Funding the research at DARK

Bikuben Foundation

Bikuben Foundation has funded the 'Yet it Moves!' exhibition in collaboration with Copenhagen Contemporary and the 'Act of Gravity' performances in collaboration with the Recoil Performance Group.

Carlsberg Foundation
Carlsberg Foundation

Carlsberg Foundation has funded numerous independent postdoc fellowships at DARK over the years and is currently funding 3 DARK fellows. At present, research on supermassive black holes is supported by a Carlsberg Infrastructure Grant.

European Research Council

The European Research Council ERC supports world-class research. The grants are awarded to excellent researchers at different career levels to help build a team around an original and groundbreaking research idea. The ERC has supported DARK scientists with starting and consolidator grants. At present, the astroparticle and multi messenger astrophysics research is supported by a consolidator grant.

European Space Agency
Heising-Simons Foundation
Heising-Simons Foundation

The goal of the Foundation’s astronomy and cosmology grantmaking is to enhance and accelerate new scientific discoveries that illuminate basic understanding of the universe and its celestial objects and processes.

Independent Research Fund Denmark

The Independent Research Fund Denmark is supporting research involving students and postdocs at DARK through Project 1 and Project 2 awards to senior scientists.  Currently, the research on supermassive black holes are supported by two such grants.

Marie Curie Foundation
European Commission (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions)

More than 13 DARK scientists have over the years been supported by Marie Curie. Most recently research on supermassive black holes and AGN has benefited, and in 2024-25 research on dynamics of Galactic streamers will be supported by an award.

Novo Nordisk Foundation
Novo Nordisk Foundation

DARK received a grant from Novo Nordisk to fund the art meets astrophysics project 'Interference.' NNF is also supporting 'Act of Gravity'.


Villum has supported many young researchers at DARK through various grants over the years and has most recently awarded a Villum Young Investigator grant to support research on the study of dark matter using Galaxy streamers that will start in 2024.