VELUX FONDEN offers a number of scholarships for young eye researchers. The scholarships are targeted at medical students who can use it during a research year at one of the Danish universities’ faculties of medicine or at the hospitals’ ophthalmological departments.
The main theme of the scholar project must be promising eye research and projects driven by a high relevance to eye research. Both basic research and clinical projects can be considered under this theme, and interdisciplinary projects can also apply for funding.
The scholar project may be a continuation of the student’s Master’s thesis.
Application deadline: 21 april 2022 at 13.00
VELUX FONDEN supports projects that are anchored in ophthalmological departments in Denmark and where collaboration is conducted with other Danish or international research teams. With support for large-scale projects, VELUX FONDEN wants to promote projects that support the individual department’s research strategy.
Applications can be submitted for a maximum grant of DKK 4m for independent projects or defined parts of large-scale research projects.
The applicant must be attached to an ophthalmological department.
VELUX FONDEN strives to ensure a funding practice based on diversity that prioritises epidemiological and clinical research as well as laboratory research. Basic scientific laboratory research should have a clear clinical objective (possibly long-term).
We are always available for an in-depth discussion of a potential project. So feel free to contact us before submitting an application.
Through the years, VELUX FONDEN has made grants to a broad range of ophthalmology projects, including basic lab research, epidemiological studies and clinical studies.