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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.