The HUMpraxis Programme aims to promote collaboration between research in the humanities and practice within its social projects and 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 and environment programmes, which are both important funding areas in the foundation's philantropic work. 

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 (including the aging population) 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 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. We have allocated up to DKK 30 million for grants annually.

HUMpraxis call 2022 (In Danish)

Deadline for submission of expressions of interest: 23 February 2022 at 13.00.

The ideas behind the HUMpraxis Programme

Granted projects

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 research in the humanities and culture
  • Marianne Zibrandtsen, former principal at Aurehøj Gymnasieum, external member
  • Marie Louise Bech Nosch, professor, Saxo-Insititute, University of Copenhagen, board member of VELUX FONDEN
  • Minik Rosing, Professor, National History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, Vice-Chair of VELUX FONDEN
  • Anne-Marie Mai, professor, The University of Southern Denmark, 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 and Responsible for The Research Policy, VELUX FONDEN
+ 45 29 41 79 07

Social projects