Postdocstipendium ved Det Danske Institut i Athen


Et toårigt postdoc-stipendium ved Det Danske Institut i Athen til forskning inden for arkæologi, historie, sprog, litteratur, billedkunst, arkitektur og kulturelle traditioner i Grækenland og Middelhavslandene.


01.04.2025 - 16:00


Hvert andet år




Løn- og driftsomkostninger


This fellowship is for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Danish Institute at Athens to conduct research within archaeology, history, languages, literature, visual art, architecture and cultural traditions in Greece and the Mediterranean countries.


To be eligible to apply for a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Danish Institute at Athens, the applicant must hold a PhD degree or must have received the final assessment of their PhD thesis.

The applicant must have demonstrated a strong connection to Danish research.

Applicants who, at the time of application, have more than five years’ experience since obtaining their PhD degree are not eligible. Any periods of leave will be accepted as extensions of this time limit (maternity leave, paternity leave, family care leave, illness, military service, etc.). The exact PhD date must be specified in the CV.

The postdoctoral fellow is expected to accept light ad hoc duties at the Danish Institute at Athens in connection with conferences, symposia, teaching, publications, etc.

The regular workplace will be the Danish Institute at Athens although shorter stays outside of Athens can be accepted.

Applicants who are already affiliated to the Danish Institute at Athens cannot apply for this fellowship.


The Carlsberg Foundation covers the fellow’s full salary and operating expenses of DKK 5,000 per month.

Operating expenses are at the postdoctoral fellow’s disposal to cover conferences, study trips, and so on, and cannot be used to cover overhead costs and administration fees.

CALL CLOSED Call opens: 31 January 2025 Deadline: 1 April 2025, 16:00
The guidelines have been updated June 2023


Please note that failure to comply with the following requirements will result in an administrative rejection of the application.

The application must be written in English using Times New Roman, font size 12, margins on the left, right, top and bottom of at least 2 cm and line spacing of 1.5.

The following appendices, and only these, must be uploaded with the application in PDF format (please note that other formats are not accepted):

Required documents:

  • Project description
  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of publications
  • Budget
  • Recommendations

If relevant to the application (see explanation below)

  • Copy of the final assessment of the PhD thesis

Project description

The project description must not exceed 6,000 characters (including spaces, figure captions, formulas and such like) and must not exceed two A4 pages (including figures, tables and such like, but excluding references). Any references or bibliography must be added in direct continuation of the project description.

The project description must include the innovative scientific quality of the project compared to the applicant’s PhD project, as well as how the project contributes to the applicant’s scientific career development.


An itemised budget for the amount applied for must be uploaded using the Carlsberg Foundation budget template.

Curriculum Vitae and list of publications

The CV must not exceed two A4 pages. The exact PhD date must be specified in the CV. Do not include picture, home address, family information, CPR no., date of birth, or gender.

A list of publications must be uploaded in the same PDF file as the CV.

The list of publications must only include research that has been published or accepted for publication. The name of the applicant must be in bold font and the order of authors must be indicated exactly as listed in the original publication. All co-authors must be mentioned. If, however, the number of authors exceeds 10, it is sufficient to list the first 10.

The list of publications must be chronologically arranged and divided into the following categories:

  1. Peer-reviewed publications:
  • Articles
  • Monographs
  • Peer-reviewed papers published in conference proceedings
  • Book chapters
  • Anthologies
  1. Non-peer-reviewed publications, for example
  • Articles
  • Monographs
  • Book chapters
  • Anthologies
  1. Patent references for patents obtained or applied for that are relevant to the applicant's research. Any patent references should be included in the list of publications on equal terms with scientific articles.

Links to external materials may be included but will not be considered in the evaluation of the application. If an h-index is included in the list of publications, it must be clarified how the index was calculated.


Between one and three recommendations must be uploaded or sent separately to no later than 1 April.

Copy of the final assessment of the PhD thesis (where relevant)

If the PhD degree has not yet been obtained, a copy of the final assessment of the PhD thesis must be uploaded. The final assessment of the PhD thesis should be the written statement from the three members of the committee at your PhD defence.


Download budget template




Please note: The foundation reserves the right to make adjustments to the guidelines.

The Carlsberg Foundation cannot offer individual guidance on projects or elements of projects before the application deadline.


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