Expression of interest: Carlsberg Foundation 'Semper Ardens' Research Projects | Carlsbergfondet

Application guideline

Expression of interest: Carlsberg Foundation 'Semper Ardens' Research Projects

The Carlsberg Foundation intends to award a small number of grants to carry out visionary 'Semper Ardens' projects aimed at cross-scientific breakthroughs and/or high-risk/high-gain research and therefore invites expressions of interest. Emphasis will be put on projects where the applicants venture into new scientific territory.


The application system is open
1 September - 1 October

On the basis of the expressions of interest received, the board of the Carlsberg Foundation will invite a few applicants to present their projects. Following this presentation, each applicant will be informed of whether the board encourages the applicant to submit a full application.

The main applicant must be an internationally recognised professor with a 'Semper Ardens' (passionate, always burning) approach to research.

Application requirements:

The application must be submitted through Webfond (application system)

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

  • Expression of interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of publications
  • Budget outline

Expression of interest
The expression of interest must not exceed two A4 pages (all included).

Curriculum Vitae
CVs (with photo) must not exceed one A4 page.

List of publications
List of publications for the last five years.

Budget outline
A budget outline for the amount applied for must be provided (there is no formal template)