|Application deadline||7 October 2021 at 23.59 p.m.|
|Assessment meeting||18 November 2021|
Proposals for the Odense University Hospital (OUH) Free Research Fund are invited. One call a year is expected.
“Patient first” is the underlying principle of OUH’s ambition in creating value for our patients. To offer the best treatment, retain and attract the best qualified staff to the benefit of patients, it is OUH’s ambition to strengthen research at the hospital. As one of several initiatives of the OUH research strategy to reach this objective, OUH has set aside funding for Free Research Funds.
A total of DKK 5.000.000 is available for funding in 2022.
Requirements for applicants
All research disciplines are eligible to apply, including clinical near-patient research, epidemiology research, experimental laboratory research and health-service research.
Note: A maximum of DKK 500.000 may be awarded an application. A possible grant may be distributed to more than one year.
Non eligible costs
The OUH Research Support offers instructions on how to draw up a budget. If you request assistance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are being assessed according to the following criteria:
The full version of assessment criteria is available at the website for The OUH Free Research Fund.
How to submit an application
You must submit your application via the electronic application system, efond.
Please read and comply with the instructions given in efond and enclose the following appendices in PDF format:
Please link to your updated CV in English at the SDU website (researchers not employed at SDU and pre-graduate students may upload their CV’s). If relevant please upload other participating researchers CV’s.
In the budget section (step 3), please state which year a possible grant is applied for:
If a possible grant is to be divided between two years, please indicate number of months for each year.
You will receive a confirmation by email from “efond” if your application is submitted correctly (please check your spam filter if you do not receive an email).
If the application does not comply with the formalities described in the call, the application may be rejected without being assessed by the committee.
Your application must be written in English. However, please note that “Layman’s description” and “Patient involvement” must be written in Danish in a format suitable for publication on the OUH website.
The submitted applications will be reviewed and prioritised by the OUH Research Council according the above criteria.
All applicants will receive notice of the outcome of the application shortly after the assessment meeting.
Departments and research units which receive funding for research positions must establish agreements with OUH and the SDU Faculty of Health Science regarding:
The application must meet the formal and technical requirements in the call and comply with current ethical requirements.
It is important to explain which system is used to store research data and to describe whether and how you have already received or are applying for external funding for the project.
Patients are members of the assessment committee and will be reviewing the applications with other members of the committee. The primary focus of the patients is on the layman’s description and description of patient involvement, why these parts must be understandable to a non-specialist.
Consequently, the layman’s summary in Danish should:
Involvement of patients and their relatives
Please note that involvement of patients in the project does not equal treatment of patients.
Involving patients and relatives in the research process can help to ensure that the research focuses on the most important topics and issues from a patient perspective. Involvement by patients and relatives should be enhanced where it contributes the most value for the individual project and thus the value of the project to patients and society as a whole.
It is important to describe considerations about patient and relative involvement in the application. The involvement can take place throughout the entire research process – from the planning of the project to dissemination of the results that are generated. The main purpose of health research is obtaining results that will be beneficial for patients.
Examples of how and when patients and relatives can be involved:
Questions and contact information
Please forward questions to email@example.com.
Siden er sidst opdateret: 02-06-2021 af Odense Universitetshospital.