Thematic Research - Expert committees

As a part of the political settlement about the research funds for 2018, 2019, and 2020 it was decided to grant funding to thematic research in the Independent research Fund Denmark (DFF).

Thematic research - 2021

In 2021, the fund has set up two expert committees to assess the applications and decide on the implementation of thematic funding. The committees consist partly of members from the academic research councils, and partly of international experts within the respective research areas.

DFF | Thematic research - Green transition


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

Søren Rud Keiding (chair), Professor and director, Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, Aarhus University - Former member of DFF- Technology and Production Sciences

Jørgen Bruhn (co-chair), Professor, Department of Film and Literature, Linnaeus University - Current member of DFF-Humanities

Karen Lund Petersen, Senior researcher, Danish Institute for International Studies - Current member of DFF-Social Sciences

Peter Norman Sørensen, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen - Current member of DFF-Social Sciences

Ida Lykke Fabricius, Professor, head of section, Department of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Denmark - Former member of DFF-Natural Sciences

Henrik Balslev, Professor, Department of Biology - Ecoinformatics and Biodiversity, Aarhus University - Former member of DFF- Natural Sciences

Ole John Nielsen, Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen - Former member of DFF- Natural Sciences

Georgios Kontogeorgis, Professor, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark - Former member of DFF- Technology
and Production Sciences

Jan Kofod Schjørring, Professor, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen - Former member of DFF- Technology and Production Sciences

Jakob Stoustrup, Professor, Department of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University - Former member of DFF- Technology and Production Sciences

Dale Southerton, Professor, Cabot Institute for the Environment, University of Bristol 

Jamie Lorimer, Professor, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford University 

Stefanie Schütte, Dr., Research consultant, Ttopstart 

Joacim Rocklöv, Professor, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umeå University 

Alena Bartonova, Research Director, EU coordination and UAE, Norwegian Institute for Air Research 

Stergios Adamopoulos, Professor, Department of Forestry and Wood Technology, Linnæus University
Hugues Goosse, Professor, Earth and Life Institute, Universite catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain)

Audun Ruud, Deputy Research Director, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA) 

Johannes Rousk, Professor, Department of Biology, Lund University 

Mark Saeys, Professor, Laboratory for Chemical Technology, Ghent University 

Thematic research - 2020

In 2020, the fund has set up two expert committees to assess the applications and decide on the implementation of thematic funding. The committees consist partly of members from the academic research councils, and partly of international experts within the respective research areas.

DFF | Thematic research - Effects of early interventions

MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

Mads Meier Jæger, Professor (member of Social Sciences), Sociologisk Institut - Københavns Universitet (Chair of committee)

Marianne Simonsen, Professor (member of Social Sciences), Institut for Økonomi - Aarhus Universitet

Hugh James Robert Zachariae, Professor (member of Humanities), Psykologisk Institut - Aarhus Universitet

Merete Osler, Klinisk professor (former member of Medical sciences), Afdeling for Epidemiologi - Københavns Universitet

Dr Lisa Hurt, Senior Lecture, School of Medicine - Cardiff University

Edward Melhuish, Professor, Department of Education - University of Oxford

Therese Nilsson, Senior Lecture, Department of Economics - Lund University

DFF | Thematic Research – Green transition

MEMEBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

Søren Rud Keiding (Chair of the committee), professor (former chair of Technology and Production Sciences) - Aarhus Universitet, Science and Technology

Alena Bartonova, research director - Norsk institutt for luftforskning

Andrew Barry, professor - University College London, Department of Geography

Audun Ruud, senior researcher - Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA)

David Lundbek Egholm, professor (member of Natural Sciences) - Aarhus Universitet, Institut for Geoscience

Georgios Kontogeorgis, professor (former member of Technology and Production Sciences) - Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, Institut for Kemiteknik

Gerasimos Lyberatos, professor - National Technical University of Athens, Department of Synthesis and Development of Industrial Processes

Hans-Peter Nee, professor - KTH Royal Institute of Stockholm, Division of Electric Power and Energy Systems

Henrik Balslev, professor (former member Natural Sciences) - Aarhus Universitet, Institut for Biologi

Hugues Goosse, professor - Universite catholique de Louvain, Earth and Life Institute

Irini Angelidaki, professor (former member of Technology and Production Sciences) - Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, Institut for Vand og Miljøteknologi

Jørgen Bruhn, professor (member of Humanities) - Linnæus University, Department of Film and Literature

Karen Lund Petersen, professor (member of Social Sciences) - Københavns Universitet, Institut for Statskundskab

Katherine Willis, professor - University of Oxford, Department of Zoology

Ole John Nielsen (Vice chair), professor (former member of Natural Sciences) - Københavns Universitet, Kemisk Institut

Philipp Mayer, professor (former member of Technology and Production Sciences) - Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, Institut for Vand og Miljøteknologi

Reinhard Hennig, associate professor - University of Agder, Department of Nordic and Media Studies

Stefanie Schütte, dr. - APOLLON University for Applied Health Sciences

Stergios Adamopoulos, professor - Linnæus University, Department of Forestry and Wood Technology

Thematic research - 2019

In 2019, the fund has set up two expert committees to assess the applications and decide on the implementation of thematic funding. The committees consist partly of members from the academic research councils, and partly of international experts within the respective research areas.

DFF  | Digital technology 

MEMEBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

Peter Gorm Larsen, professor, Department of Engineering, Aarhus University and member of DFF |Technology and Production (chair of the committee)

Anne-Marie Søndergaard Christensen, associate professor, Department for the Study of Culture, University of Southern Denmark and member of DFF | Humanities

Dexter Kozen, professor, Computer Science Department, Cornell University

Gerd Kortuem, professor, Department Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology

Giuseppe F. Italiano, professor, Computer Science, LUISS University 

Lars Birkedal, professor, Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University and member of DFF | Natural Sciences

Lars Kai Hansen, professor, Department of Matemathics and Computer Science, Technical University of Denmark and former member of DFF |Technology and  Production 

Liu Weiru, professor, Artificial Intelligence, University of Bristol

Marta Kwiatkowski, professor, Oxford University

Michael Mitzenmacher, professor, Computer Sciences, Harvard University

Orna Kupferman, professor, School of Computer Science and Engineering, Hebrew University

DFF  | People and society

MEMEBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

Ole Hammerslev, professor, Department of Law, University of Southern Denmark and member of DFF | Social Sciences (chair of committee)

Anne Sigfrid Grønseth, professor, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences

Carina Mood, professor, Swedish institute for social research, Stockholm University

Elisabeth Staksrud, professor, Department of Media of Communication, Oslo University

Inger Johanne Sand, Head of department, Department of Public and International Law, The Faculty of Law, Oslo

Helge Hvid, dr.scient.soc., Department of People and Technology, Roskilde University and former member of  DFF | Social Sciences

Henning Finseraas, researcher, Institute for Social Research, Oslo

Kirsten Frandsen, professor, School of Communication and Culture, Media Studies, Aarhus University and member of DFF | Humanities

Merete Osler, professor, Department of Public Health, Rigshospitalet and former member of DFF| Medical Sciences

Palle Rasmussen, professor emeritus, Department of Learning and Philosophy, Aalborg University, former member of DFF |Humanities 

Thomas Bak, Head of department, Department of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University and member of DFF | Technology and Production   

Paola Valero, professor, Department of Mathematics and Science Education, Stockholm University 

Here you can read the thematic research call for proposals 2019