Villum Fonden is a private foundation founded in 1971. In 2021, the non-profit foundation granted approximately DKK 1.5 billion to technical and scientific research as well as environmental, social and cultural purposes in Denmark and abroad.
Up to DKK 2 million is granted for the unorthodox research idea, which is assessed anonymously without regard to the applicant's CV. This means the grant holders can be at all levels, from postdoc to professor.
The program is announced yearly in open competition, with an application deadline in March.