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Novo Nordisk Foundation. Art History Grants

The Novo Nordisk Foundation has published their call for 2017/18. Deadline is 18th of January 2018 at 2pm.

Follow the links below to see the in-house procedures for applying through the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies (IKK): 

Changes in the procedure may occur, so please read the website again before deadline. Applications that are handed in after the in-house deadline may be rejected. 

Get more information on the NNF website here. Remember to read and follow the guidelines carefully. 

Mads Øvlisen postdoc fellowships

Deadline for applying for hosting at IKK is Monday December 11 at 12 noon. 

If you wish to apply for a postdoc position based on IKK you need to apply for a hosting commitment from the Head of Department.

In order to apply you must send the following documents by December 11:

  • Application to be hosted at IKK
  • A short project description of max. 1 page (2400 keystrokes)
  • A timeline of 1/2 page 
  • Staffing plan in template (this provides a overview of your project employment that we use to make a salary budget for your application. Please note that the earliest possible starting date is June 1st regardless of what is stated in the call)
  • Summary of Academic Employments in template (this is used to calculate your seniority and it is important that you state period and working hours for each employment - in estimates if you do not have the precise information) 

Your application will be processed by our Head of Dept. after which research support officer Tenna Lyhne Iversen will return to you with feedback and information on the next step in the proces. 

Your salary budget will be returned to you at the latest on Wednesday January 3 after which you will have to hand in an operating expense budget by January 6. 

  • Operating expense budget (must be filled out in chronological order. The sheet is used to calculate expenses for conference participation, workshops, research stays etc. - to the extend possible please use the examples of expenses in this sheet. If you have changes or activities that do not occur on the list write it in the comment column. It is imperative that you stay below the grant limit incl. 5% administration costs and 10.000 kr for a PC) 

Mads Øvlisen PhD Scholarships with enrollment and employment at IKK

Deadline for applying for hosting at IKK is Monday December 11 at 12 noon. 

If you wish to apply for a PhD position based on IKK you need to apply for a hosting commitment from the Head of Department (Praxix based PhD applicants and PhD applicants applying with employmet outside IKK must follow a different procedure, see below).

In order to apply you must send the following documents by December 11:

  • Application to be hosted at IKK
  • A project description of app. 1 page
  • A timeline of max. 1 page incl. a request for PhD councillor and starting date - September 1, 2018 or February 1, 2019
  • A copy of your formal education documents - master diploma or the like 
  • A CV and if relevant a publication list
  • Summary of Academic Employments in template (this is used to calculate your seniority and it is important that you state period and working hours for each employment - in estimates if you do not have the precise information) 

Your application will be processed by our Head of Dept. after which research support officer Tenna Lyhne Iversen will return to you with feedback and information on the next step in the proces. Mrs. Iversen will also forward your documents to the PhD School at the Faculty of Humanities in order for their office to evaluate your possible enrollment. 

Mads Øvlisen PhD Scholarships with enrollment at the PhD School at the Faculty of Humanities and external employment (museums, art academies etc.)


PRAXIS BASED PhD APPLICANTS must apply through the Royal Art Academy. Find information on how to apply on their website: Kunstakademiet - Praktical information (deadline December15). Please contact the Art Academy if you have questions on their procedures. If relevant another institution outside IKK can also be host institution.

The deadline for applying for an evaluation of possible enrollment for all other appliants with external employment is December 20 at 12 noon. 

If you wish to apply for a PhD and your employment is based outside IKK you must apply for an evaluation of your possible enrollment at the PhD School at the Faculty of Humanities (PhD applicants with employment at IKK must follow a different procedure, see above).

Tuition fee: In the application budget for Novo Nordisk Foundation you must fill in a tuition fee of 216.000 kr (72.000 kr/year) in your application budget. Of this, you can apply for a small part of 36.000 kr for travels in relation to your education, should you get the grant. 

To get an evaluation of your possible enrollment you must email the following documents to Anni Christensen at the PhD School @ nhj131@hum.ku.dk, cc. IKK på: ikk-forsk@hum.ku.dk on December 20 at 12 noon:

  • A project description of app. 1 page
  • A timeline of max. 1 page incl. a request for PhD councillor and starting date - September 1, 2018 or February 1, 2019
  • A copy of your formal education documents - master diploma or the like
  • A CV and if relevant a publication list