Carlsberg Foundation Call for Applications
The Carlsberg Foundation supports excellent basic research at the highest international level in the fields of natural science, social science and humanities carried out by Danish researchers, and foreign researchers with an established connection to Danish research environments.
The Carlsberg Foundation gives high priority to talent development and succession planning in Danish research, internationalisation of research talents, and visionary cutting-edge research.
The Carlsberg Foundation offers the following types of grant:
The Carlsberg Foundation Internationalisation Fellowships
Through its Internationalisation Fellowships the Carlsberg Foundation wishes to promote the internationalisation of Danish talents and talent development in Danish research.
These fellowships are awarded to outstanding PhDs for a 12-month research stay at leading international research institutions outside Denmark. In exceptional cases – the nature of which must be clearly specified in the application – an applicant can apply for a shorter stay (between 6 and 12 months). If the applicant is planning to stay for more than one year, he or she may apply for a grant for the second year at the next annual application deadline. Generally, we expect co-financing from the host institution after the first year.
In order to be eligible for the Carlsberg Foundation Internationalisation Fellowship the applicant must hold a PhD or must have submitted the PhD thesis before 1 October 2016. Applicants with more than five years of experience since obtaining their PhD degree are not eligible.
The Carlsberg Foundation Internationalisation Fellowships are generally tax-free in Denmark, and amount to:
- DKK 350,000 per year, if the grant holder is travelling without children
- DKK 425,000 per year, if the grant holder is travelling with children.
The Carlsberg Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships in Denmark
The Carlsberg Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships in Denmark are awarded to outstanding PhDs to establish independent research activities in Denmark. The Carlsberg Foundation wishes to promote talent development and generational change at Danish universities through its postdoctoral fellowships.
The Foundation gives high priority to change of research environment and international research experience, both in terms of already acquired skills and as an integral part of the postdoctoral project applied for.
The Carlsberg Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships in Denmark are not awarded to PhDs without any previous strong connection to Denmark or Danish research.
In order to be eligible to apply for the Carlsberg Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship the applicant must hold a PhD or must have submitted the PhD thesis before 1 October 2016. Applicants with more than five years of experience since obtaining their PhD degree are not eligible.
HM Queen Margrethe II’s Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Danish Academy in Rome
One postdoctoral grant for a two-to-three-year stay at the Danish Academy in Rome for research within humanities and natural sciences.
The Carlsberg Foundation’s Distinguished Associate Professor Fellowships
A number of one-to-three-year fellowships for outstanding newly appointed associate professors with international experience to establish an independent research group or environment, including the acquisition of research infrastructure (equipment, register data, etc.) and the formation of a national/international network.
At the time of application, the applicant cannot be more than four years into his/her tenured position. The maximum grant amount is DKK 4,500,000.
The grant may cover salaries for PhD students. It is however a condition that enrolment of the PhD student at a Danish 'PhD school' is guaranteed.
The Carlsberg Foundation's 'Semper Ardens' Fellowships within the Humanities and Social Sciences
Up to eight one-year fellowships for leading established researchers within the humanities and social sciences with a 'Semper Ardens' (passionate, always burning) approach to their research and with a project aimed at producing a ground-breaking monograph.
The Carlsberg Foundation 'Semper Ardens' Fellowships are primarily awarded to tenured senior researchers and cover the fellows' own full salary.
Coverage of publication expenses must be applied for separately at the end of the project.
Grants for equipment, register data or similar.
Field Trips / Research Stays at Foreign Institutions
The Carlsberg Foundation supports expenses related to research stays and field expeditions abroad.
The Foundation does not support PhD students' research trips.
The Carlsberg Foundation supports the publication of monographs based on projects funded by the Carlsberg Foundation. The manuscript must be print-ready when the application is submitted but should not be attached.
The Carlsberg Foundation supports the arranging of international conferences in Denmark with up to 60,000 DKK. The grant is intended to specifically support the participation of leading international researchers, young postdoctoral students or outstanding PhD students. The application budget must itemise costs in relation to these targets.
The Carlsberg Foundation does not offer grants for individual travel to and attendance at conferences.
The Carlsberg Foundation does not support:
- Clinical and technical research
- Non-scientific staff
- Overhead costs and administration fees