FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

General

Internationalisation Fellowships

Reintegration Fellowship

Semper Ardens: Accelerate, Accomplish, Advance

Research Infrastructure

Conferences

After submission of the application


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What is a “strong connection to Danish research”?

The Carlsberg Foundation only supports scientific activities with a strong connection to Danish research, as specified in the Charter of the Foundation, Sect. 9.1. The board of the Carlsberg Foundation interprets this to mean that the applicant may, for example:

  • hold a degree from a Danish research institute and subsequently have been employed at a Danish research institute; or
  • through personal or family relations be strongly connected to Danish research; or
  • possess so strong and demonstrated ties to Danish research that even if the applicant moves abroad to conduct research, e.g., in connection with an internationalization fellowship, the applicant intends to return to Danish research upon the completion of their stay.

These examples are not exhaustive. It is ultimately up to the board of the Carlsberg Foundation to decide whether a connection is considered strong or not.

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Can the application / appendixes exceed the required length when there are multiple applicants?

No. The requirements for the length of the application are described in the guidelines regardless of the number of applicants.

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Can I submit more than one application in the same call?

No. 

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Can I apply for more than one type of funding instrument in the same call?

No.

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Is there an earliest or latest start date for the project?

Spring Call: The earliest start date is 1 August, and the latest start date is 1 January the following year. *Except Visiting Fellowships at University of Oxford. Check the guidelines for further information. 

Autumn Call: The earliest start date is 1 January, and the latest start date is 1 September. *Except Semper Ardens: Advance and Visiting Fellowships at University of Oxford. Check the guidelines for further information. 

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I have not yet obtained my PhD at the time of the application deadline. Can I still apply?

The applicant must hold a PhD degree or obtain their PhD degree before the grant period start date.

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I wish to apply for an Internationalisation Fellowship. Can I also apply for operating expenses?

No, the Internationalisation Fellowships are granted as fixed rates. 

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I wish to apply for an Internationalisation Fellowship. Are there any requirements to what the Carlsberg Foundation considers leading international research institutions?

Please see the international university rankings, for example: Times Higher Education World University Ranking, Shanghai Ranking (ARWU) and CWTS Leiden Ranking.

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Can I continue living in Denmark on an internationalisation fellowship?

The Carlsberg Foundation expects that the applicant will take up residence in the country where the international research institution is located during the period of the fellowship. This implies, that the board only in rare cases support particularly strong grant applications for international institutions located near Denmark, for example Lund University.

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What is understood by “affiliated to the research institution where the project is to be carried out”?

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. In case of doubt, the Board will make the final decision.

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Do I qualify for the Reintegration Fellowship having obtained my PhD abroad and does this count as a research stay?

In order to qualify for the Reintegration Fellowship, the applicant must be a postdoc returning to Denmark after a longer research stay abroad. Obtaining your PhD abroad does not qualify as a research stay.

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What are the requirements for a ”tenured” position?

Applicants in tenured positions, financed by external funding will not be eligible to apply for the three Semper Ardens instruments. Furthermore, the applicant must be in a tenured position at a Danish research institution.

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Can a Professor MSO apply for this instrument?

No, the applicant must be full professor to be qualified to apply.

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I have previously been employed as Professor MSO but was made full professor last year. Should the period as Professor MSO be included when calculating the maximum period required to apply?

No, the period as Professor MSO should not be included in the calculation.

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I have been employed at a foreign university as professor. Does this period count when calculating the maximum period required to apply?

Yes.

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What is meant by “establishing corpora”?

To build ones’ corpus is used within the humanities, and it refers to building a text corpus (a collection of mechanically readable texts, serving a specific purpose).

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Should I include VAT in my budget, when applying for funding for research infrastructure?

If the administrator is a state institution, VAT should not be included in the budget.

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Is it possible to apply for fees, gifts for presenters and post-conference dinners/activities?

No.

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Is it possible to apply for funding for a conference held abroad?

No.

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Do I get a confirmation that my application has been received?

Yes, shortly after you have submitted your application, you will receive an e-mail with a confirmation that the Carlsberg Foundation has received your application.

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Will I be able to see my application as an assembled PDF file?

You will be able to view your application as a complete PDF file in CF-Grant.

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I have submitted my application, but I have discovered an error. Can I submit a new application?

For applications submitted under the ordinary call, applicants can edit the application until the application deadline. 

For applications submitted under the continuous call, applicants cannot edit the application after it has been submitted. Instead, the applicant must submit a new application.

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