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CONTENTS

MANAGEMENT´S REVIEW

LUNDBECKFONDEN ANNUAL REPORT 2016

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

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GRANTS AND PRIZES Total grants (DKKm)

493

The report, “Mapping of Danish Neuroscience Research from

internationalisation of Danish biomedical research, the Foun-

2004 – 2015”, was carried out by professor Jesper W. Schnei-

dation awarded 255 smaller travel grants to help researchers,

der og postdoc Jens Peter Andersen. The report is publicly

interested in sharing their results and extending their net-

available on our website.

works at international workshops and conferences. We also

NEW APPROACH TO STRATEGIC GRANTS

researchers to invite international colleagues to stay in Den-

In May, we organised and hosted a workshop for 50 of

mark for up to six months to initiate or consolidate collabora-

Denmark's top experts in the field of biomedicine and health –

tion on shared methods and projects.

awarded 10 visiting professorships, enabling leading Danish

leading researchers, clinicians, administrators, healthcare pol-

Number of grants

462 Support for brain health (DKKm)

256 Number of salaries funded

718

iticians, futurologists and public servants. During the work-

For the second time, the Foundation supported a number of

shop, they identified key challenges to society.

major biomedical projects of innovative, ground-breaking, and international standard, awarding grants of up to DKK 10m

Inspiration gained at the workshop paved the way for a series

to each. Ten researchers, or research groups, covering a variety

of theme-based calls for grant applications, in two overarching

of biomedical fields received a total of DKK 93m in funding.

categories: 1) increasing the understanding of disease mechanisms and improved prevention of disease, and 2) developing

HONORARY PRIZES

new and more precise diagnostics and treatments. In the com-

Honouring young scientists remains a strong priority for the

ing years, we will announce several focused calls for applica-

Foundation. Professor Alexander N. Zelikin, Aarhus Univer-

tions, referring to one of these two categories. The first theme-

sity, received the Research Prize for Young Scientists, and

based call for applications – Inflammation and the develop-

four promising young researchers received the Foundation’s

ment of central and peripheral nervous system disease – was

talent prizes this year.

announced in December 2016 SCIENCE TEACHING AND SCIENCE COMMUNICATION PROMOTING BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH CAREERS

Strengthening the quality of science teaching and communi-

In 2016, we appointed five new Lundbeckfonden Fellows.

cation is a key priority for us. Once again we took pride in sup-

Each received a personal grant of DKK 10m over a five-year

porting ‘The Best Teacher Award’ in collaboration with the

period, to enable them to establish and expand their own inde-

Danish newspaper Politiken. We also continued our support

pendent research groups at Danish research institutions.

for the ‘PhD Cup’ science communication competition in collaboration with another Danish newspaper, Information and

45 individual PhD scholarships and 35 postdoc stipends were

Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR). In addition, the sec-

granted for research projects conducted in Denmark. 14 post-

ond season of the TV-series ‘Great Danish Scientists’, funded

docs received a grant for a postdoc abroad. To strengthen the

by the Lundbeck Foundation, aired on DR’s cultural channel in November.

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