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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Thirteen human and social data collection projects will examine how the Covid-19 crisis affects our lives and society. The VELUX FONDEN Board of Directors has decided to provide a total of DKK 5.5 million for the projects.
VILLUM FONDEN has chosen the inaugural grantees for its Villum Synergy programme to support interdisciplinary data-driven science. Two full projects and six initiation projects will receive a total of DKK 52.5 million.
The UN International Oceanographic Commission and VELUX FONDEN are bringing together leading maritime foundations in Copenhagen 27-28 February. The aim is to foster alliance-building and discuss how to improve our maritime environment