Steno North American Fellowships Application Process

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Steno Application Deadline is September 9, 2021, 2:00 p.m. CEST


Since all applications must go through the University of Michigan Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP) you must abide by UM internal deadlines. Check with your school or department for internal grant application deadlines.

Internal Medicine Deadline: 8/23/2021

Medical School Deadline: 8/27/2021

ORSP Deadline: 9/3/2021


Before Applying

The applicant must personally establish contact with a Principal Investigator (PI) at the desired Danish partner institution, who will be the applicant’s primary research contact for the duration of the fellowship. This will ensure placement at a hosting institution, should the applicant be selected for granting. The applicant should work with the host PI from the partner institution on the research proposal in the application, further the host PI will need to provide a letter of recommendation stating his/her commitment to hosting the applicant, and endorsement of the research project.

The applicant must also confirm with their home institution through a letter of commitment and recommendation by the home institution.

If you need assistance with how to find a contact at one of the Danish partnering centers, email us at and we will facilitate connecting you.



The application must be completed and submitted using NNF’s online application and grant management system, NORMA, which can be accessed from:

The applicant must submit the following through the NNF’s application system:

- CV

- Project description

- Budget

- Hosting and Support Letters

See the Information and Guidelines for Applicants document for more information on the application process.



The Foundation will not claim ownership of or rights to any intellectual property generated by the activities the Steno North American Fellowship supports. When all applications have been assessed, applicants will be notified about whether or not they have been awarded a grant. The notification e-mail will be sent from to the e-mail address entered on initial registration.


If Selected

The fellowship must start no later than December 31, 2022.