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Council cancels 2016 programmes

The Danish Council for Independent Research (DFF) is to cancel its young elite researcher programme and halt mobility and postdoctoral grants in 2016 due to a lack of budget.

The DFF announced on 10 December that it intends to cancel its Sapere Aude young researcher programme for this year to save a total of 280 million Danish kroner (€37.5m). “The council regrets that 83 Sapere Aude candidates have applied in vain,” the DFF said in a statement.

The council also said that it will not run run the next rounds of its mobility and postdoctoral grants, planned for spring 2016. The next allocations will be administered in the autumn, it said. The news follows the announcement by the Danish government that it will cut DFF funding by kr650m compared with 2015 levels in the 2016 budget.

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