Education and awareness grants – to strengthen the pipeline of future researchers
About education and awareness grants
Through our education and awareness grants, the LEO Foundation wishes to strengthen the pipeline of future researchers within the fields of medicine, chemistry, and pharmacy, and to raise awareness about science, including skin and skin diseases.
We welcome applications for activities and projects that:
- spur the interest and strengthen the capabilities of children and young people within the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields
- disseminate research-based knowledge to the public
- increase public awareness about science and its role in developing our society
- promote public knowledge and understanding about skin, skin health, and skin diseases
The proposed activity or project should have a clear philanthropic aim and must be carried out in Denmark. There are three rounds of calls for applications each year.
Remember to read the application guide before initiating the application process, as this document contains detailed instructions for the application process.
For further questions, please contact the grant team at the LEO Foundation. Contact information can be found in the application guide.
Overview of application process
Please contact the grant team for further information
Anne-Marie is Chief Scientific Officer at the LEO Foundation and responsible for the Foundation’s grant activities.
Anne-Marie’s background includes:
- Novo Nordisk Foundation, Director of Strategic Partnerships
- Lundbeck Foundation, various positions including Director of Grants
- Statens Serum Institut, Senior Researcher
- The Bartholin Institute, Copenhagen University Hospital, Postdoc
Anne-Marie holds a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree as well as a PhD in tumour immunology – both from the University of Copenhagen.
- Museum of Natural History, Oslo, Chair of the Board, 2022-
- Danish Academy of Technical Sciences, Member of the praesidium
- Dagmar Marshall’s Foundation, Board member
- University of Oslo, Board member (2013-2021)
Joined the LEO Foundation in 2022.
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Lars is responsible for coordinating the Foundation’s grants and handles scientific and administrative matters relating to the Foundation’s donations. He also works on further developing the philanthropic area.
Lars has a scientific background having worked in academic research for 16 years on projects ranging from molecular mechanisms in migraine over COPD to sleep disorders and osteoporosis.
Lars holds an MSc in human biology and a PhD in neuroscience, both from University of Copenhagen.
Joined the Foundation in 2017.
Signe is responsible for various areas related to the Foundation’s grants, both in terms of guidelines for applications, review processes and measuring impact. She is also involved in further developing the philanthropic area with new grant making instruments.
Signe has extensive experience in administration and grants. She has previously worked as Senior Grant Manager at the Novo Nordisk Foundation, as Administrative Coordinator at DTU Health Technology and as Project Manager at Innovation Fund Denmark.
Signe holds a Master of Arts (MA) in Danish Language and Literature from University of Copenhagen.
Joined the Foundation in 2022