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Spring Call 2023: Apply for Carlsberg Foundation postdoctoral fellowships

The Carlsberg Foundation today announces its Spring Call 2023. Applications are invited for Internationalisation Fellowships at leading research institutions outside Denmark, Visiting Fellowships at the University of Oxford, and Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Danish Institutes in Rome and Athens. The application deadline is 1 April 2023.

These postdoctoral fellowships are all aimed at helping young scholars head out into international research environments and pursue groundbreaking research ideas. They are also intended to promote the internationalisation of Danish research and strengthen the new generation of researchers in general.

Research abroad

Internationalisation Fellowships are aimed at applicants wishing to spend an uninterrupted period of one to two years at a research institution outside Denmark. Flexibility in the length of the fellowships has been introduced because we recognise that family commitments and personal reasons can make it a challenge to spend a full two years abroad.

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Visiting Fellowships at the University of Oxford are aimed at applicants wishing to spend two years conducting research at one of Europe’s elite universities which they can build on back in Denmark to the benefit of Danish research and their own careers.

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To be eligible for these fellowships, applicants must hold a PhD or have had their PhD thesis accepted for defence. The fellowships are available only to applicants who can document an existing strong connection to Danish research.

Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Danish Institutes in Rome and Athens

The Carlsberg Foundation is also inviting applications for two postdoctoral fellowships at the Danish Institutes in Rome and Athens.

The first is a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Danish Institute in Rome for research in the humanities, social sciences and/or natural sciences. Applicants must have received a PhD from a Danish research institution and have had no more than five years’ research experience since.

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The second is a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Danish Institute at Athens for research in archaeology, history, language, literature, visual art, architecture or cultural traditions in Greece and other Mediterranean countries. Again, applicants must have received a PhD from a Danish research institution and have had no more than five years’ research experience since.

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All applications received for these postdoctoral fellowships will undergo a full academic evaluation by members of the Carlsberg Foundation’s Board of Directors, which takes the final decision on the Foundation’s grants.

See the Carlsberg Foundation’s open calls and application deadlines through to 2025 



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