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Research talents from DTU receive prestigious grants from the Villum Foundation

Three young research talents from DTU have received grants from the Villum Foundation's Young Investigator Programme to build a research team and contribute with excellent research.

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  • DKK 6-8 million is awarded to talented young researchers setting up their own research group for the first time. Applicants must have between two to eight years of research experience since the completion of their PhD.
  • The programme is announced once a year in an open competition with an application deadline in June. In 2024, three DTU researchers received YIP.
  • In 2021, the programme has been supplemented with a so-called additional grant called YIP+, which will ensure a stable research career for the most talented Villum Young Investigators.


Birgitte Zeuner

Birgitte Zeuner Associate Professor Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine

Daniël van Denderen

Daniël van Denderen Researcher National Institute of Aquatic Resources

Yang Hu

Yang Hu Associate Professor Department of Energy Conversion and Storage Phone: +45 45252327 Mobile: +45 52651275