Requirements for energy research

The Vissing Foundation supports research in sustainable energy for everyone. It must be an initiative that has the potential to expand the use of energy efficient and renewable energy technologies. Sustainable energy is one of the 17 UN Global Goals which are part of the development agenda towards 2030.

A prerequisite for obtaining funding is that the grant can contribute to making a visible difference through locally based testing of new energy technologies and/or expand the knowledge of business-related advantages of such projects.

Salary subsidies are granted for permanent employees and for the implementation of tests and experiments, including minor expenses for equipment (no subsidies are granted for salaries and associated costs for PhD positions, basic research, travelling expenses, staff training expenses, congress expenses, study trips or publications).

It is a condition that the grant is managed by the financial department of the institution and according to the public rules on such management in force at any time. In case of an application for money for ”operations”, the operating expenses must be itemised.

The recipient of a grant for research work is obliged to, upon receipt of the grant no later than 10 months from receiving the first payment and again once then research work has been concluded, provide a short progress report with information on work progress compared to the content of the forwarded application. The progress report must not exceed 1 A4 page (3,000 characters) and it must specify the results achieved and a publication list, if relevant.

If the applicant is granted money, payment is subject to the applicant writing a brief summary of the project purpose, max. 200 words, to the Foundation before payment. The text must be understandable to laymen. The text may be published by the Vissing Foundation on its website and in other media to show projects supported by the Vissing Foundation. We also ask the applicant to state a contact which the Foundation may contact for further information.

If a project or an activity has already obtained funding in previous years, but for no more than one year, and further funding is needed, a reapplication may be presented. The evaluation of such a reapplication is mainly based on the progress report and the report must be as concrete as possible. If the project is behind schedule, such a delay must be explained by the applicant and a suggestion for solving this problem must be provided. The original project description, related to the first grant, must be attached (see guidelines for the application form).

If scientific work supported by the Vissing Foundation is published in a printed format, the Foundation must be informed about this through the contact form on the website. In addition, it must be stated within this public piece of work that the project was financially supported by the Foundation.