We wish to strengthen interdisciplinary research in Denmark with a new initiative focusing on the interdisciplinary field of data driven science.
Compelling evidence shows that interdisciplinary research is markedly more effective at leading to ground-breaking results than monodisciplinary research. Digitalisation, artificial intelligence and big data calls for new collaborations that combine expertise within computer science with other research areas.
Who can apply?
Projects should involve two PIs (Principal Investigators) that are both affiliated with a Danish research institution.
The time frame is up to two years for initiation project grants and three to five years for full project grants.
Approval of grant
The duration will be approx. six months from application to grant.
The application process
Proposals are evaluated on the sole criterion of scientific excellence. The proposals will be assessed by a scientific committee and granted by the board. The process will include peer review and interview for the full project proposals which pass the scientific committee’s first assessment.
Villum Synergy Call
Deadline for application is 10 October 2019 at 14.00
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Professor Thomas Bjørnholm is responsible for the foundation’s research programmes in technical and natural sciences.
Previously Thomas Bjørnholm was Prorector for Research and Innovation and Deputy Rector at the University of Copenhagen with overall responsibility for research and innovation across all disciplines at the university.
He is a professor of Materials Chemistry and the founding director of the Nano-Science Center at the University of Copenhagen.
Thomas Bjørnholm is a member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences and he has served on numerous boards and committees.
As a scientist, he has published more than 200 articles in scientific journals and books including contributions to the highly-recognized journals Nature and Science. He has given more than 150 invited talks at conferences and research institutes around the world and received research awards, including the Ole Rømer Foundation Award, the Ellen & Niels Bjerrum Award and gold medal, and the Director Ib Henriksen Award.