Strategic Partnership PhD Scholarships

Danish Diabetes and Endocrine Academy (DDEA) invites applications for three 2/3-financed Strategic Partnership PhD scholarships of 1,100,000 DKK each (covering salary and tuition fee) over a period of three years. Additionally, each PhD scholarship grant includes a travel grant of 100,000 DKK and the opportunity to co-organise a DDEA education and networking activity.

DDEA is pleased to announce this entirely new grant scheme, commencing in 2024. The new grants are designed to support and foster transnational strategic partnerships between partners from Denmark and abroad from various sectors and across different fields of research. The grants support both immediate and ongoing transnational collaborative academic research projects, thus establishing new partnerships or strengthening existing partnerships. The grant scheme seeks to harness the unique research capabilities of each partner, facilitate the exchange of knowledge and foster collaborations, particularly for early-career researchers.

Applications can be in any research field within diabetes, metabolism or endocrinology, and applicants can be from both a Danish research institution and from a research institution abroad.

The DDEA Strategic Partnership grants include PhD scholarships and Postdoctoral Fellowships (see separate postdoctoral fellowship call). Additionally, DDEA offers Visiting Researcher Grants (see separate call), which can support and enhance the strategic partnership. Candidates from the same research entity may apply for all three types of grants (subject to regulations regarding the principal supervisor/investigator (PI) detailed below), and the applications may cover the same overall project or different projects. Please note that all three types of grants must be applied for separately by the candidate who will carry out the project and that each application will be evaluated separately. If only one application receives funding, the project must be able to proceed independently of whether the other applications are funded. Please also see the specific criteria for application below.

Deadline for application is 11 September 2024 at 23:59 CET with expected date of reply 10 December 2024.


Please note the following:

  • You can apply for only one PhD scholarship per application round across the various DDEA PhD scholarship calls. We reserve the right to reject your application if you do not follow this rule.
  • PIs can host only one DDEA-funded PhD student or postdoctoral fellow at a time. Therefore, PhD applicants must verify this matter with the PI related to their project.
  • PIs may be involved in both an application for a PhD scholarship and a postdoctoral fellowship (across the various DDEA grant calls), but only one application can receive a grant.
  • PIs hosting a DDA-funded PhD student or postdoctoral fellow (with a grant from 2018-2022) are eligible to be involved in an application for a DDEA PhD scholarship or postdoctoral fellowship.

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