Carlsberg Foundation Internationalisation Fellowships

Application guidelines


1 October at 4 pm.

Through its Internationalisation Fellowships the Carlsberg Foundation wishes to promote the internationalisation of Danish talents and talent development in Danish research.

These fellowships are awarded to outstanding PhDs for a two-year research stay at a leading international research institution outside Denmark. In exceptional cases – the nature of which must be clearly specified in the application – an applicant can apply for a shorter stay.

Postdoctoral Fellows who have already received a grant for the first year of their project are eligible to apply for the second year.

To be eligible for the Carlsberg Foundation Internationalisation Fellowship, the applicant must hold a PhD or must have submitted the PhD thesis before 1 October. Applicants with more than five years of experience since obtaining their PhD degree are not eligible. Any periods of leave will be accepted as extensions of this time limit (maternity leave, parental leave, sick or family care leave, military service, humanitarian aid work, etc.).

The Carlsberg Foundation Internationalisation Fellowships are not awarded to PhDs without any previous strong connection to Denmark or Danish research.

If, at the time of application, the applicant has not yet obtained a PhD degree, a copy of the assessment of the PhD thesis must be submitted to the Carlsberg Foundation by e-mail: no later than 14 November at noon.

The Carlsberg Foundation Internationalisation Fellowships are generally tax-free in Denmark, and amount to:

DKK 350,000 per year if the grant holder is travelling without children

DKK 425,000 per year if the grant holder is travelling with children.

Application requirements:

The application must be submitted through Webfond (application system)

The following appendices must be uploaded with the application in pdf format (please note that other formats are not accepted):

  • Project description
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of publications
  • Budget
  • Housing commitment from the hosting institution
  • Recommendations

Project description
The project description must not exceed two A4 pages (all included).

Curriculum Vitae
The CV (with photo if possible) must not exceed three A4 pages.

List of publications

A budget for the amount applied for must be provided by filling in the Carlsberg Foundation budget template.

Housing commitment from the hosting institution 
The applicant must submit a confirmation from the hosting institution that it will provide adequate workplace facilities during the stay.

The applicant may attach up to three recommendations to the application.