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 stay 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. 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.


This fellowship is awarded to a promising PhD for a two-year research stay at the Danish Institute at Athens.

To be eligible for this fellowship, the applicant must hold a PhD degree or obtain their PhD degree before the start date of the grant period. 

The exact date on which the PhD degree was obtained must be clearly stated in the CV. The Carlsberg Foundation reserves the right to request additional documentation.

Applicants who, at the time of application deadline, 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 (parental leave, family care leave, illness, military service, etc.).

The applicant must have demonstrated a strong connection to Danish research (see FAQ for a definition). 

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

An affiliation can for instance consist of having completed a PhD or having previously been employed at the research institution. Shorter research stays are not understood as affiliations.


The Carlsberg Foundation covers the fellow’s full salary and operating expenses of DKK 8,000 per month. 

Operating expenses are at the postdoctoral fellow’s disposal to cover conferences, study trips and such like, 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 2024

Application requirements

The application must be submitted through CF-Grant application system.
Please note that failure to comply with the following requirements will result in an administrative rejection of the application. Please ensure the correct type of grant is chosen in CF-Grant. Applying for the wrong funding type of grant will also result in an administrative rejection.
The application must be written in English.
The following appendices, and only these, must be uploaded with the application in PDF format (please note that other formats are not accepted):
  • Project description, including publication plan
  • Budget
  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of publications of the applicant
  • Recommendations
If relevant to the application:
  • Statement from PhD Supervisor

Project description

The project description must be written 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 project description must not exceed two A4 pages (including figures, tables, etc., but excluding references). Any references or bibliography must be added in direct continuation of the project description. 

The project description must explain 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.

The project description must also include a description of the scientific environment in which the project will be carried out, including an account of why the chosen environment is well suited to the proposed activities.

Furthermore, a description of the connection to Danish research must be included.


The budget must be uploaded using the Carlsberg Foundation’s budget template. 

The budget must include the salary of the applicant. Funding for running costs (DKK 8,000 per month) is added automatically in the budget template.

Curriculum vitae

The CV of the applicant must not exceed two A4 pages. Please do not include photo, home address, family information, CPR no., date of birth, or gender.

The exact date on which the PhD degree was obtained must be stated in the CV.

List of publications of the applicant

The list of publications must only include research that has been submitted, 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 ten, it is sufficient to list the first ten as well as the corresponding author.


Between one and three recommendations must be uploaded or sent separately to no later than the application deadline.

If relevant: Statement from PhD Supervisor

If the applicant has not yet obtained their PhD degree, a signed statement from the applicant’s supervisor must be uploaded as part of the application, confirming that the PhD will be obtained before the planned start date of the grant period and no later than the latest permitted start date for the relevant call (see above). 

In this case, the final statement of the PhD assessment committee following the PhD defence must be sent to the Carlsberg Foundation before the latest permitted start date for the relevant call. The applicant is expected to start the fellowship before or on the latest permitted start date. 

Popularised scientific description

Applicants are also required to submit a popularised scientific description in the CF-Grant application system.

The description must address What, Why, How, up to 400 characters each. This description will be published on the foundation’s website should the application be successful.


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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