Independent Research Fund
Independent Research Fund Denmark’s (DFF) main task is to provide financial support to concrete and fixed-term research activities based on the researchers’ own ideas. The fund considers it its primary task to support the growth layer and the continued development within independent, researcherinitiated research. DFF puts decisive weight on the professional research quality being ensured in the projects it supports
DFF | Humanities offers funding for researchers who work within the following disciplines: art history, architecture and design, media studies, film studies, musicology, IT and technology studies in the Humanities, comparative literature, dramaturgy, philology, linguistics, communication research, anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, history, philosophy, history of ideas and science, theology, comparative religion, educational theory, pedagogy, psychology and other related research disciplines within the humanities, such as library research, museology, as well as humanistic
research within sports science, public health, urban and physical planning. DFF | Natural Sciences offers funding to researchers who investigate fundamental scientific issues within the natural sciences, computer science and mathematics, with an epistemological but not necessarily an applied scientific objective. The council covers research within the classical disciplines: astronomy, physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, molecular biology, biochemistry/ biophysics, biology, geology as well as the natural science aspects of geography.
DFF | Social Sciences offers funding to researchers who work within the social sciences. DFF | Social Sciences covers the following main disciplines: economics, sociology, political science and legal theory, as well as the societal aspects of various interdisciplinary subjects (e.g., communication studies, development studies, gender studies and cultural geography).
DFF | Medical Sciences offers funding to researchers who work with all aspects of basic, translational, clinical and socio-medical research in relation to human health and disease.
DFF | Technology and Production Sciences funds researchers carrying out basic research within technology and production sciences which is: a) motivated by a specific problem or by a clear application-oriented perspective, and b) aimed at solving a specific problem, developing new technologies and production systems or new ways of meeting the needs of society. Projects must contribute significantly to ground-breaking research, but epistemological research without any application-oriented perspectives is outside the scope of the council.