Become a fellow

The BRIDGE - Translational Excellence Programme has applied for a grant extension with the Novo Nordisk Foundation. If granted, we will announce a new call for mentor teams and fellows in June 2020 with application deadline in October 2020 and fellowship starting on 1 April 2021. Stay informed by signing up for our newsletter.

Application process

There are three steps in the application process.

1. Match with a Mentor Team

Being mentored by a Mentor Team that represents both a basic biomedical science environment and a clinical oriented environment is an essential part of being a BRIDGE-fellow. Thus matching with a Mentor Team is the first step in the application process. We recommend that you:

Browse through the list of mentor teams and projects synopses and find a mentor team that fits your research interest.
Contact the mentor team to explore the possibility of a collaboration. Read more about mentoring.

It is also possible to contact researchers in your network that fulfil the demands for mentors and have the mentors enlist before Friday October 11, 2019. Read more at "Become a mentor".
As such, you may encourage potential mentor(s) to sign up on your initiative too.

If you are already in contact with an appropriate Mentor Team, please note that it is an eligibility criterion that the Mentor Team is listed on the programme website and approved by the University of Copenhagen prior to call closure. 

2. Develop your project description and budget

When you have successful matched with a Mentor Team you must co-develop a detailed project description and a budget for the project. This part of your application is called Part 1.

Part 2 of your application must be developed by you individually.

3. Submit your application

The last step is to submit your application.

You will find all the needed templates for your application under 'Application format' below.

Application format

Your application must be two-parted and include:

Part 1a:  Project description (to be co-developed with the mentor team)

The project description should be developed in collaboration with your mentor team and consist of five pages, including figures but excluding references. The description must be in English and include:

  • Project description: project objectives and hypotheses in the context of the state-of-the-art of the field, potential for scientific progress, the consistency of project problem statement, hypotheses and objectives, the translational nature of the project and a description of the originality and (societal) relevance of the question raised
  • Impact: the project’s potential for translational impact and potential for added value for the life science industry, contribution to the fellow’s future career path, considerations on dissemination/communication of project findings
  • Implementation: Timeline, methodology, translational environment, ethics and budget. Concerning the budget: Please use the budget template (1b). Note that the budget must be signed by both the host laboratories involved in your project

Part 2: Project abstract and CV (to be developed independently by the applicant)

The project abstract and CV must be developed independently by the applicant and consist of five pages including figures/tables. The project abstract and CV must be in English and include:

  • Project abstract, lay summary and personal statement
  • CV of the applicant including bibliometric summary and a full list of publications
  • Applicant’s MD or MSc diploma with a grade transcript and a PhD diploma or equivalent
  • Two letters of recommendation

Templates for your application

Calculation guide for bibliometric summary generated by Web of Science (H-index).