MMF has minor funds of its own for funding of research. However, research projects are financed by funds from the Milk Levy Fund or the Dairy Rationalization Fund, totalling 50 percent.

The remaining funds originate from national or international public research programs, or from participating universities and industrial partners. Co-funds are most often sought via the Danish Advisory and Funding System for Research, EU and other international Foundations.

The actual application process takes place in collaboration between MFF and the researchers.