Forms for application

Independent Research Fund Denmark - Project description

Your application must always include a project description.

The length of the project description must not exceed the number of pages and characters (incl. spaces, figure texts, formulas, etc) indicated for the specific instrument, excl. the brief list of references – whether it includes figures/tables or not.

You must use the font Times New Roman, font size 12, at least 2 cm margin on the left, right, top and bottom, and line spacing of 1.5

The DFF project description template meets these requirements. It is recommended that you use the DFF project description template, which can be found below:

Download DFF - Project description template (word)

Download DFF - Project description template (LaTex)

Tables and figure texts must be readable by using at least font size 10 and line spacing 1.0. No links to external materials may be included.

List of references/bibliography must be uploaded as a separate appendix and only include bibliographic references and no further information in the form of endnotes.

Please note that summary of the project should only be included in the application form (under the section “Title and scientific content”). The summary should therefore not be included in the project description.

In the “Confirmation” section of the application form, you must confirm that your project description complies with the project description requirements, including the maximum number of allowed pages and characters, before you can submit your application.

An automatic validation of the length of the submitted project description will be made. If the project description exceeds the specified limitations on the number of pages or characters for the funding instrument applied for, it will be singled out for a manual check. Applications with project descriptions exceeding the specified limitations on the number of pages or characters will receive an administrative rejection (see the section of the call on the requirements for your application to be given active consideration).

All appendices must be in PDF format. Each appendix must not exceed 20 MB in size and must not be security-protected. Please note that the number of pages and characters is counted based on the uploaded PDF file, not the Word document from which the PDF file is created. Note that the creation of the PDF file might add additional characters to the number of characters counted in the Word file, and that you are responsible for making sure that the PDF file adheres to the rules for the appendix as listed in the call for proposals. If the appendix exceeds the allowed number of pages or characters as listed in the call, the system will notify you about this, giving you the opportunity to adjust the document before submission. If there is a notable difference between the registered number of characters in your own document versus e-grant’s validation of the appendix, we kindly ask you to contact the office of DFF before submission.

Independent Research Fund Denmark - Budget Confirmation

Independent Research Fund Denmark's template for budget confirmation signatures to be used for all applications to the fund:

Scientific fields codes for e-application

In the E-grant form you are asked to insert a maximum of 5 scientific codes that are scientifically relevant to the proposed project.

You must choose codes from ”Level 2” or ”Level 3” based on:

DFF/IRFD - de minimis declaration

Funding awarded by the research councils/fund to private enterprises must be granted in accordance with the current EU rules for state support (for further information, see for instance Statsstøttehåndbogen, published by the Danish Ministry of Business and Growth: Statsstøttehåndbogen). Funding by the councils is normally granted to private enterprises as so-called de minimis aid, cf. the Commission Regulation (EU) No. 1407/2013 of 18 December 2013 on the application of Articles 107 and 108 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to de minimis aid, as published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 24 December, 2013.

The maximum amount that an enterprise may be awarded in de minimis aid over a 3-year period is €200,000 in total. If the applicant is a private enterprise, or if part of the support applied for is to be passed on to a co-applicant in the form of an enterprise, a de minimis aid declaration must be completed, signed and enclosed as an appendix to the application.

DFF - Documentation of employment

This form must be filled out, signed, and stamped by the institution, where the applicant is employed during the completion of the project described in the application to the Inge Lehmann programme 2022. The form must be attached as an appendix to the application in PDF format.