Grant presentation from Crown Prince Frederik Fund
HRH The Crown Prince today presented two grants from the Crown Prince Frederik Fund to Anders Lønstrup Graugaard and Mette Møller Jørgensen.
The grant presentation took place in the Gobelins Hall, Frederick VIII’s Palace, with the participation of and remarks by earlier grant recipients, who spoke about the benefits they received from attending Harvard University.
The fund’s goal is to provide financial support within the social sciences for a year of study at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. Crown Prince Frederick Fund’s capital consists of funds from a national gift The Crown Prince received from Danish-Americans for his 25th birthday, when The Crown Prince studied at Harvard.
Anders Lønstrup Graugaard (born 14 February 1978) is employed in the Foreign Ministry as the personal secretary for the Trade and Investment Minister. He received a Master’s Degree in Political Science from Aarhus University in 2007.
Before working at the Foreign Ministry, Anders Graugaard served in Iraq with the rank of captain and received The Defence Medal for his efforts. Afterwards, he was employed as first embassy secretary at the Danish Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Anders Graugaard has been accepted at Harvard Kennedy School – John F. Kennedy School of Government in its Mid-Career Master of Public Administration programme. The studies there are essentially for the furtherance of his career in diplomacy. During his time at the Harvard Kennedy School, Anders Graugaard will particularly focus on international trade and leadership.
Mette Møller Jørgensen (born 27 April 1986) studies medicine at the University of Copenhagen, where she received a Bachelor’s Degree (BSc) in January, 2013. Earlier, she earned a Bachelor’s Degree (BSc) in mathematics-economics from the University of Copenhagen.
Early in her studies, Mette Jørgensen has worked in a targeted way towards a profile of paying attention to and analysing the economics of the health care system and is aiming for a career in health care management at the state or government level, or for an NGO.
Mette Jørgensen is employed as a research assistant at the Centre of Health Economics Research at the University of Southern Denmark and earlier worked as a student assistant in the Danish Economic Councils.
Mette Jørgensen will study in a “non-degree” programme at the Harvard Kennedy School – John F. Kennedy School of Government to supplement her Danish education with subjects that are tailor-made for her combination of specialties.