Carlsberg Foundation Visiting Fellowships at University of Oxford | Carlsbergfondet

Carlsberg Foundation Visiting Fellowships at University of Oxford

Application guidelines

Two-year postdoctoral visiting fellowships at the University of Oxford.

Deadline:

1 October at 4 pm.

The aim of the visiting fellowships is to provide the most promising Danish research talents with experience from an elite university which they can later apply in Denmark to the benefit of Danish research and their own future career.

The Foundation has made an agreement with Linacre College at the University of Oxford such that the Carlsberg Foundation Visiting Fellows become Junior Research Fellows of the College and can contribute to the academic excellence of the College, irrespective of the collegial or departmental association of their supervisor. This gives them the opportunity to attend seminars and access to the facilities of the College, such as the library, choir, gym, sports and meals, the latter however at their own cost.

Applicants are encouraged to contact Professor Morten Kringelbach, University of Oxford, morten.kringelbach@psych.ox.ac.uk, for assistance on identifying a suitable research group or environment for the project.

To be eligible to apply for a Carlsberg Foundation Visiting Fellowship at the University of Oxford, the applicant must hold a PhD or must have submitted the PhD thesis before 1 October. Applicants with more than three 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, paternity leave, family care leave, illness, military service, etc.)

The Carlsberg Foundation Visiting Fellowships at the University of Oxford are only awarded to PhDs with previous strong connection to Danish research.

If the applicant has not yet obtained a PhD degree by 1 October, a copy of the assessment of the PhD thesis must be submitted by e-mail to: carlsbergfoundation@carlsbergfoundation.dk no later than 1 November.

The application must be submitted in English.

The Carlsberg Foundation Visiting Fellowships at University of Oxford are generally tax-free in Denmark, and amount to:

DKK 350,000 per year if the grant holder is travelling alone

DKK 425,000 per year if the grant holder is travelling with children.

It is not possible to apply for funding in excess of the fixed rates.

If the project is granted, the Carlsberg Foundation offers a session with a tax expert, free of charge, to those grant holders who need professional advice on how they can expect to be taxed during their stay abroad and how to fill in their tax forms.

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
  • Housing commitment from the host institution
  • Recommendation from the PhD supervisor 
  • Recommendations

Project description
The project description must not exceed two A4 pages.

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

List of publications
Senior researchers are asked to list publications from the last five years.

Budget
A budget for the amount applied for must be provided by filling in the Carlsberg Foundation budget template.

Housing commitment from the host institution 
The applicant must submit a confirmation from the appropriate Department at the University of Oxford that it will provide adequate workplace and facilities during the research stay.

Recommendation from the PhD supervisor 
The applicant must submit a recommendation from her/his PhD supervisor.

Recommendations
The applicant may attach up to three recommendations to the application or send them separately to carlsbergfoundation@carlsbergfoundation.dk no later than 1 October.