Through its Internationalisation Fellowships the Carlsberg Foundation wishes to promote the internationalisation of Danish talents and talent development in Danish research.
These fellowships are awarded to outstanding PhDs for a two-year research stay at a leading international research institution outside Denmark.
In order to promote diversity in Danish research, the Carlsberg Foundation recognizes that in certain cases, e.g. for family and personal reasons (e.g. family ties, illness, etc.) it may be challenging for a postdoctoral fellow to spend a full uninterrupted period of two years abroad. In these special cases, after a dialogue with the postdoctoral fellow, the Foundation will allow a certain degree of flexibility with respect to how the stay abroad is planned. The applicant must explain these circumstances in the “Other comments” field in the application form.
To be eligible for the Carlsberg Foundation Internationalisation Fellowship, the applicant must hold a PhD or must have received an assessment of the PhD thesis.
Applicants with more than three years of experience at the time of application 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 Carlsberg Foundation Internationalisation Fellowships are only awarded to PhDs with previous strong connection to Danish research.
The Carlsberg Foundation Internationalisation Fellowships are generally tax-free in Denmark, and amount to:
DKK 350,000 per year if the grantee is travelling alone.
DKK 425,000 per year if the grantee is travelling with children.
In cases when the grantee plans to move to an extremely expensive location, it is possible to apply for up to an extra DKK 60,000 per year to cover extra high rent and living expenses.
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.