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 order to promote diversity in Danish research, the Carlsberg Foundation recognizes that in certain  cases, e.g. for family and personal reasons (e.g. family ties, illness, etc.) it may be challenging for a postdoctoral fellow to spend a full uninterrupted period of two years abroad. In these special cases, after a dialogue with the postdoctoral fellow, the Foundation will allow a certain degree of flexibility with respect to how the stay abroad is planned. The applicant must explain these circumstances in the “Other comments” field in the application form.

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 three years of experience at the time of application since obtaining their PhD degree are not eligible. Any periods of leave will be accepted as extensions of this time limit (maternity leave, paternity leave, family care leave, illness, military service, etc.)

The Carlsberg Foundation Internationalisation Fellowships are only awarded to PhDs with previous strong connection to Danish research.

If the applicant has not yet obtained a PhD degree by 1 October, a copy of the assessment of the PhD thesis must be submitted by e-mail to: no later than 1 November.

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

DKK 350,000 per year if the grantee is travelling alone.

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

In cases when the grantee plans to move to an extremely expensive location, it is possible to apply for up to an extra DKK 60,000 per year to cover extra high rent and living expenses.

If the project is granted, the Carlsberg Foundation offers a session with a tax expert, free of charge, to those grant holders who need professional advice on how they can expect to be taxed during their stay abroad and how to fill in their tax forms.

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
  • Recommendation from the PhD supervisor
  • Recommendations

Project description
The project description must not exceed two A4 pages.

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

List of publications
Senior researchers are asked to list publications from the last five years.

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.

Recommendation from the PhD supervisor 
The applicant must submit a recommendation from her/his PhD supervisor.

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