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22.11.2021
Many more children and young people in Denmark will now have access to invent, design and construct in good facilities. The municipalities of Morsø, Skive, Holstebro, Næstved, Copenhagen and Fredensborg receive grants to create makerspaces.
18.11.2021
Six combined research and practice projects have received grants totalling DKK 33.3 million from VELUX FONDEN’s HUMpraxis programme.
11.11.2021
In Svendborg, Claus Juul Nielsen has been dedicated to turning old bricks into new building gold that provides new builds with both soul and sustainability.
12.10.2021
This year, six highly promising researchers are the grantees under VILLUM FONDEN’s talent programme Villum International Postdoc – aka VIPO. The programme is targeted at female researchers in the technical and natural sciences.
22.09.2021
12 projects receive DKK 45 million in grants from VILLUM FONDEN in Denmark’s largest programme for data-driven interdisciplinary research: Villum Synergy.
14.09.2021
Do sponges sleep? This is one of the research questions that 51 technical and scientific researchers are now given the means to try to find answers to.
17.08.2021
VELUX FONDEN supports initiatives that allow socially disadvantaged people to participate in constructive communities. Five projects will now receive a total of DKK 10.6 million to develop and test new methods for creating inclusive communities for selected target groups.
12.08.2021
A pilot project will award work grants to talented fiction writers in residence at humanities departments at universities: VELUX FONDEN launches the Writer-in-residence programme.
13.07.2021
With grants under VELUX FONDENS’s anniversary project ‘Senior citizens with impaired vision’, Danish People’s Aid, the Danish senior citizen organisation Professional Seniors and the Danish Committee for Health Education will generate new knowledge and networks to promote an active life for senior citizens when impaired vision changes their everyday life.
01.07.2021
This year, VELUX FONDEN’s core group programme is awarding grants totalling DKK 41 million to eight very different research projects at the University of Copenhagen, the University of Southern Denmark, Roskilde University and Aarhus University.
29.06.2021
Project managers’ must-read and megaproject master. The renowned scholar has many names. Soon Professor Bent Flyvbjerg will also have a Danish postcode again. A grant of DKK 30 million from VILLUM FONDEN has enabled the IT University of Copenhagen to recruit the leading international researcher.
18.06.2021
The think tank, called Tænketanken Hav, will serve as a focal point for work towards a clean, healthy sea and sustainable use of its resources.
11.06.2021
VILLUM FONDEN is making a new pool of grants available to promote climate education for children and young people. Schools, associations and other organisations can apply for grants to develop and test courses that can inspire other schools and teachers.
07.06.2021
Danish universities led by DTU and GreenLab Skive are further strengthening their collaboration to develop and demonstrate the energy systems of the future—with the help of a grant from VILLUM FONDEN.
26.05.2021
Three innovative museum projects receive a total of DKK 15 million from VELUX FONDEN. Visitors can look forward to participating in finding traces of the past in the signs of the present and creating the narrative of the future.
12.05.2021
Nominations for The Daylight Award 2022, the dual prize for research and architecture are now open. This is a unique opportunity for researchers and architects to acknowledge fellow professionals for their dedicated focus on daylight. Nominations will stay open until 30 September 2021.
12.05.2021
VELUX FONDEN’s board has elected a new board member and appointed a new chair at the AGM held on 11 May.
05.05.2021
A national academy in Denmark will strengthen the training of researchers and interdisciplinary collaboration within data science. The Novo Nordisk Foundation and VILLUM FONDEN are awarding a combined grant totalling DKK 184.3 million to the Danish Data Science Academy.
05.05.2021
DKK 320 million from VILLUM FONDEN and VELUX FONDEN will over five years intensify the foundations' focus on the climate agenda in Denmark. The initiative ‘70i30’ will create new knowledge, increase public engagement and strengthen the resourcefulness of children and young people
28.04.2021
A new initiative involving university colleges, universities and schools in Denmark will contribute to raising the standard of natural science education for children and young people. The Novo Nordisk Foundation and VILLUM FONDEN are donating DKK 200 million to the project.
28.04.2021
Ten experienced and renowned researchers were celebrated on 27 April. They each receive grants of up to DKK 40 million.
13.04.2021
Ten leading researchers have been awarded a total of DKK 313 million to realise their best ideas. Their projects include battery technology, string theory and tomorrow’s telecommunications.
07.04.2021
Pioneer centre will conduct world-class artificial intelligence research focusing on societal challenges, people and design.
25.03.2021
Eight projects will receive grants totalling DKK 24 million from VILLUM FONDEN to give children, young people and families access to fun and inspiring leisure activities that bring science and technology into their everyday lives.
23.03.2021
Spin-outs Denmark aims to encourage research environments in Denmark’s eight universities to start up more businesses. VILLUM FONDEN has donated DKK 75 million to this ambitious project.
16.03.2021
Children, youth and adults in socially disadvantaged positions are particularly hard hit by COVID-19 having restricted social communities. Eight projects will show new digital paths in social initiatives. From digital family workshops to e-sports for children and youth with physical disabilities.
