Lundbeckfonden wishes to maintain and stimulate interest in natural sciences, both in primary and secondary education and in the general public. We have two initiatives to fulfil this aim: ‘Teaching’ and ‘Communication’.
Lundbeckfonden wishes to help stimulate science teaching in primary and secondary schools through school and educational projects. We accept applications for two project types: ‘pilot projects’ up to DKK 500,000 and ‘major teaching projects’ up to DKK 5 million.
Your proposal must reflect your knowledge of, and relevant collaboration with, users of the project and relevant educational institutions, municipalities, school principals and teachers. Consequently, it is important to include statements of commitment and support from all involved. You must also clearly state how you plan to anchor/embed and evaluate the project and how knowledge and experience gained from the project will be shared with others.
Both types of project will be processed by Lundbeckfonden with the help of external experts and will be assessed based on academic significance and innovative contribution to learning and teaching in primary and secondary education.
Lundbeckfonden wishes to help make research-based knowledge and new research results widely available through engaging and inclusive communication activities.
There is no application deadline for communication projects. If you wish to apply for funding for a communication project, you must send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org describing your idea and including an estimated budget (in total no more than three pages in length). If appropriate, you may attach a brief video pitch (no longer than one minute in duration) describing your idea. Based on this, the Foundation will decide whether it is appropriate for you to submit an actual application. You can expect a response within a month.
In the event of funding for a communication project with commercial potential, such as a film, Lundbeckfonden reserves the right to add a non-profit clause to the notice of funding. This means that if a project generates a financial profit, the Foundation’s funding may be offset against the profit.