Application guideline

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.

Webfond

The application system is open
1 September - 1 October

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. 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: carlsbergfoundation@carlsbergfoundation.dk 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
  • 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.

Budget
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.

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.

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