Coming to QDev with an external grant
Center for Quantum Devices (QDev) supports researchers’ applications to international and Danish public and private funding agencies. If you intend to apply, you must receive written confirmation from a QDev supervisor for your application.
When you come to QDev with your own funding, you become a full member of the team with office space, access to IT and admin support, and you are expected to contribute to the scientific and social life of the Center. When possible, funding applications will include support for local (QDev) admin and technician support, in addition to whatever overhead percentage is offered by the fund. All overhead goes directly to the Niels Bohr Institute (NBI), and the NBI provides support to all employees (i.e., building facilities, budget and accounting personnel, communications' personnel, and human resources)
Contact Center Coordinator, Jess Martin (jrmartin @ nbi.dk) if you are considering applying for external funding to come to QDev. She can send you the most recent calls that would be relevant to your situation, and help facilitate contacts to support your application.
You should contact QDev:
- At least 1 month in advance of the application deadline in the case of individualpost doc stipends and smaller projects;
- At least 2 months in advance of the application deadline in the case of larger\projects (i.e., Lundbeck Jr. Group or ERC).
QDev's Research and Hiring Committee will review your request to apply. Once approved, we will provide considerable support for the application process, for example including budget development, text about the host institution, review of application and contact with the funding agency if needed. The Faculty of Science Research Funding Office at the University of Copenhagen also provides support for applications.
The application budget must be approved by the Center Coordinator. Applications - and the accompanying budget - also need to approved by the Niels Bohr Institute, and an accompanying letter from the director attached to your application, which we will also facilitate on your behalf.
The Niels Bohr Institute is part of the faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, and the institute has 5 different addresses in Copenhagen
B15-21 Blegdamsvej: The original institute for physics has 4 teams of scientists besides the management, the administration and technical support. Particle physics, quantum physics, eScience, biophysics and theoretical cosmology.
Vibenshuset, Lyngbyvej 2: Researchers in Astrophysics from the DARK and DAWN groups and the Condensed Matter Physics group.
Tagensvej 16: Here you will find the Physics of Ice Climate and Earth section.
The H. C. Ørsteds Institute at Universitetsparken 5: At this address you will find the nanophysics group and the Center for Quantum Devices.
Geological Museum, Øster Voldgade 5 - 7: At this address you will find the Astrophysics & Planetary Science group.
In spite of these different addresses there is a good contact, and there are many common events.
The scientific employees conduct research, and they also educate the students in astronomy, geophysics, nanoscience and basic physics. Moreover, the institute has a presentation of the research areas and the research results.
The scientists are organised in 10 teams/sections, and in connection with these teams the Niels Bohr Institute has 10 centres. A centre receives an external grant, and so it is possible to employ people for long periods of time.
The Niels Bohr Institute has established "the Niels Bohr International Academy". This academy receives a grant of DKK 10 millions from the Danish state. The purpose of the academy is to attract leading researchers for short - or long periods of time in order to promote and enhance research. "The Niels Bohr International Academy" has i.a. the "Summer Institute" with a strong programme.
In addition, the Niels Bohr Institute has 35 engineers and technicians to assist the scientists with experiments etc. They also maintain the technical infrastructure of the institute. Furthermore, the institute has 35 employeed within the areas of administration, communication, and library.
The staff of the institute has great ambitions and creative curiosity .