News

21.10.2020
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.
08.10.2020
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.
24.09.2020
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.
21.09.2020
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.
10.09.2020
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.
09.09.2020
VELUX FONDEN has granted DKK 2m to a research study aimed at creating knowledge about how voluntary social organisations best recruit and retain volunteers.
31.08.2020
The Daylight Award invites you to the premiere of a series of extraordinary documentaries about the 2020 laureates
12.08.2020
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.
12.08.2020
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.
02.06.2020
VELUX FONDEN is awarding a total of DKK 14.3 million to three museum projects that rethink research and dissemination at the Danish museums.
27.05.2020
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.
14.05.2020
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
12.05.2020
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.
06.05.2020
Lykke Ogstrup Lunde joins the board of VELUX FONDEN.
03.04.2020
Please contact us if you have questions regarding how Covid-19 may have direct or inbdirect effects on your project
24.03.2020
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.
27.02.2020
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
19.02.2020
Eight stand-out researchers have secured grants from the new VILLUM FONDEN Villum International Postdoc programme for women in science and technology.
04.02.2020
A new vibrant area - modern and showered in natural light.
27.01.2020
With 15 grants, this year's new team of young talents will be able to form their own research groups.
27.01.2020
In 2019, VILLUM FONDEN and VELUX FONDEN made a total of DKK 1.3 billion in grants to talented and inspiring people in Denmark and abroad.
22.01.2020
This year's recipient of the Annual Award, professor Rasmus Nielsen, tells the big story of mankind’s evolution by studying the smallest genetic differences. The internationally acclaimed Danish scientist reveals humanity's past and evolution through patterns in genomes. On 23 January 2020, he receives the Villum Kann Rasmussen Annual Award of DKK 5 million.
12.12.2019
With an ambitious initiative worth DKK 100 million over ten years, VILLUM FONDEN and VELUX FONDEN aim to make the democratic development of the future data-driven Denmark stronger.
14.11.2019
With his penchant for construction and wood, strong developmental drive and unique professionalism, Lauritz Rasmussen has worked for 30 years making prefabricated wooden elements into central building components in modern construction. In November, he received the Building Component Award 2019 for his dedicated and tenacious work.
08.10.2019
Frede Blaabjerg is awarded an international energy award. Karl Anker Jørgensen is selected for a HC Ørsted Gold Medal. And Morten Mattrup Smedskjær receives the Grundfos Prize. All three are VILLUM FONDEN grantees.
26.09.2019
Seven research projects from three Danish universities have received a total of DKK 41 mio. from the VELUX FONDEN core-group programme for research in the humanities. Early-career academics are well represented, the foundation notes
19.09.2019
VILLUM FONDEN provides funding through a new initiative for Danish universities seeking to recruit leading foreign academics.
10.09.2019
Batteries from rust, bubbles in ice. VILLUM FONDEN awards DKK 98.5 million in grants to 52 bold research projects within the technical and natural sciences.
14.08.2019
The Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, has acquired one of the world's largest private collections of Baltic amber. VILLUM FONDEN, Augustinus Fonden and Knud Højgaards Fond have funded the acquisition.
25.06.2019
A new VILLUM FONDEN programme aims to support the advancement of talented postdoc women in international research careers.
21.06.2019
More research and knowledge are needed if society is to prevent the elderly population from being overprescribed, and even misprescribed, medicines.
20.06.2019
VILLUM FONDEN introduces grants for interdisciplinary data-driven research.
21.05.2019
A diverse group of researchers - from doctors and pharmacists to ethnologists – were invited to share knowledge at a workshop on a sunny afternoon in May.
03.05.2019
VILLUM FONDEN, Danish National Research Foundation, Carlsberg Foundation, Lundbeck Foundation and Novo Nordisk Foundation grant a total of 1 billion DKK for basic research aimed at solving major societal challenges .
03.05.2019
11 new Villum Investigators were celebrated 2 May 2019. They each received as much as DKK 40m for their research over the next 6 years.
24.04.2019
VELUX FONDEN has funded a research and dissemination project, which is a partnership between Museum of Copenhagen, Odense Museums, the Nya Lödöse project and Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (Urbnet) at Aarhus University.
02.04.2019
11 recognised scientists have been chosen to become the next Villum Investigators. All of them have strong international experience, five of them come from abroad. Together, they will receive DKK 410 million from VILLUM FONDEN.
27.03.2019
Biologist Henrik Lauridsen has conducted research in the pale fish: the icefish, which inhabit the icy waters of Antarctica's Southern Ocean. Read more about his research project.
20.03.2019
Jørgen Tang-Jensen has been elected new member of VILLUM FONDEN’s board of directors.
20.03.2019
From 14 March to 22 July 2019, the Musée Jacquemart-André in Paris focuses on the Danish painter Vilhelm Hammershøi with a special exhibition. The exhibition is funded by VILLUM FONDEN.
19.02.2019
Villum Experiment is VILLUM FONDENs programme for researchers who wish to challenge the norm. A research project will assess whether the programme meets the aim of funding bold and groundbreaking research.
05.02.2019
Royal inauguration of the new Danish hospital for patients with rheumatoid arthritis in Sønderborg: Dansk Gigthospital. VILLUM FONDEN has funded the establishment of the new hospital with DKK 50 million.
23.01.2019
This year’s crop of highly talented early career academics selected to be Villum Young Investigators will receive a total of DKK 205 million from VILLUM FONDEN.
22.01.2019
Professor Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi is a pioneering figure in the field of nanooptics - and now he is the recipient of the Villum Kann Rasmussen Annual Award.
21.01.2019
THE VELUX FOUNDATIONS' commitment to investing for impact is a case study for use in Harvard Business School.
20.01.2019
In 2018, VILLUM FONDEN and VELUX FONDEN made a total of DKK 888 million in philanthropic grants. Read more about the projects the money went to in our latest yearbook.
07.12.2018
A grant of DKK 20 million from VELUX FONDEN for a new research centre for marine plastic pollution brings skilled researchers across universities and disciplines together.
03.12.2018
Sugar dating, Parkinson's patients dancing, role models for young people with autism and holistic approaches to prevent social marginalisation. Four projects have received grants from VELUX FONDEN's HUMpraxis programme.
08.11.2018
25 years of progress in ophthalmology.
31.10.2018
VILLUM FONDEN held a workshop for academics in October. The target group was the researchers who had received a VILLUM Experiment grant in 2017 or 2018.

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