29.01.2021
In addition to the familiar YIP grants, the Villum Young Investigator Programme has from 2021 been supplemented with YIP extension grants aka. YIP+. The grant is meant to secure a steady research career for the most talented YIP’s. See the first five grantees.
23.01.2021
Ingenuity, commitment, excellence - meet some of the many enthusiasts who, with funding from the foundations, help make a difference in the grant areas - environment, research, social initiatives, children and young people's digital education, culture and society, and active senior citizens.
22.01.2021
This year, VILLUM FONDEN is awarding a total of DKK 126 million to 19 particularly talented young researchers in the technical and natural sciences. Their research areas are very wide-ranging – from the formation of the universe’s first structures to sustainable production using microalgae.
21.01.2021
On the occasion of VILLUM FONDEN's 50th anniversary, we are presenting two annual awards in 2021 to the extraordinary researchers; Ib Chorkendorff from DTU and Jens Christian Svenning from Aarhus University.
14.01.2021
Join us on 4 February when VELUX FONDEN invites you to a digital launch of the ‘Senior citizens with vision impairment’ anniversary initiative, where VIVE will present a major new report that examines the lives and challenges of senior citizens with impaired vision.
11.01.2021
VILLUM FONDEN has awarded a grant of DKK 6 million to establish a shared physical makerspace at Svendborg Business College.
07.01.2021
How can we as a society and as humans learn to embrace algorithms and artificial intelligence?
06.01.2021
The Divérs Forening association has been awarded a grant of DKK 9.5 million from VILLUM FONDEN for the project Boss Ladies.
23.11.2020
Jammerbugt, Favrskov, Svendborg, Odense, Frederikssund and Lolland receive grants totalling DKK 31 million from VILLUM FONDEN to create makerspaces – learning laboratories for design, invention and technology.
18.11.2020
Five interdisciplinary research and practice projects will deliver new insights and solutions to current societal challenges – from the social exposure of refugees and exclusionary dark design in urban spaces to hearing loss.
13.11.2020
15 large and small projects are letting daylight and fresh air into shared urban gardens, schools and halls of residence for the benefit of children, young people, adults and the elderly.
29.10.2020
VILLUM FONDEN will become co-owner of CPH Village, which develops, builds and rents out small sustainable student apartments in central Copenhagen at a student-friendly rent.
21.10.2020
VILLUM FONDEN has granted a total of DKK 14 million to six researchers under the new Villum International Postdoc programme. The programme is targeted at outstanding female researchers in the technical and natural sciences. The grantees’ research projects range from sustainability in construction and the adaptation of fish species to rising water temperatures.
08.10.2020
VELUX FONDEN supports initiatives that allow socially disadvanted people to participate actively in social communities. The foundation is awarding five projects a total of DKK 11.5 million to develop and test new ways of motivating young immigrant women and people with mental health problems and physical illnesses to take part as volunteers. At the same time, it is starting an evaluation of the initiatives.
24.09.2020
The topography of love, the norms of anger, Buddhism and consumption. With grants from VELUX FONDEN’s core group programme, seven humanities research projects provide new perspectives on, among other things, our feelings, politics and religion.
21.09.2020
VELUX FONDEN is focusing on the development of methods to improve parental involvement among socially disadvantaged families. Three new grants are being issued to projects centred on play and learning among children in daycare centres, school-home collaboration and young people with self-harm tendencies.
10.09.2020
51 researchers are receiving grants to test their bold and strange research ideas in technical and natural sciences. The projects have been selected from among nearly 500 applications that have been through an anonymous selection process.
09.09.2020
VELUX FONDEN has granted DKK 2m to a research study aimed at creating knowledge about how voluntary social organisations best recruit and retain volunteers.
31.08.2020
The Daylight Award invites you to the premiere of a series of extraordinary documentaries about the 2020 laureates
12.08.2020
On 7 August, Executive Director Ane Hendriksen celebrated 25 years with VELUX FONDEN. Her work-related silver anniversary will be celebrated with several small-scale events with employees, business associates and family.
12.08.2020
VELUX FONDEN has commissioned VIVE to map the relationship between young people’s well-being and their digital behaviour. The researchers point out that young people who feel lonely are more likely to spend time in front of the screen than young people who are flourishing.
02.06.2020
VELUX FONDEN is awarding a total of DKK 14.3 million to three museum projects that rethink research and dissemination at the Danish museums.
27.05.2020
The use of medication by the elderly is associated with a wide range of risks. With funding from VELUX FONDEN, three research projects will focus on how serious errors in the use of medication for elderly patients can be minimised.
14.05.2020
On the UNESCO International Day of Light, The Daylight Award announces the 2020 Laureates: Juhai Leiviskä for his architecture, Russell Foster for his research, and exceptionally for this year The Daylight Award is given to Henry Plummer for his Lifetime Achievement

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