Carlsberg Foundation is one of the world’s oldest enterprise foundations. Here,
ambitious brewing enterprise blossoms side by side with research and support
for the finest science, art and culture. Since 1977, the Chairman of the
Carlsberg Foundations has also been Chairman of the Supervisory Board of
Carlsberg A/S. From 2022 the Chair of the Foundation has become the Deputy
Chair of the Supervisory Board of Carlsberg A/S.
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 almost DKK 17 million to 18 postdoctoral researchers for research stays at international universities and research institutions with the aim of strengthening opportunities to build international collaborations and networks to the benefit of their future career and for Danish research in general.
With two new open calls, the Carlsberg Foundation is inviting scientists and professional communicators to apply for funding for the communication of science and research. The funds are being offered through Carlsberg Mindelegat and a brand-new pool specifically for science communication. The latter will allow applicants to apply for up to DKK 3 million for major communication programmes. In future, the Carlsberg Foundation will issue half-yearly calls for applications to both Carlsberg Mindelegat and the Science Communication instrument.
As of 1 January 2024, the Carlsberg Foundation will have a new member of its board of directors. Kim Ryholt, professor of Egyptology at the University of Copenhagen, will take over from professor Carl Bache, who has been a board member since 2014 and will step down at the end of the year having reached the stipulated age limit for board members.
Ten leading researchers affiliated with Danish research institutions have been awarded a total of DKK 179 million in grants under the Carlsberg Foundation’s Semper Ardens: Advance programme. The grants are to fund projects in fields as diverse as entrepreneurship, quantum mechanics, artificial intelligence and the human memory.
Many of Denmark’s leading researchers have today been awarded research grants by the Carlsberg Foundation. In total, the Foundation has approved funding of DKK 400 million, including DKK 124 million for research projects in the humanities and social sciences, and DKK 108 million for ground-breaking research in the natural sciences. In addition, the Foundation has earmarked around DKK 170 million for a number of Semper Ardens: Advance grants to be announced separately at the beginning of 2023.
As a helping hand for humanities research, which has long been under pressure from cutbacks, the Carlsberg Foundation will be donating DKK 90 million to the humanities faculties at Danish universities over the next three years.
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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.