Grants and awards


Nordic Mensa Fund supports scientific research related to medical, psychological, sociological or educational aspects of intelligence and the human brain.

The calls can include larger grants for research groups or individual researchers, smaller grants for specific purposes (such as travel) or awards for valuable work already carried out (“article of the year award”). Dissemination of original research results to a wider, non-academic audience can be also supported.

The Nordic Mensa Fund board decides the call for each year and determines what kind of research is supported in that given year. A separate scientific advisory board will be used in the evaluation of the applications.

Former grantees

Read more about former grantees and grants here, or in our blog

2021

In 2021 the Nordic Mensa Fund awarded a maximum of five “Article of the year” awards and a number of small project grants depending on the applications received.

The following research areas are supported by the Fund: medical, psychological, sociological or educational aspects of intelligence and the human brain. The nominated author or the main applicant must be affiliated with one of the countries involved in the Nordic Mensa Fund: Sweden, Finland, Norway or Denmark, either by nationality, residence or affiliation with a university based in one of these countries.

The nomination period ended on October 15. For information on the grantees, visit our former grantees page

The next call is scheduled to open in May 2022.

Previous years:

2020

In 2020 the Nordic Mensa Fund will award a maximum number of five “Article of the year” awards of 1000€ each. Awards will be given to outstanding published scientific articles that are related to the research areas supported by the Fund including: medical, psychological, sociological or educational aspects of intelligence and the human brain.

The award winners can be found on the former grantees page.

If you have questions, please contact Nordic Mensa Fund