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Semper Ardens: Accelerate

Application guidelines


Three-year grants for newly appointed tenured associate professors to establish an independent research group or research environment, including the acquisition of research infrastructure (equipment, register data, etc.) and the formation of national/international networks.
CALL OPENS: 30 June 2023

Deadline: 1 October 2023
Recurring call
Next call is expected 30 June 2025

At the time of application, the applicant cannot be more than two years into her/his tenured associate professorship position. 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 employment date must be specified in the CV.

The total amount applied for must not exceed DKK 5 million.

Grants for this instrument are given as a framework grant and may be used to cover expenses that are relevant and necessary to complete the activity, such as consumables, equipment, travel, conferences etc.

The amount applied for may only include salaries for the following:

  • Salaries for postdocs.
  • Salaries for PhD students and tuition fee. It is required that enrolment of the PhD students at a Danish PhD graduate school is guaranteed.
  • Up to a total of three months’ salary for the main applicant. 

The application must be submitted in English.

Peer review

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 applications according to the Carlsberg Foundation’s ‘Assessment Criteria for Reviewers’.

Reviewers will be asked to declare a possible conflict of interest. If a conflict is identified, the reviewer will not be used.

The peer reviews will serve as an important input to the board’s decision, but it is the board that makes the final decision.

Applicants will not get the opportunity to comment on the reviews prior to the board’s final decision.

Application requirements:

The application must be submitted through CF-Grant (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
  • Short description of the research group and its organization
  • If relevant: Salary confirmation
  • If relevant: Quotes on instruments, register data, etc.
  • If relevant: National/international Network

Project description
The project description must not exceed two A4 pages (including figures, tables, etc.). The two A4 pages must not exceed 6,000 characters including spaces, figure captions, formulas, etc.

The font Times New Roman, font size 12, at least 2 cm margin on the left, right, top and bottom, and line spacing of 1.5. must be used.

The number of characters must be stated at the end of the project description.

References / bibliography must be uploaded as a separate appendix under “Additional appendices” in CF-Grant.

Curriculum Vitae
CV for the main applicant as well as CVs for all the named researchers in the research group must be uploaded.

Each CV must not exceed two A4 pages.

The exact employment date of the main applicant must be specified in the CV.

List of publications
List of publications for the main applicant for the last five years as well as lists of publications for the named researchers in the research group must be uploaded.

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

Short description of the research group and its organization
A short description of the research group and its organization must be uploaded including an explanation of the expected composition of the research group, diversity and gender balance.

If relevant: Salary confirmation
A salary confirmation signed by the host institution certifying the accuracy of the salary(ies) applied for must be uploaded using the Carlsberg Foundation template.

If relevant: Quotes on instruments, register data, etc.
Quotes on instruments, register data, etc., must be uploaded.

If relevant: National/international Network
A specification of proposed activities (such as travels, meetings, symposia, conferences, etc.) and their costs in relation to establishing a national and/or international research network must be uploaded.

Application requirements:

The application must be submitted through CF-Grant (application system)

The following appendices must be uploaded with the application in pdf format (please note that other formats are not accepted):



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