Sapere Aude

Sapere Aude grant from DFF: Eva Rotenberg among the new research leaders

Eva Rotenberg from the research section Algorithms, Logic and Graphs (AlgoLoG) is among the 38 younger, talented researchers who have received a DFF starting grant to research their groundbreaking ideas and address both national and international challenges. Additionally, the grant recipients will face the challenge of leading their research groups at a high international level.

Eva Rotenberg. Photo: Hanne Kokkegård - DTU Compute
Eva Rotenberg. Photo: Hanne Kokkegård - DTU Compute


  • Sapere Aude is Latin and means "dare to know."
  • The Sapere Aude: DFF-Starting Grant gives excellent, younger researchers, who have produced top-tier research in their field, the opportunity to develop and strengthen their own research ideas and start their own research groups. The initiative also aims to promote international and national mobility between research environments and strengthen careers.
  • This year, Independent Research Fund Denmark received 336 applications and awarded 38 grants, corresponding to a success rate of 11%, both in terms of the amount applied for and the number of applications.
  • The number of female applicants was 117, and 13 Sapere Aude: DFF-Starting Grants were awarded to women, giving a success rate of 11%. For male applicants, the success rate was also 11% with 219 applications and 25 grants.

Source: DFF