Queen Ingrid’s Roman Foundation

Queen Ingrid lays the foundation for the Danish Cultural Institute in Rome. Photo: Allan Moe, Scanpix

In 1959, Her Majesty Queen Ingrid, at that time honorary president of the Danish Institute in Rome, established Queen Ingrid’s Roman Foundation in order to promote Danish appreciation of Rome, which occupied a special place in her heart. A specific objective of the Foundation has always been to provide funds for the Danish Institute in Rome to strengthen cultural and artistic ties between Denmark and Italy.

Every six months, Queen Ingrid’s Roman Foundation makes funds available to the Institute’s Board for scholarship awards, purchases relating to scholarship research, study excursions and library acquisitions. The Foundation does not grant funds for the actual running of the Institute and does not invite applications for funding.

The purpose of the scholarships is to enable researchers within all fields of science and artists within all branches of art (pictorial art, design, architecture, music, literature, etc.) to undertake scientific or artistic studies in Rome.

The scholarships of DKK 9,000 per month are generally awarded to applicants who have little or no other income during their period of study in Rome. Applications may also be made for travel grants and for non-scholarship stays at the Institute.

Further information on scholarships awarded by the Danish Institute in Rome and the application procedure can be found here