The Pesticide Reseach Programme

The Danish Environmental Protection Agency hereby calls for applications for funding within the pesticide research area (plant protection products, biocides and microbiological pesticides).


The Pesticide and Biocide Research Program of the Danish EPA aims to contribute to the minimisation of the use of pesticides and the reduction of sideeffects on human health or the environment from the applications of pesticides. Both plant protection products and biocides are included, and may be both chemical and microbiological substances. The Danish EPA should be able to use the results from the research program in the formulation of regulation in the areas of pesticide authorisation or pesticide use.

Call for applications

In this call for applications, selection of the research themes is based on the targets and instruments identified in the national Pesticides Strategy.

The special focus areas in this call for applications are described in the guidelines, see Notice 2023 on applications for funding from the Danish EPA Pesticide and Biocide Research Programme.

It is possible to apply for funding for projects of short or long duration. In this call, projects must commence in August 2024, to be concluded with a report by no later than 31 July 2027.

Deadline for submission of applications

Applications must be received by the Danish EPA by no later than 1 December 2023.

Applications received after this deadline will not be processed.

Who can qualify for funding?

Funding is available for public and private research institutions which work on strategic research within the pesticides or biocide area. Research should aim at solving problems or developing new methods of reducing pesticides use and/or pesticide load. The application should be submitted by the researcher heading the project and with primary responsibility for its completion.

Applications for funding may be submitted by private or public research institutions as well as private firms. Foreign nationals and Danish nationals employed abroad may apply for funding, but the application will be assessed on the basis of whether the applied project strengthens the foundation for the Danish administration of pesticides or biocides.

How to apply for funding

Application form and more information on the call for applications for pesticide research funding are found below:

Notice for the present call
Guidelines for application 
Application form
Budget sheet for applicants
Budget sheet for subcontractors
Timetable sheet
Schedule sheet
Standard terms and conditions 

Assessment of project applications

Applications received will be sent to The Innovation Fond Denmark immediately after the closing date for applications with a request for scientific assessment, cf. section 5 of Consolidating Act on Danmarks Innovationsfond cf. Consolidating Act no. 1660 of 12 August 2021.

On the basis of a relevance assessment, the Advisory Committee for Pesticide and Biocide Research under the Danish EPA will select projects for funding from the applications assessed to be scientifically satisfactory by The Innovation Fond Denmark.

Formal requirements

The substance of applications will not be assessed but they will be rejected immediately if:

  • they do not contribute to meeting the objectives of the programme,
  • the application form has not been completed in accordance with the requirements in the notice guidelines,
  • the budget form has not been completed in accordance with the requirements in the notice guidelines,
  • the application has not been submitted within the deadline for applications.

For further information, contact:

Dr. Henrik Frølich Brødsgaard, email:

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