Saturday, 10 January 2015 00:55

Large interdisciplinary research grant awarded from the Novo Nordisk Foundation

One of the first four Novo Nordisk Foundation Interdisciplinary Synergy Grants was in January 2015 awarded to Professor Hartwig R. Siebner from the DRCMR, and external collaborators at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).

For a 3 year period, 15 million DKK are awarded annually for the project entitled Biophysically adjusted state-informed cortex stimulation (BASICS): Shaping the functional architecture of neural networks to improve human brain function.


About the Novo Nordisk Foundation Interdisciplinary Synergy Programme:
Many health challenges and questions require solutions that cannot be found through a single traditional scientific discipline. The Programme therefore aims to provide support for innovative, high-risk interdisciplinary research with a biomedical and/or biotechnological objective.

The Foundation wants the Programme to promote an innovative research culture in Denmark by creating vital scientific synergy that is inherently high risk and high gain. Interdisciplinary research involves research groups spanning different disciplines collaborating closely to answer a common research question. The ambition is that collaboration will generate greater scientific dividends than those individual groups would produce.

Up to DKK 60 million is being awarded annually for up to four projects, which will receive DKK 15 million per year for 3 years.

More information about the foundation and the granted awards is at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Homepage.