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.
In 2023 the Nordic Mensa Fund will award a maximum of five “Article of the year” awards and a number of project grants (max. 10 000€) 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 supported research needs to have a clear link to intelligence-related issues.
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/application must be made in English.
The nomination/application period ended at 30.9.2023. Awards will be announced on the website of the Nordic Mensa Fund as well as directly to those awarded before the end of the year.