Carlsberg Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship at The Danish Institute at Athens | Carlsbergfondet

Application guideline

Carlsberg Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship at The Danish Institute at Athens

The Carlsberg Foundation offers one postdoctoral grant for a three-year stay at the Danish Institute at Athens for research within archaeology, history, languages, literature, visual art, architecture and cultural traditions in Greece and the Mediterranean countries. The regular workplace will be the Danish Institute at Athens although shorter stays outside of Athens can be accepted.


The application system is open
1 September - 1 October

The postdoctoral fellow is expected to accept light ad hoc duties at the Danish Institute in connection with conferences, symposia, teaching, publications, etc.

In order to be eligible to apply for the Carlsberg Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Danish Institute at Athens, the applicant must hold a PhD or must have submitted the PhD thesis before 1 October. Applicants with more than five years of experience since obtaining their PhD degree are not 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.).

If, at the time of application, the applicant has not yet obtained a PhD degree, a copy of the assessment of the PhD thesis must be submitted to the Carlsberg Foundation by e-mail ( no later than 15 November at noon.

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):

  • Project description
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of publications
  • Budget
  • Salary budget
  • Housing commitment from the hosting institution
  • Recommendations

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.

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

The Carlsberg Foundation covers general operating expenses with DKK 2,000 per month.

Operating expenses are at the postdoctoral grant holder’s disposal to cover conferences, study trips, etc. Operating expenses must not be used to cover overhead costs and administration fees.

Housing commitment from the hosting institution
The applicant must submit a confirmation from the hosting institution that it will provide adequate workplace facilities during the stay.

The applicant may attach up to three recommendations to the application.