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, the New Carlsberg Foundation and the Tuborg Foundation are targeting extraordinary grants that can mobilize and support researchers, art museums and civil society in the scientific, economic and human efforts at a time when society is challenged by the COVID-19 epidemic.
What role did our homes play during the corona crisis? And what have we read while society was shut down? These questions will now be further examined by Professor Mette Birkedal Bruun and Professor Tina Jane Lupton, both from the University of Copenhagen, who both receive grants from the Carlsberg Foundation. The grants are awarded as part of the Carlsberg Foundation's special corona effort, which now includes five research projects focusing on Covid-19-related issues.
During the past months, a Danish team of researchers led by Professor Ali Salanti have worked relentlessly to develop a vaccine against COVID-19. The researchers, supported by the Carlsberg Foundation, among others, have now tested the vaccine on mice with promising results. They hope to be able to start clinical trials in humans before the end of the year.
Professor Michael Bang Petersen is awarded an additional grant of DKK 2.4 million to his Semper Ardens project “HOPE – How Democracies Cope with COVID19 – A Data-Driven Approach” to be allocated to day-to-day data collection. The data will be transferred to Statens Serum Institut for use in models of the spread of infection based on, among other, populational behavior.
On the occasion of the 80th birthday of Queen Margrethe on 16 April and the 90th birthday of former Icelandic President Vigdís Finnbogadóttir on April 15 this year, the Carlsberg Foundation establishes a Danish-Icelandic research center in collaboration with Icelandic authorities.
The Carlsberg Foundation and the Novo Nordisk Foundation donate a total of DKK 17.5 million to emergency production of ethanol for disinfectants during the COVID-19 crisis to ensure that there is sufficient ethanol for disinfectants in Denmark.
Due to the Corona crisis, the Carlsberg Foundation will in general approve requests for an extension of the grant period and postponement of reporting deadlines as a result of COVID-19. Please see the message below from the Chairman of the Carlsberg Foundation, Professor Flemming Besenbacher.
As a direct result of the spread of the Corona virus and the acute health crisis in Denmark and the rest of the world, the Carlsberg Foundation is grants DKK 25 million to a new Semper Ardens project to investigate behavior in both the public space and on social media.
The Carlsberg Foundation provides emergency research funding for the development of methods for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of SARS-CoV-2 infections. The research will provide new, important knowledge about viruses and their properties and equip the world to better cope with future viral epidemics which potentially could be the cause of even more deaths followed by social and economic disaster than what we are witnessing at the moment with the current pandemic.
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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.