Carlsberg Foundation Distinguished Fellowships | Carlsbergfondet

Application guideline

Carlsberg Foundation Distinguished Fellowships

The Carlsberg Foundation offers a number of one-to-three-year fellowships for outstanding newly appointed associate professors or tenure-track assistant professors with international experience to establish an independent research group or environment, including the acquisition of research infrastructure (equipment, register data, etc.) and the formation of national/international networks.


The application system is open
1 September - 1 October

At the time of application, the applicant cannot be more than two years into his/her tenured position; assistant professors on tenure track are also eligible. Any periods of leave will be accepted as extensions of this time limit (maternity leave, parental leave, sick or family care leave, military service, humanitarian aid work, etc.).

The maximum grant amount is DKK 4,500,000.

The application may cover salaries for postdocs and PhD students. It is, however, a condition that enrolment of the PhD student at a Danish doctoral school ('PhD school') is guaranteed.

Application requirements:

The application must be submitted through Webfond (application system)

The following appendices must be attached to 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 organisation (if relevant)
  • Salary budget (if relevant)
  • Quotes on instruments, register data, etc. (if relevant)
  • National/international Network (if relevant)

Project description
The project description must not exceed two A4 pages (all included).

Curriculum Vitae
The CV (with photo) must not exceed three A4 pages.

List of publications
Senior researchers can limit their list of publications to the last five years.

An itemised budget for the amount applied for must be provided by filling in the Carlsberg Foundation’s budget template.

If relevant: Short description of the research group and its organisation

If relevant: Salary budget
Along with the budget, please attach a separate salary confirmation signed by the host institution, certifying the accuracy of the salary applied for.

If relevant: Quotes on instruments, register data, etc.
Quotes on instruments, register data, etc. should be attached to the application.

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