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 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.

Continuous Call

The following types of funding can be applied for throughout the year.

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.

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