Application guideline

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 project must be carried out at the Danish Academy in Rome, and a workspace will be made available in the library. It will possible to carry out periodic research at local libraries as well as libraries or laboratories, etc. at other research institutions. Furthermore, research carried out outside Rome for shorter periods of time will be acceptable.

As the fellowship will be carried out at the Danish Academy in Rome, the grant holder will be asked to assist in small tasks in connection with conferences, lectures, etc. held at the academy.


The application system is open
1 September - 1 October

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. 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 noon 15 November.

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
  • Salary Budget
  • 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.

Salary Budget
Along with the budget, please attach a separate salary budget signed by the host institution certifying the accuracy of the salary applied for.

The Carlsberg Foundation covers general operating expenses with DKK 4,000 per month for experimental projects and DKK 2,000 per month for other projects.

Operating expenses are at the postdoctoral grant holder’s disposal to cover conferences, study trips, etc. Operating expenses must not be used to cover overhead costs and administration fees.

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