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Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Danish Institute in Rome

Application guidelines

A two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Danish Institute in Rome to conduct research within the humanities, social sciences and/or natural sciences.
CALL CLOSED

Call opens: 31 January 2025
Deadline: 1 April 2025, 16.00
The guidelines have been updated June 2023.

Purpose

This fellowship is for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Danish Institute in Rome to conduct research within the humanities, social sciences and/or natural sciences.

The postdoctoral fellow is expected to accept light ad hoc duties at the Danish Institute in Rome in connection with conferences, symposia, teaching, publications, etc.

The regular workplace will be the Danish Institute in Rome although shorter stays outside of Rome can be accepted.

Who can apply

To be eligible to apply for a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Danish Institute in Rome, the applicant must hold a PhD degree or must have received the final assessment of the PhD thesis.

The applicant must have demonstrated a strong connection to Danish research (see FAQ for a definition).

Applicants who, at the time of application, have more than five years’ experience 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 exact PhD date must be specified in the CV.

Applicants who are already affiliated to the Danish Institute in Rome cannot apply for this fellowship.

What can be applied for

Th Carlsberg Foundation covers the fellow’s full salary and operating expenses of DKK 5,000 per month.

Operating expenses are at the postdoctoral fellow’s disposal to cover conferences, study trips, and so on, and cannot be used to cover overhead costs and administration fees.

Application requirements:

The application must be submitted through CF-Grant (application system)

Please note that failure to comply with the following requirements will result in an administrative rejection of the application.

The application must be written in English using Times New Roman, font size 12, margins on the left, right, top and bottom of at least 2 cm and line spacing of 1.5. The following appendices, and only these, must be uploaded with the application in PDF format (please note that other formats are not accepted):

Required documents:

  • Project description
  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of publications
  • Budget
  • Salary confirmation
  • Recommendations

If relevant to the application (see explanation below)

  • Copy of the final assessment of the PhD thesis

Project description
The project description must not exceed 6,000 characters (including spaces, figure captions, formulas and such like) and must not exceed two A4 pages (including figures, tables and such like, but excluding references). Any references or bibliography must be added in direct continuation of the project description.

The project description must include the innovative scientific quality of the project compared to the applicant’s PhD project, as well as how the project contributes to the applicant’s scientific career development.

Budget
An itemised budget for the amount applied for must be uploaded using the Carlsberg Foundation budget template.

Curriculum vitae and list of publications
The CV must not exceed two A4 pages. The exact PhD date must be specified in the CV. Do not include picture, home address, family information, CPR no., date of birth, or gender.

A list of publications must be uploaded in the same PDF file as the CV.

The list of publications must only include research that has been published or accepted for publication. The name of the applicant must be in bold font and the order of authors must be indicated exactly as listed in the original publication. All co-authors must be mentioned. If, however, the number of authors exceeds 10, it is sufficient to list the first 10.

The list of publications must be chronologically arranged and divided into the following categories:

  1. Peer-reviewed publications:
  • Articles
  • Monographs
  • Peer-reviewed papers published in conference proceedings
  • Book chapters
  • Anthologies
  1. Non-peer-reviewed publications, for example
  • Articles
  • Monographs
  • Book chapters
  • Anthologies
  1. Patent references for patents obtained or applied for that are relevant to the applicant's research. Any patent references should be included in the list of publications on equal terms with scientific articles.

Links to external materials may be included but will not be considered in the evaluation of the application. If an h-index is included in the list of publications, it must be clarified how the index was calculated.

Salary confirmation
A salary confirmation signed by the Danish Institute in Rome certifying the accuracy of the salary applied for must be uploaded using the Carlsberg Foundation template. 

Recommendations
Between one and three recommendations must be uploaded or sent separately to cfgrant@carlsbergfoundation.dk no later than 1 April.

Copy of the final assessment of the PhD thesis (where relevant)
If the PhD degree has not yet been obtained, a copy of the final assessment of the PhD thesis must be uploaded. The final assessment of the PhD thesis should be the written statement from the three members of the committee at your PhD defence.


Please note: The foundation reserves the right to make adjustments to the criteria.



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