BackgroundThe Lundbeck Foundation was established in 1954 by Grete Lundbeck, the widow of the founder of H Lundbeck A/S. The commercial activities are carried out through the wholly owned subsidiary LFI a/s, which holds a major interest in the share capital of H Lundbeck A/S and Alk-Abelló A/S. Both companies respectively are listed on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange.
MissionThe Lundbeck Foundation is a Danish-based commercial foundation that is striving to significantly improve the population's health and wellbeing by: • Supporting independent Danish research primarily within biomedicine and the natural sciences, at the highest level, and promoting its internationalisation • Creating shareholder value in the Lundbeck Group and other internationally renowned companies and helping them become world leaders in their respective fields
Programme areasTHIS WAS PROBABLY LAST UPDATE IN 2010 _ EF 7/10/206
The foundation is active in the following areas:
• Scientific projects
• Grants of Excellence
• Junior Group Leader Fellowships
• Visiting Professorships
• Centres of Excellence
• Education and communication activities
Supports concrete research projects in biomedical sciences and closely related areas of natural sciences, in addition to non-biological projects in chemistry and physics.
Grants of Excellence
In the Spring of 2010 the Lundbeck Foundation invited applications for two Grants of Excellence within the area of neuroscience, including clinical neuroscience and psychiatry. The grants were awarded for five years, and each grant amounts to € 3 million.
Junior Group Leader Fellowships SEEMS THAT THE SCHEME STOPPED IN 2014 ( fellowships 2010-2014)
Offers five fellowships for particularly promising young researchers in their thirties who are qualified to establish or develop their own research groups within the health- or natural sciences.
Provides funding to attract foreign guest researchers at the professor level to Denmark for 2-6 months.
Supports the following types of stipends when applied for through the foundation's Electronic Application System:
• Ph.D. scholarships
• Travel Stipends
Centres of Excellence
For a number of years, the Lundbeck Foundation established Centres of Excellence focusing on subjects within biomedical or natural sciences determined by the Board of Trustees. The foundation established research centers in Neuroscience in 2005, Quantum Systems Research in 2006, Translational Science in Clinical Medicine in 2007, Interventional Research in Clinical Medicine in 2008 and Nanomedicine in 2009.
Education and communication activities
The Lundbeck Foundation has a special focus on supporting projects that promote young people's interest in the natural sciences in Denmark.
Since 1987 The Lundbeck Foundation has also awarded research prizes to honour and encourage outstanding researchers in biomedicine and natural sciences and thus draw attention to the significance of research for society.