Neuroscience Academy Denmark aims to educate the neuroscientists of the future and support and motivate national collaboration, networking and awareness of research activities between neuroscience research groups in Denmark.
The vision behind Neuroscience Academy Denmark (NAD) is to educate the neuroscientists of the future by creating a unique learning, development and research environment in Denmark at PhD level as well as motivate national collaboration, networking and awareness of research activities between neuroscience research groups in Denmark. NAD is funded by the Lundbeck Foundation from 2022-2028 with a grant of DKK 187 million.
NAD’s key initiatives include:
The Governing Board is responsible for the overall strategy of NAD and provide a framework and specific tasks for each NAD committee. The Governing Board will select and approve members for all committees that will operate under NAD. It sets and maintains the guidelines for the NAD review processes and for the Education and Training Committee. Furthermore, the Governing Board is responsible for the formal approval of grants offered by NAD. It is also responsible for the performance of the Executive Office.
The Scientific Board takes an active role in the evaluation and selection of candidates for NAD Fellowships. The members will take part in the development of PhD courses, and they have responsibilities to align the scientific content of the pre-PhD year. Each Scientific Board member is the local contact and has responsibilities to facilitate the engagement of their local scientific community.
The tasks of the Education and Training Committee include establishing, planning and coordinating education and training activities for the broader NAD community, developing PhD courses to expand the currently available course catalogue and processing input and proposals from the NAD Research Columns. The committee will meet at least twice annually.
The tasks of the Advisory Board are to deliver input to NAD’s overall strategy and to provide feedback and recommendations to the Governing Board in regard to NAD’s activities. The Advisory Board consists of three international members, all renowned scientists with experience in postgraduate research training. The Advisory Board will participate in one Governing Board Meeting annually.
The Executive Office develops and proposes activities that lie within the scope of NAD. It acts a secretariat and is responsible for practical aspects in relation to meetings involving the Governing Board, Scientific Board and NAD committees.