Carlsberg Foundation is one of the world’s oldest industrial foundations. Here,
ambitious brewing enterprise blossoms side by side with research and support
for the finest science, art and culture. The Foundation’s Chairman is not just
head of the Carlsberg Foundation, but also Chairman of the Supervisory board of
Carlsberg A/S. It has been this way since 1876, when Brewer J.C. Jacobsen
established the Carlsberg Foundation.
Foundation supports visionary and innovative basic scientific research. Research
that makes us smarter, addresses global challenges, produces growth and welfare,
and is universally beneficial. That is how it has been ever since 1876, when the
Foundation was established by J.C. Jacobsen.
The Carlsberg Foundation awards research grants to 134 excellent researchers. The grants are awarded to young researchers moving ahead in their career and to young newly appointed Associate Professors with exceptional visionary research ideas and research projects. The Carlsberg Foundation has thus allocated a total of DKK 400 million to Danish basic research in 2019.
As the first Danish foundation, the Carlsberg Foundation has decided to reimburse additional costs to the universities when a research fellow supported by the foundation takes maternity leave.
The Carlsberg Foundation’s Research Prize 2019 has been awarded to Mikael Rask Madsen, professor of European law and integration at the University of Copenhagen, and Thomas Kiørboe, professor of ocean ecology at the Technical University of Denmark.
The Carlsberg Foundation has appointed the successor to Karsten Ohrt, who earlier this year stood down as Chairman of the board of the New Carlsberg Foundation. The new Chairman will be Christine Buhl Andersen, who is currently Director of the New Carlsberg Glyptotek.
Professor Jens Nielsen receives the Emil Christian Hansen Gold Medal for his seminal work on Yeast Metabolic Engineering and Systems Biology. The medal will be presented this evening at the 29th International Conference on Yeast Genetics and Molecular Biology in Gothenburg, Sweden.
The Carlsberg Foundation has issued its Call for Applications 2019, including a new elite postdoc programme at the University of Oxford as well as reintegration fellowships for postdocs who have been working at a foreign research institution and want to return to Denmark to continue their careers at a Danish university.
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The Carlsberg family comprises a global brewing group, three grant-awarding foundations, two internationally acclaimed museums and a ground-breaking international research laboratory. The Carlsberg Foundation is the parent foundation for the Carlsberg family.