The HUMpraxis Programme aims to promote collaboration between research in the humanities and practice within its social projects, gerontology or environment programmes. 


The "human factor" is crucial in accounting for the root causes of, and providing potential solutions to, the major societal challenges. 

Focusing on research in the humanities VELUX FONDEN will seek to promote equal collaborations between researchers and partners within its social projects, gerontology or environment programmes, which are all important funding areas in the foundation's philantropic work. 

In connection with project description and implementation, professionals from practice will be able to contribute with insight into urgent and difficult issues, conditions of everyday life and the systemic and organisational possibilities and barriers within the areas of social projects, gerontology and environment. Researchers within the humanities will be able to contribute research-based development of a more profound and extensive insight into the challenges which the three programmes are facing and may be able to suggest new realisation and solutions to the benefit of society.

VELUX FONDEN wishes to strengthen this social value and make it visible by grants to interdisciplinary and closely integrated research and development projects. Especially the foundation's wide range of funding areas will enable financial support to collaborations and dissemination of knowledge between various sectors in society to the benefit of individuals and communities.

Read about the call here and apply here

The ideas behind the HUMpraxis Programme

Granted projects

HUMpraxis grants 2019

The VELUX FONDEN HUMpraxis is currently funding five projects looking into topics such as: the social motivations and barriers to eating a climate-friendly diet, identity amongst people suffering from dementia and the use of artificial-intelligence enabled devices by the blind.

New interaction to boost development in disadvantaged preschool children

Working groups


VILLUM FONDEN and VELUX FONDEN have set up a number of working groups mainly for the purpose of contributing to the allocation activities of the foundations taking place on a professional, sound and in other respects exemplary basis. The object of the working groups is to assist the board of trustees with strategic development as well as with the handling and recommendations to decide on applications and projects within selected areas, presently the individual allocation areas as well as the asset management.

Working group for Humanities and praxis
  • Carsten Hendriksen, former consultant MD, senior researcher, University of Copenhagen, external member
  • Marianne Zibrandtsen, MA., former principal at Aurehøj Gymnasieum, external member
  • Minik Rosing, Professor, National History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, Licenciate (PhD), MSc., Vice-Chair of VELUX FONDEN
  • Marie Louise Bech Nosch, MA. PhD, professor, Saxo-Insititute, University of Copenhagen, board member of VELUX FONDEN
Contact us

Please feel free to contact us. We always like to talk about a possible project.


Henrik Tronier
Senior Adviser, Head of programme, VELUX FONDEN
+ 45 29 41 79 07

Social projects

Vibeke Lybecker
Senior Adviser, Head of programme, VELUX FONDEN
+45 23 80 69 80


Mikkel Klougart
Senior Adviser, Head of programme, VELUX FONDEN
+ 45 23 28 36 74


Lise Bonnevie
Senior Adviser, Head of programme, VELUX FONDEN
+45 23 81 56 54