About us

Supporting and participating in scientific research activities involving Göttingen Minipigs is a fundamental part of the business foundation at Ellegaard Göttingen Minipigs.


About the foundation

The Ellegaard Göttingen Minipigs Research Foundation was founded in 2016 to actively support and participate in scientific researcg activities involving Göttingen Minipigs, and holds the main objective of providing financial funding for scientific research based around Göttingen Minipigs.

Objectives and criteria for funding

In 2021, the Ellegaard Göttingen Minipigs Research Foundation grants in total up to €50,000 to support scientific research that aims to characterize Göttingen Minipigs or promote the development of Göttingen Minipigs disease models. In addition, projects that intend to improve animal welfare, focus on the 3Rs, and/or optimize handling or research techniques as well as educational and communication activities related to the use of minipigs in scientific research may receive funding.

The Ellegaard Göttingen Minipigs Research Foundation’s general criteria for granting research funds are that the scientific content of the application, the qualifications of the applicant, and the academic environment of the host institution are at a high international level. The project should generate significant background data and/or ensure knowledge dissemination and promote the use of Göttingen Minipigs in scientific research.

To ensure a uniform assessment of all project applications, the Foundation has set up a scientific committee that evaluates and assesses all incoming applications. The Ellegaard Göttingen Minipigs management team will, based on recommendations from the scientific committee, allocate grants in accordance with statutory requirements.

Ellegaard Göttingen Minipigs Research Foundation

How to apply

Download the project application form and submit to Kirsten Rosenmay Jacobsen, CSO at Ellegaard Göttingen Minipigs, by 15 April or 15 October, respectively.