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Visiting Fellowships at University of Oxford

Application guidelines

Two-year postdoctoral Visiting Fellowships at the University of Oxford.
CALL OPENS: 30 June 2023

Deadline: 1 October 2023
Recurring call
Next call is expected 30 June 2023

The aim of the visiting fellowships is to provide the most promising Danish research talents with experience from an elite university which they can later apply in Denmark to the benefit of Danish research and their own future career.

The foundation has made an agreement with Linacre College at the University of Oxford such that the visiting fellows become junior research fellows of the college and can contribute to the academic excellence of the college, irrespective of the collegial or departmental association of their supervisor. This gives them the opportunity to attend seminars and access to the facilities of the college, such as the library, choir, gym, sports and meals, the latter however at their own cost.

Applicants are encouraged to contact Professor Morten Kringelbach, University of Oxford,, for assistance on identifying a suitable research group or environment for the project.

To be eligible to apply for a Visiting Fellowship at the University of Oxford, the applicant must hold a PhD or must have received the final assessment of the PhD thesis.

The PhD degree must have been obtained from a Danish research institution.

Applicants with more than three 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, 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 research institution where the project is to be carried out cannot apply for these fellowships.

The applicant will be expected to take up residence in the UK during the period of the fellowship.

The application must be submitted in English.

The start date for the Spring Call is 1 October and for the Autumn call is 1 April. No exemption is given.

The Visiting Fellowships at University of Oxford are generally tax-free in Denmark, and amount to:

DKK 450,000 per year if the applicant is travelling alone
DKK 525,000 per year if the applicant is travelling with children.

It is not possible to apply for funding in excess of the fixed rates.

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 CF-Grant (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 and list of publications
  • Budget
  • Housing commitment from the host institution
  • Recommendations
  • If relevant: Copy of the final assessment of the PhD thesis

Project description
The project description must not exceed two A4 pages (including figures, tables, etc.). The two A4 pages must not exceed 6,000 characters including spaces, figure captions, formulas, etc. 

References/ bibliography must be added in direct continuation of the project description.

The font Times New Roman, font size 12, at least 2 cm margin on the left, right, top and bottom, and line spacing of 1.5. must be used.

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. 

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

Curriculum Vitae and list of publications 
The CV must not exceed two A4 pages.
The exact PhD date must be specified in the CV. 

A list of publications must be uploaded, in the same pdf document as the CV. 

A budget for the fixed rate applied for must be uploaded using the Carlsberg Foundation budget template. It is not necessary to itemise the expenses in the budget.

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.

Up to three recommendations may be uploaded or sent separately to no later than 1 April.

If relevant: Copy of the final assessment of the PhD thesis
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. Only relevant if the PhD degree has not yet been obtained.

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

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