Current calls and guidelines

The Carlsberg Foundation Call 2020 will be announced 10 August 2020.

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 environments.

To promote diversity in Danish research the Carlsberg Foundation encourages all qualified researchers to apply, regardless of gender.

Continuous Call

Instrument that can be applied for year round.

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.

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

Ordinary Call

The Carlsberg Foundation Call 2020 will be announced 10 August 2020.


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