Current calls and guidelines

The Carlsberg Foundation supports excellent basic research at the highest international level in the fields of natural science, social science and the humanities, carried out by Danish researchers and foreign researchers with a pre-established connection to Danish research institutions.

Deadline:

1 October at 4 pm.

The Carlsberg Foundation gives high priority to ground-breaking new developments in Danish research as well as internationalisation of research talents and succession planning.

In the evaluation of applications, the Carlsberg Foundation favours visionary research projects with high potential.

Furthermore, the Carlsberg Foundation is focused on promoting gender diversity in Danish research. We adopt a holistic view of each applicant’s qualifications and invite all qualified researchers to apply, encouraging in particular qualified female researchers to do so. This means that during the evaluation of applications, the Foundation considers several quantitative as well as qualitative criteria.

In the long term, the Carlsberg Foundation aims to achieve a qualified equal gender distribution among its grantees.


Ordinary Call

Carlsberg Foundation Internationalisation Fellowships
Two-year postdoctoral fellowships for outstanding PhDs for a research stay at a leading international institution.

Carlsberg Foundation Visiting Fellowships at University of Oxford
Two-year postdoctoral visiting fellowships at the University of Oxford.

Carlsberg Foundation Reintegration Fellowships
Two to three-year postdoctoral fellowships at Danish research institutions after a Carlsberg Foundation Internationalisation Fellowship or an otherwise funded research stay abroad.

Carlsberg Foundation Young Researcher Fellowships
Grants for outstanding newly appointed tenured associate professors to establish an independent research group or research environment, including the acquisition of research infrastructure (equipment, register data, etc.) and the formation of national/international networks.

Carlsberg Foundation Monograph Fellowships
One-year full-time fellowships for leading, visionary researchers within the humanities or social sciences with a project aimed at producing a ground-breaking monograph or advanced Danish doctoral dissertation.

Research Infrastructure
Grants for equipment, register data, databases, etc.

Field Trips / Research Stays at Foreign Institutions
Grants for field trips or research stays at leading international research institutions with a budget exceeding DKK 100,000.

HM Queen Margrethe II’s Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Danish Academy in Rome
One or two postdoctoral fellowships for a one to two-year stay at the Danish Academy in Rome for research within the humanities, social sciences and/or natural sciences.

HM Queen Margrethe II’s and Vigdís Finnbogadóttir’s Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Ocean, Climate and Society
This project is a collaboration between and co-sponsored by the Carlsberg Foundation and The Icelandic Centre for Research (Rannis) (www.rannis.is

  • Five two-year postdoctoral fellowships within the natural sciences focusing specifically on using molecular proxies to unravel historical climate-ecosystem relationships on land and in the ocean and mapping relationships between climate conditions and the marine biosphere in the Anthropocene; on identifying climate induced changes in ocean processes; and on using tephra chronology to establish robust age models for marine and terrestrial sediment cores.
  • Three two-year postdoctoral fellowships within the humanities and social sciences focusing specifically on the ocean and the implications of climate change for Icelandic culture and social life.

The postdoctoral projects are linked to the research plan for “HM Queen Margrethe II’s and Vigdís Finnbogadóttir’s Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Ocean, Climate and Society”. For a more detailed description read the project description.


Continuous Call

The following grants can be applied for throughout the year.

Conferences
Grants for arranging international conferences in Denmark.

Field Trips / Research Stays at Foreign Institutions
Grants for field trips or research stays at leading international research institutions with a budget not exceeding DKK 100,000.

Publication
Grants for the publication of monographs based on research supported by the Carlsberg Foundation.


Evaluation

The Carlsberg Foundation gives high priority to groundbreaking new developments in Danish research as well as internationalisation of research talents and succession planning. 
In the evaluation of applications, the foundation will generally adopt a holistic view of the qualifications of the individual applicant and favour visionary research projects with a high potential.


The Carlsberg Foundation does not support: 

  • Clinical and technical research
  • Non-scientific staff
  • Overhead costs