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Call for applications for Novo Scholarship 2019 now open

Novo Nordisk and Novozymes invite master students at Danish universities, Lund University and Malmö University to apply for a Novo Scholarship

22.08.2018 | Susan Hjort Skyum

With these scholarships, we intend to support talents within natural science in Denmark and southern Sweden. The scholarships are granted to support the students during their master thesis project.

What is a Novo Scholarship and what does it imply to be a Novo Scholar?

•The scholarship amounts to DKK 7,000 per month during the master thesis project (first possible payment in December 2018).
•Novo Scholars can apply for additional support of max DKK 6,000 for participation in international meetings to present the results of the funded project.
•Novo Scholars will have a Novo Nordisk or Novozymes mentor. Scholars are expected to interact with the mentor during the project and to come to Novo Nordisk or Novozymes to give a presentation about their project.
•Novo Scholars are expected to join the Novo Science Ambassador programme. This programme is intended to boost the interest for natural science among students in 8th to 12th grade (3. g) via lectures at schools across Denmark. Ambassadors will receive training in presentation.

Who can apply?

Only applications for support of scientific projects of interest to Novozymes or Novo Nordisk will be considered. The applicant must be a master student enrolled at a Danish university, Lund University or Malmö University during the entire period of time of the scholarship. The university supervisor must be associated with the same institution. Marks for bachelor project, if part of the curriculum, must be at least 10, and the weighted average for the bachelor minimum 8.2. Master students conducting or having agreements to conduct their master thesis project at Novo Nordisk or Novozymes cannot apply. Owing to regulations regarding support of Health Care Professionals in Denmark, the scholarship cannot be granted to students who are training to become: medical doctors, dentists, veterinarians, pharmacists, nurses, veterinary nurses, pharmacists, midwives, biomedical laboratory technicians, clinical dieticians or radiographers.

How to apply?

An application form can be downloaded from this webpage: www.novonordisk.com/careers/career-programmes/fellowships-scholarships/novo-scholarships.html . The filled in form (and appendices) must be sent to novoscholarship@novonordisk.com no later than 1 October 2018 at 12:00 (noon)

The application must include:

• Completed application form
• Applicant’s CV
• Description of project in English, maximum 1,200 words. Please include background, aim and project plan and how this project is of interest to Novo Nordisk or Novozymes • A transcript from the university documenting status of education and marks
• Letter of recommendation from university supervisor (in English, signed and printed on letterhead)

Good to know
Applicants will receive replies in November 2018. Scholars and supervisors will be invited to a symposium at Novo Nordisk 24 January 2019 and again approximately one year after that. At the latter, scholars form the current 2019 call will be expected to present the results from their project.

For further information please contact Lise Brennum via LTRB@novonordisk.com or write an e-mail at NovoScholarship@novonordisk.com.

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