Current calls and guidelines

Deadline:

1 October at 4 pm.

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 strong connection to Danish research institutions.

The Carlsberg Foundation gives high priority to ground-breaking new developments in Danish research as well as internationalisation of research talents in accordance with the strategy of the foundation. The Carlsberg Foundation has a special emphasis on developing the next generation of researchers.

Read The Carlsberg Foundation strategy

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.

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


Ordinary Call

The Carlsberg Foundation supports excellent research and offers the following types of funding:

Carlsberg Foundation Internationalisation Fellowships
Two-year postdoctoral fellowships for 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-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
Three-year fellowships for 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.

From 2022 the Carlsberg Foundation will announce two annual calls for the following types of funding with application deadline 1 April and 1 October:

  • Carlsberg Foundation Internationalisation Fellowships
  • Carlsberg Foundation Visiting Fellowships at University of Oxford

Continuous Call

The following types of funding 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.


The Carlsberg Foundation does not support: 

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