RESEARCH ACTIVITIES AND OTHER PROJECTS

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Universities, research institutes, well-established organisations or individuals are eligible for donations. Activities that receive donations must be anchored in a solid professional environment.

PREPARATION OF APPLICATIONS

Deadline for submission of detailed application is 1 April and 1 October at 12:00 (CET). Forwarding of documents is not accepted.

Applications must be sent to COWIfonden by email, cowifonden@cowifonden.com, as three separate Adobe (PDF) documents:

The detailed application must state the following information:

  • Name of the applicant(s) and background
  • CVs of the key persons involved (separate document)
  • The purpose and nature of the activity that the application concerns
  • Expected results and relevance for society at large
  • The news value and stakeholders of the activity
  • Communication of the achieved results
  • The amount applied for, specified budget (hours and amount applied for per activity) and time schedule
  • Concurrent application to other donors where relevant
  • Signed statement of support from department director/responsible manager and cooperation partners. The statement of support must include information regarding own-financing.

Applicants are usually notified of COWIfonden’s decision in, respectively, mid-June and mid-December.

ECONOMY

The amount applied for must match the project objective.

ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK

Representative donations and sizes of donations are available on the website and in the annual report of COWIfonden.

You may apply for funds to cover:

  • Fee corresponding to salary expenses/basic salary rate plus an overhead of DKK 175/hour for all project partners
  • Other project-related costs (e.g., equipment, air tickets) corresponding to direct expenses plus a 20 per cent overhead.

Co-financing by all parties involved is a precondition for funding. Co-financing should typically cover project salary costs. If self-financing should cover anything else than salary costs, this must be agreed in advance with COWIfonden.

RESULTS

Project results are required to be published/made available to the public. For instance, that may include dissemination through publication in international magazines, participation in international conferences, release of open source software and the like.

Want to know more?

COWIfonden
Parallelvej 2
2800 Kongens Lyngby
Denmark