Postdoctoral Fellowship Program from Novo Nordisk Foundation 2019, Denmark


January 16, 2019

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The purpose of this grant is to support ambitious researchers to conduct research projects leading to a significant contribution to art-related research in Denmark.

 With this call, The Novo Nordisk Foundation invites researchers to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship within art history, practice-based artistic research, or art & natural sciences.


Researchers holding a PhD degree or equivalent (magister degree supplemented with further research or other equivalent research activity) are eligible to apply for a postdoc fellowship.

 Applicants must have obtained the PhD degree or equivalent prior to submission of the application.

 Applicants for the practice-based fellowship are eligible to apply with a Master’s degree supplemented with a professional artistic or curatorial practice and substantial artistic or curatorial production.

 All applicants must be anchored at a university, museum or other knowledge institution (administrating host institution) in Denmark throughout the course of the fellowship program. You do not have to be employed at the host institution at the time of application, but you must upload a letter of commitment from the institution with the application.

 Please note that some universities and institutions may have internal deadlines that fall before the Novo Nordisk Foundation application deadline and applicants are therefore encouraged to contact a relevant host institution early in the application process.


The fellowships run for two years and are awarded to researchers with excellent project proposals within the following three research fields:

  • 2 postdoc fellowships within art history are awarded to applicants, whose research projects are within the field of art history with special emphasis on art history and/or art theory subjects.
  • 1 postdoc fellowship within practice-based research is awarded to an applicant, whose research project is based on the applicant’s own artistic or curatorial practice.
  • 1 postdoc fellowship within art & natural sciences is awarded to an applicant, whose research project examines the interdisciplinary field of art history & natural sciences in a broad sense, including bio- and medical sciences and/or technology in contemporary or historical contexts.

 You can read more about the fellowships in the information and guidelines for applicants.


The Novo Nordisk Foundation will award up to four postdoc fellowships. The maximum that may be applied for is DKK 1.5 million per fellowship covering salary, operational costs, travel costs and administrative support.


It is important that you carefully read the “information and guidelines for applicants”, before initiating the application process, as this document contains the complete call as well as detailed instructions for the application process.

 The application must be completed and submitted using the foundation’s application system, which can be accessed from November 1, 2018. The application may be submitted in English or Danish.

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

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November 12, 2018