Processing procedures Semper Ardens

Processing procedures for applications to Semper Ardens Advance, Semper Ardens Accomplish and Semper Ardens Accelerate.



Shortly after submission of the application, the applicant will receive a receipt by email confirming that the Carlsberg Foundation has registered the application.

The applicant will be able to find a full application as one PDF file in the application system “CF-Grant”.

General processing of applications

  • All applications are treated confidentially.
  • Applications are reviewed for compliance with the general and specific requirements described above.
  • If an application does not meet the general and specific requirements, the application will be rejected administratively.

Processing of Semper Ardens applications, Fall

Applications under the following funding instruments will in addition be reviewed by external experts:

  • Semper Ardens: Advance (when offered)
  • Semper Ardens: Accomplish (when offered)
  • Semper Ardens: Accelerate

Each full application will be sent to three high-level international experts within the relevant scientific area(s) for external peer review.

Each reviewer will be asked to assess the application according to the Carlsberg Foundation’s "Assessment Criteria for Reviewers”.

The peer reviews will serve as an important input to the board's decision.

It is the board of the Carlsberg Foundation that makes the final decision on all applications.

The peer reviews will be treated in confidentiality by the board.

Shortlisted Semper Ardens: Advance applicants will be invited for an interview with the board in late November. All applicants will receive notification of the board’s decision in the form of either a grant letter or a rejection letter by mid-December.