Application guideline

The Carlsberg Foundation '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 application system is open
1 September - 1 October

Coverage of publication expenses must be applied for separately at the end of the project.

The Carlsberg Foundation 'Semper Ardens' Fellowships are primarily awarded to tenured senior researchers and cover the fellows' own full salary.

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

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 confirmation signed by the host institution, certifying the accuracy of the salary applied for.