will be published Autumn 2020. Grants must be used in accordance with the general guidelines, and grants are awarded within the following pools.

Current support programmes:

AUFF Starting Grants.


AUFF Flagships: Call for applications in the end of 2020 with expected grant in 2021.

International mobility. 

Publication support. 

PhD courses, research group meetings, workshops and summer camps at Sandbjerg

Research stay in Møllehuset

Research stay in Husumgade.