Novo Nordisk Foundation PhD Scholarships in Nursing Research, Denmark 2019

Application Deadline: September 25, 2018

The Novo Nordisk Foundation hereby invites for applications for PhD scholarships within nursing research. The scholarships aim at 3-year research programmes for especially promising and ambitious nurses with research proposals of high quality.


Degree Level: PhD

Field: Nursing

Host Country: Denmark

Duration: 3 years

Number of Scholarships: Up to 3

Value :  The Novo Nordisk Foundation awards up to three grants of each DKK 1,8 mio., for the support of PhD scholarships in nursing.

Eligible Countries: International students


The applicant must be a nurse and meet the requirements for attaining the PhD degree following the rules and regulations of the Ministry of Higher Education and Science (Uddannelses- og Forskningsministeriet), of September 1, 2013.

The research project must be carried out at a university, hospital or other non-profit research institution in Denmark. It is a requirement that the applicant is enrolled as PhD student at a Danish university within a year from receiving the Novo Nordisk Foundation PhD Scholarship Grant Letter. The applicant cannot be enrolled earlier than January 1 in the current year they apply for a PhD Scholarship.

At the evaluation, particular attention will be given to: 

  • The applicant’s qualifications. 
  • The research environment of the project. 
  • The supervision of the applicant. 
  • The quality, originality, methods and feasibility of the project.The PhD supervisor(s) and the hosting research institution must be stated in the application, and the supervisor(s) must agree to participate in the project. A letter of commitment from the host institution must be submitted with the application.

English Language Requirements: The application should be completed in English



The application should be completed in English and submitted via the online application below. It is important that the applicant carefully reads the “Information and Guidelines for Applicants” before initiating the application process, as this document contains the complete call as well as detailed instructions for the application process.



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