Lundbeck Foundation scholar stipends in pharmaceutical neuroscience

Under the auspices of the Drug Research Academy

For the year 2024/25, the Lundbeck Foundation supports 3 scholarships in pharmaceutical neuroscience, under the auspices of the Drug Research Academy, to support pre-graduate training of some of the best master's degree students enrolled at the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. The purpose is to strengthen research skills by extending the master's degree studies by six months dedicated to a research project. The scholarships should be initiated no later than 1 February 2025.

The Lundbeck Foundation scholar stipend is a 6-month scholarship as an extension of the master's degree studies within the field of pharmaceutical neuroscience. The scholarship can be combined with the master thesis project either before or after the master thesis project period. The applicant must clearly state that they plan an extension of the master's degree studies and that the applicant is therefore still enrolled at the University.

The project description should include background, aim/hypothesis, project plan, time plan and references. If the scholarship period is combined with the master thesis project it should include a time plan for both parts as well as the proposed progress obtained by the additional months provided by the scholarship.

For further enquiries, please contact:

Scientific enquiries: Petrine Wellendorph, e-mail:

Administrative enquiries: Lotte Endsleff, e-mail: or Marianne W. Jørgensen, e-mail:







The project must be of high scientific quality and within pharmaceutical neuroscience, suitable for a master student, and both project and student should be enthusiastically supported by a supervisor at the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences via a letter of recommendation. The scholarship can be initiated anytime between 1 September 2024 and 1 February 2025.










The scholarship student should aim at publishing the results of the scholarship project in an international peer-reviewed journal acknowledging the Lundbeck Foundation for financial support. In addition, grantees are requested to write a short report, which will be presented to the DRA Steering Committee at the end of the scholarship and after the committee's approval to the Lundbeck Foundation.

Please use this template for the final report: DRA Scholarship final report template.






You can apply via this electronic application form. The application must be in English and the application deadline is 24 May 2024 at 12:00 noon.

Please note that the below documents must be uploaded and submitted with the application:

  • Project description including aim and a plan for the research work (max 2 pages 12 pitch, 1½ line spacing including figures and tables excl. references).
  • Applicant’s CV and mark sheets.  Please note that information about grades also from your BSc must be stated. Foreign students with a BSc from another country must state the grades along with a note explaining the grading system.
  • Letter of recommendation from supervisor
  • Short CV from the supervisor (max 2 pages and 10 selected publications).









The applications will be reviewed by the DRA Steering Committee consisting of:
Professor Petrine Wellendorph, Head of DRA
Professor Martin Malmsten, Deputy Head of Department for research, Department of Pharmacy
Professor Dan Stærk, Head of Department, Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology

The DRA Steering Committee will award the scholarships based on the qualifications of the student, the scientific merit of the project, feasibility within the given timeframe and the qualifications of the supervisor. In case of a committee member with a conflict of interest, the following practice will be followed: If a member has a direct interest in the outcome of an application by e.g. being supervisor, the member will not be part of evaluating the application.