Two Danish foundations have decided to donate millions to the fight against coronavirus in Denmark.
There is talk about the Novo Nordisk Foundation and the lundbeck foundation. The funds will each allocate respectively 50 million and 30 million crowns.
the Money should go to research projects, educational measures and social measures, in the hope that they can help to mitigate the health consequences of the virus spreading in Denmark.
- We are facing very serious health challenges.
- We hope that this initiative can help to support the management of the effects of Covid-19-the situation in Denmark to the benefit of both individuals and society as a whole, " says Lars Rebien Sørensen, chairman of the board of the Novo Nordisk Foundation, in a press release.
In the lundbeck foundation wants you to support the efforts against corona virus. Here justify it with the fact that the society is in 'an extraordinary and emergency situation'.
- In The optics is the provision of new knowledge, so that we can act on an informed basis, is crucial.
- And this is reflected in our approach to Covid-19-pandemic, says Lene Skole, executive director of the lundbeck foundation, in a press release.
For daily is The focus for targeted research into brain diseases. It is now expanded to also include research projects on the Covid-19.
It is persons who are affiliated with Danish universities and hospitals, which can seek for assistance from the fund. But also municipalities, patient organisations, think-tanks and the like may apply, in writing it.
At the lundbeck foundation can for example apply for support for scientific projects, which have a patient focus.
in Addition, there can be projects that are testing new treatments, techniques or preventive measures.
Also, social initiatives can receive support. It can be, for example, in order to meet the specific health needs of vulnerable groups during the coronakrisen, writes Novo Nordisk Foundation.
For both funds, it is essential that the projects have immediate impact in the acute situation. Therefore, they should be able to begin immediately, writes the funds.
Projects can apply for up to five million crowns for a project.