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22 October 2014

Coming to DARK with an external grant

The Dark Cosmology Centre (DARK) supports researchers' applications to international and Danish public and private funding agencies.

When you come to DARK with your own funding, you become a full member of the team with office space, access to IT and admin support, and you are expected to contribute to the scientific and social life of the Centre.  When possible, funding applications will include support for local (DARK) admin and IT support, in addition to whatever overhead percentage is offered by the fund.  The majority of the overhead goes directly to the Niels Bohr Institute (NBI), and the NBI provides support to all employees (i.e., building facilities, budget and accounting personnel, communications' personnel, and human resources).


Contact secretary, Julie Meier Hansen, if you are considering applying for external funding to come to DARK.  She can help facilitate contacts to support your application. 

If you come with funding from a private or public foundation outside of Denmark, we will need to check that the funding is sufficient to cover all salary and living expenses for Copenhagen, and including your travel, publishing and computing needs, etc. 

You should contact DARK:

  • At least 8 weeks in advance of the application deadline in the case of individual post doc stipends and smaller projects (i.e., under DKK 2M);
  • At least 3 months in advance of the application deadline in the case of larger projects.

DARK's Research and Hiring Committee will review your request to apply.

If approved, we can provide considerable support for the application process, for example including budget development, text about the host institution, review of application's science case, and contact with the funding agency if needed.  The Faculty of Science Research Funding Office at the University of Copenhagen also provides support for applications. 

The application budget is developed online using the University's application tool and must be approved by the Centre and the Niels Bohr Institute.