100 million DKK for Humanities research

The Danish Research Council for the Humanities grants 100 million DKK for 60 research projects within the Humanities. They received applications for a total of 600 million DKK.
"The fact that we are only able to grant this few applications of course means that this year again the quality was very high in the projects that were granted support," says chair of the Danish Research Council for the Humanities, professor Kirsten Drotner.

Among the areas to receive support this year are the early development of islamism, Danish history of development and aid and the attire of the soldiers of the Iron Age, to mention a few. Several of the applications concerned collaborative projects: "In the coming years there will be granted larger funding for larger projects. This concerns both national projects, as a consequence of the Government‘s globalisation pot, and at a European level following the EU‘s 7th Framework programme. In the Danish Research Council for the Humanities we observe that our research environments are well prepared, Drotner says.