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In Autumn 2018 you can apply the following foundations (the Faculty of Humanities and the Office of Research Services will support calls marked with an *):

Carlsberg Foundation

The 2018 call has not yet been announced (new announcement is expected late June or early July).

Be aware that the Carlsberg Foundation may alter the schemes for the 2018 call. The Saxo Research Support Team will assist applications for projects to be housed at the Saxo Institute.

Keep an eye on carlsbergfondet.dk/en for the 2018 call.

COST Action (European Cooperation in Science & Technology)

Next Cut-off date: 29 November 2018, 12 am.

  • Application for research networks. Must include participants from at least 5 different COST member countries. Funding of up to 130.000 EUR per year. Duration: up to 4 years.

For more about COST Actions go to cost.eu.

Contact the Saxo Research Support Team for internal statement of interest and approval of project. For application support, please contact the faculty research support: Mille Møllegaard, forskerservice@hum.ku.dk.

Danish National Research Foundation – Center of Excellence (CoE)*

Deadline for outline proposals: 1 November 2018, 12 am.

  • Application for Center of Excellence (CoE): You can apply for funds (typically between 36-60 million DKK) for 6 years with a possible extension of support for 4 additional years.

Expected deadline for full proposals for invited applicants: 25 April 2019.

Read the call for CoE at dg.dk/en.

Contact the Saxo Research Support Team for internal statement of interest and approval of project. For application support, please contact the faculty research support: Nicolaj Brenneche, brenneche@hum.ku.dk.

DFF – Independent Research Fund Denmark

You can apply and receive support for the following DFF calls in Autumn of 2018:

Deadline: 5 October, 12 am.

  • DFF Research Project 2: Up to 4.300.000 DKK excl. overhead. For a duration of up to 4½ years.
  • DFF Research Project 1: Up to 2.000.000 DKK excl. overhead. For a duration of up to 4 years.

For more about the DFF calls go to dff.dk/en (the 2018/2019 call has not yet been published in English).

European Research Council

Deadline: 17 October 2018

  • ERC Starting Grant: Up to 1.500.000 EUR for up to 5 years. The Principal Investigator must have been awarded his/her first PhD > 2 and ≤ 7 years prior to 1 January 2018. Cut-off dates: PhD awarded from 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2015 (inclusive). Leave of absence may be deducted from the candidate’s PhD age.

For more about ERC Starting Grants go to erc.europa.eu

Deadline: 8 November 2018

  • ERC Synergy Grant: Up to 10.000.000 EUR for up to 6 years. A group of two to maximum four Principal Investigators (PIs) – of which one will be designated as the corresponding PI (cPI) – working together and bringing different skills and resources to tackle ambitious research problems. PIs must present an early achievement track-record or a ten-year track-record, whichever is most appropriate.

For more about ERC Synergy Grants go to erc.europa.eu

Contact The Saxo Research Support Team for internal statement of interest and approval of project for an ERC application. For application support, please contact the faculty research support: Hans Christian Køie Poulsen, forskerservice@hum.ku.dk.

Innovation Fund Denmark – Industrial researcher projects

Deadline: 25 September 2018, 12 am.

  • Industrial Postdoc in a private company: for a research project of one to three years carried out in a company by a researcher who has obtained a PhD degree within the latest five years. The project has a clear focus on the business development of the company, and a research level that requires a person with PhD competences to carry it out. The Industrial Postdoc is employed full-time by the company, and the project is conducted in collaboration with a public sector research institution. Innovation Fund Denmark will finance up to DKK 22,000 per month of the Industrial Postdoc’s salary during the project period, but no more than 50 pct. of the gross salary (gross salary equals salary plus pension contributions).

For more about Industrial Postdoc in a private company go to innovationsfonden.dk/en.

  • Industrial PhD in a private company: for a research project which is conducted jointly by a private sector company, an Industrial PhD student and a university. The Industrial PhD student is employed by a company in Denmark and at the same time enrolled at a university. The student divides her/his working time between the company and the university, and spends all working time at both places on the project and on the education. Innovation Fund Denmark will finance up to DKK 17,000 per month of the Industrial PhD student’s salary for three years, but no more than 50 pct. of the gross salary (gross salary equals salary plus pension contributions).

For more about Industrial PhD in a private company go to innovationsfonden.dk/en

Deadline: 9 October 2018, 12 am.

  • Industrial Postdoc in a public sector organisation: for a research project of one to three years carried out in a public sector organisation by a researcher who has obtained a PhD degree within the latest five years. The Industrial Postdoc is employed full-time by the public sector organisation and the project is conducted in collaboration between a public sector organisation, an Industrial Postdoc and a research institution on carrying out specific research and development tasks. Innovation Fund Denmark will finance up to DKK 22,000 per month of the Industrial Postdoc’s salary during the project period, but no more than 50 pct. of the gross salary (gross salary equals salary plus pension contributions).
  • Industrial PhD in a public sector organisation: for a research project which is conducted jointly by a public sector organisation, an Industrial PhD student and a university. The Industrial PhD student is employed by a public sector organisation in Denmark and at the same time enrolled at a university. The student divides her/his working time between the organisation and the university, and spends all working time at both places on the project and on the education. Innovation Fund Denmark will finance up to DKK 17,000 per month of the Industrial PhD student’s salary for three years, but no more than 50 pct. of the gross salary (gross salary equals salary plus pension contributions).

For more about Industrial Researcher projects in the public sector go innovationsfonden.dk/en.

Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions – Innovative Training Networks (ITN)

Deadline: 15 January 2019, 5 pm.

  • PhD training networks. Mobility grant for up to 15 PhD candidates in each network involving at least three partners from inside and/or outside academia. ITN supports competitively selected joint research training and/or doctoral programmes, implemented by partnerships of universities, research institutions, research infrastructures, businesses, SMEs, and other socio-economic actors from different countries across Europe and beyond.

For more about Innovative Training Networks (ITN) go to ec.europa.eu.

Contact the Saxo Research Support Team for internal statement of interest and approval of project. For application support, please contact the faculty research support: Office of Research Service, Astrid Cermak, EU-preaward@adm.ku.dk.

Swedish Research Council – International postdoc


The 2018 Autumn call has not yet been fully announced.

Deadline: 25 September 2018, 2 pm.

  • Research stays abroad for researchers with a PhD degree from a Swedish university. The applicant’s PhD degree must not be more than two years old (leave of absence may be deducted). 1.050.000 SEK per year. Duration: 18-36 months.

The Saxo Research Support Team offers assistance for applications which include a research stay at the Saxo Institute. Be aware that the institute will calculate a monthly bench fee.

Keep an eye on vr.se for more about International postdoc and the Autumn 2018 call.

VELUX FONDEN – Museum programme


Deadline for statement of interest for the foundation has not yet been announced (expected deadline at about 1 October 2018). Call announcement expected in late June.

  • Outreach and research projects organised as a collaborative effort between researchers and outreach professionals, closely integrate the work of both. Grant award areas include art and cultural history, communication and museum sciences. Former grant sizes between 2.8M DKK and 5.8M DKK.

Expected deadline for full applications from invited applicants: February 2019.

For more about the museum programme and to keep an eye on the call go to veluxfoundations.dk.