Application conditions

The objective of the Vissing Foundation is to support near-patient cancer and diabetes research. The grant is to make a significant difference to the realisation of the research project for which funding is applied. This difference must be specified in the application.


The Foundation provides funding to near-patient research in disease prevention (prophylaxis), diagnostics and treatment in Denmark. Near-patient research is research that may have an immediate impact on patient treatment such as instrument development and evaluation, diagnostic methods, treatment principles, processing and analysis of compiled data. A condition for the allocation of funding is that the grant will make a significant difference to the project for which funding is applied.


In exceptional cases, a scholarship of DKK 10,000 per month may be granted to medical students at Danish universities contemplating to start research years in the current year. Only 12-month scholarships are available. The grant is provided on the condition that the student is enrolled as a research year student at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (SUND) and does not undertake any other work during the scholarship period without the prior approval of the Board of Directors of the Foundation.


Funding is not provided for PhD programmes, basic research, travel, course and convention expenses, study abroad periods, publications or overheads/administrative expenses. The grant is provided on the condition that it is administered by the institution’s finance office and subject to applicable public rules for such administration in force from time to time. Costs for administering the grant will be covered by the institution at which the research is conducted. If an application is for funding of ‘operations’, operating costs must be specified. The total grant amount varies from year to year. Applications for funding exceeding DKK 300,000 are preferred, but smaller amounts may be granted.


Application deadlines: 1 March and 1 September.