Fostering novelty and risk taking in research

the case of the Villum experiment

The Villum Experiment is a funding program aimed at supporting bold, risky, and truly innovative research ideas that are unlikely to be supported by traditional funding sources. This project aims to provide empirical evidence of the effectiveness of the program by answering the following research questions:

  • How innovative are the research proposals received?
  • Does the Villum experiment fund the most innovative research proposals?
  • How distant are the research proposals to the applicants prior work?

This project is hosted at the Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy (CFA).

Philippe Mongeon
Philippe Mongeon
Assistant Professor, School of Information Management, Dalhousie University

I am an assistant professor at the School of Information Management at Dalhousie University, director of the Quantitative Science Studies Lab, and associate member of the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur la science et la technologie (CIRST).