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Reintegration Fellowships

Application guidelines

Two-year postdoctoral fellowships at Danish research institutions for postdoctoral fellows subsequent to an Internationalisation Fellowship from the Carlsberg Foundation or another research stay abroad.

Call opens: 30 June 2024
Deadline: 1 October 2024, 16.00
The guidelines have been updated June 2023.


Reintegration fellowships are two-year postdoctoral fellowships at Danish research institutions for postdoctoral fellows subsequent to an internationalisation fellowship from the Carlsberg Foundation or another research stay abroad.

Who can apply

These fellowships are awarded to postdoctoral fellows who wish to establish research activities in Denmark after a research stay abroad. As a general rule, only applicants who are currently abroad are eligible to apply for this fellowship.

Applicants with 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 and so on). The exact PhD date must be specified in the CV.

Reintegration fellowships are only awarded to postdoctoral fellows with a strong connection to Danish research and a previous research stay abroad.

What can be applied for

The 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 such like, and cannot be used to cover overhead costs and administration fees.

Where there are special operating expenses related to the project, an additional DKK 60,000 can be applied for, provided that the expenses are specified in the budget form. These may include, but are not limited to, laboratory access or procurement of instruments or apparatus.

The earliest start date is 1 January, and the latest start date is 1 September.   

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):

  • Project description
  • Budget
  • Curriculum vitae and list of publications
  • Housing commitment from the host institution
  • Recommendations

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.

The project description must also include a description of the scientific environment in which the project will be carried out, including an account of why the chosen environment is well suited to the proposed activities from the applicant’s professional and career perspective.

Furthermore, a description of the connection to Danish research must be included.

An itemised budget for the amount applied for must be uploaded using the Carlsberg Foundation budget template, including a justification of the budget items.

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

A list of publications for the main applicant from the last five years 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.

Housing commitment from the host institution 
A confirmation from the hosting institution that it will provide adequate workplace facilities during the stay must be uploaded.

Between one and three recommendations must be uploaded or sent separately to no later than the application deadline.

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

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