Application guideline

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. 


The application system is open
1 September - 1 October

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. Applicants with more than five years of experience since obtaining their PhD degree are not eligible.

If at the time of application, the applicant has not yet obtained a PhD degree, a copy of the assessment of the PhD thesis must be submitted to the Carlsberg Foundation by e-mail: no later than 15 November by 12 pm.

The Carlsberg Foundation Internationalisation Fellowships are generally tax-free in Denmark (see KPMG's note), 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.

Application requirements:

The application must be submitted through Webfond (application system)

The following appendices must be uploaded with the application in pdf format (please note that other formats are not accepted):

  • Project description
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of publications
  • Budget
  • Housing commitment from the hosting institution
  • Recommendations

Project description
The project description must not exceed two A4 pages (all included).

Curriculum Vitae
The CV (with photo) must not exceed three A4 pages.

List of publications
Senior researchers can limit their list of publications to the last five years.

An itemised budget for the amount applied for must be provided by filling in the Carlsberg Foundation’s budget template.

Housing commitment from the hosting institution  
The applicant must submit a confirmation from the hosting institution that it will provide adequate workplace facilities during the stay.

The applicant may attach up to three recommendations to the application.