In early June, The New Carlsberg Foundation will invite applications for research fellowships within the scope of the foundation’s activities. The foundation’s activities pertain to the visual arts, including applied art and building and landscape architecture.
Application deadline will be 26 September.
The purpose of the New Carlsberg Foundation’s Research Initiative is to generate new research-based knowledge about art while building a connection between university and art institution research.
The foundation offers three different types of fellowships: (1) PhD fellowships, (2) postdoc fellowships and (3) individual projects. Both PhD and postdoc fellowships must be applied by an art museum/exhibition venue. The individual projects must be applied by an individual candidate.
Research activities are a fundamental part of the work of the New Carlsberg Foundation, and ‘the study of art and art history’ is expressly mentioned in the trust deed of the New Carlsberg Foundation as formulated by master brewer Carl Jacobsen and his wife, Otilia Jacobsen, when they instituted the foundation in 1902.
Support for art research has thus been part of the foundation’s work throughout its more than century-long history. However, the main target for the foundation’s support has been research dissemination through funding for publications rather than the research itself.
Since 2010, the New Carlsberg Foundation’s Research Initiative has awarded approx. 100 fellowships, totalling more than 130 million kroner, divided among the three categories (PhD fellowships, postdoc fellowships and individual projects).