Semper Ardens Advance

Five-year grants for internationally recognised professors as well as research teams to support visionary research projects at the highest international level aiming at scientific breakthroughs.

Deadline

01.10.2024 - 16:00

Frequency

Every other year

Opens

30.06.2024

Amount

DKK 15 - 25 million

Purpose

Semper Ardens Advance grants are five-year grants to support visionary research projects at the highest international level aiming at scientific breakthroughs. Projects venturing into new scientific territory will be prioritised.

Who?

It is possible to apply as a single applicant (PI) or as a team of maximum four PIs. 

In the case of applications as a PI team, one of the applicants must act as the main applicant responsible for contact with the foundation and, should the application be successful, administration of the grant. 

The main applicant, whether a single PI or member of a PI team, must be a tenured internationally recognised professor employed at a Danish research institution. Other members of a PI team must be tenured associate professors or professors employed at a Danish research institution. 

The foundation expects the applicant(s) to dedicate at least 50% of their research time to the project. Part of the work may be carried out at collaborating Danish or international institutions, but the majority of the work must be carried out in Denmark.

What?

The total amount applied for must be within a budget of DKK 15-25 million.

Grants are given as a framework grant and may be used to cover expenses that are relevant and necessary for completing the project. 

The following running costs may be applied for:

  • Consumables
  • Equipment
  • Travel, research stays, inviting researchers, conferences, research leadership courses or similar

The budget may include the following salary items:

  • Salaries for postdoctoral fellows
  • Salaries and tuition fees for PhD students (enrolment of the PhD students at a Danish PhD graduate school is required)
  • Salary for a research assistant for a limited time period
  • Salary for a project coordinator for up to 12 months during the project period
CALL OPEN Call opens: 30 June 2024 Deadline: 1 October 2024, 16:00
The guidelines have been updated June 2024

Application requirements

The application must be submitted through the CF-Grant application system.

Please note that failure to comply with the following requirements will result in an administrative rejection of the application. Please ensure that the correct type of grant is chosen in CF-Grant. Applying for the wrong type of grant will also result in an administrative rejection. 

The application must be written in English.

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 of the main applicant and, in the case of PI team applications, of all PIs
  • List of publications of the main applicant and, in the case of PI team applications, of all PIs
  • Description of the research group and its organisation and national/international networks
  • Declaration of support from the host institution

If relevant to the application:

  • Quotes for infrastructure, such as equipment and register data, exceeding DKK 200,000

Project description

The project description must be written 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 project description must not exceed five A4 pages (including figures, tables, etc., but excluding references). Any references or bibliography must be added in direct continuation of the project description.

Budget

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

Project supplement (indirect project costs) for applicants from Danish universities:

  • Humanities and social sciences: DKK 200,000 per full-time equivalent (FTE) per year for PhD students, postdoctoral fellows and research assistants funded by the grant.
  • Natural sciences: DKK 250,000 per full-time equivalent (FTE) per year for PhD students, postdoctoral fellows and research assistants funded by the grant.

The project supplement will automatically be added in the budget template. 

For more information on what the project supplement covers, and thus what cannot be applied for, see the full agreement on the following website: 

Link to agreement at Danish Universities

Curriculum Vitae

Applicant CVs must not exceed two A4 pages each. Please do not include photo, home address, family information, CPR no., date of birth or gender.

List of publications of the applicant(s)

The list of publications must first contain a brief summary of the bibliometry of the applicant(s), including links to relevant bibliometric profiles (Google Scholar, Web of Science, Scopus, etc.).

Next the applicant(s) must include a list of the ten peer-reviewed publications most relevant to the application and representative of their research career, with a few sentences explaining the relevance of each publication. All authors must be listed. 

If this is not possible due to space limitations, it will be sufficient to list the first ten publications and the corresponding author(s).

The list of publications must not exceed two A4 pages in total for each applicant. 

Description of the research group and its organisation and national/international networks

A description of the research group and its organisation must be uploaded, including its prospective composition, diversity and gender balance. 

This should include the specific steps that will be taken during recruiting processes and throughout the grant period to ensure diversity and gender balance. Relevant national and international research networks and their potential role in the project should also be described.

In the case of applications as a PI team, the team must describe how it will exercise shared leadership of the project. 

The description must not exceed one A4 page, or two A4 pages in the case of PI team applications.

Declaration of support from the host institution

A declaration of support from the host institution confirming a willingness to host the project must be uploaded.

If relevant: Quotes for infrastructure, such as equipment and register data

If the budget includes infrastructure, such as equipment and register data, exceeding DKK 200,000, formal quotes must be uploaded.

The procurement of research infrastructure must be carried out in accordance with the procurement policy of the research institution. The Carlsberg Foundation therefore recommends that quotes be obtained together with the institution’s procurement department.

Popularised description

Applicants are also required to submit a popularised scientific description in the CF-Grant application system.

The description must address What, Why and How (up to 400 characters each). This description will be published on the foundation’s website should the application be successful.

Budget

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Budget

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FAQ

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

The Carlsberg Foundation cannot offer individual guidance on projects or elements of projects before the application deadline.

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