Call for Applications 2017

Deadline: 1 october 2017 at 4.00 pm

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 application system is open
1 September - 1 October
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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
Postdoctoral grants for outstanding PhDs for a 12-month stay at a leading international research institution.

The Carlsberg Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships in Denmark
Postdoctoral grants for outstanding PhDs to establish independent research activities in Denmark.

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
Grants for outstanding newly appointed associate professors to establish an independent research group or environment, including the acquisition of research infrastructure (equipment, register data, etc.) and the formation of national/international networks.

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 groundbreaking monograph.

Research Infrastructure
Grants for equipment, register data or similar.

Field Trips / Research Stays at Foreign Institutions
Grants for field trips or research stays at leading international research institutions.  

Grants for the publication of monographs based on research supported by the Carlsberg Foundation.

Grants for arranging international conferences in Denmark.

The Carlsberg Foundation does not support: 

  • Clinical and technical research
  • Non-scientific staff
  • Overhead costs and administration fees