The Niels Bohr Foundation is a merger of the following five grants:

  • The Niels Bohr Grant
  • The Emil Herborg Grant for young, Danish scientists (of the natural sciences) lacking means. 
  • The Grant of MA Marcus Lorenzen
  • The Ole Rømer Foundation
  • The Julie Marie Vinter Hansen Travel Grant

The Foundation carries on the purposes of the five merged grants (see the instrument of foundation).

It is advisable to apply for all five grants in one application, as applying for a grant from The Niels Bohr Foundation automatically makes the applicant a candidate for all of the grants.

Please note that to apply for a grant, you must have a master’s degree, and that only applications with a departure date scheduled for no sooner than December 1st, 2024 will be considered. Grants will not be given to fund management, PhD wages, separation allowance, and conferences/symposiums.

Next deadline for applications is October 1st, 2024.

Application form

A link to the application form will be publised on this page August 1st, 2024.

Attached documents

The following must be included in the attached documents (6 pages max): project description including well-founded description of the object of the researcher's stay as well as a justification for choosing this specific place to do your research (2 pages max). Documentary proof of research location, including invitation from host university (if possible). Budget, including information about the financing of the stay, and CV.

Questions regarding the above should be addressed to Mette Schou on or on +45 31 27 10 56.

Board of trustees

Professor, PhD Marie Louise Bech Nosch, President of The Royal Academy (chair)

Professor, PhD Thomas Sinkjær, Secretary General of The Royal Academy

Professor, Doctor of Science Michael Møller Hansen, elected by The Class of Natural Sciences at The Royal Academy


Secretary: Mette Schou -

NB: The instrument of foundation and list of grant recipients for The Niels Bohr Foundation are only available in Danish.

To read the instrument of foundation, click here

To see earlier grant recipients, click here. 

The Royal Academy is collecting personal data for the processing of grant applications. Read how the Academy handles personal data in the Academy’s privacy policy. (In Danish)