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Novo Nordisk Foundation Investigation Grant in Art History Research, Denmark

The Novo Nordisk Foundation is very proud to offer Investigation Grant in Art History Research to talented researchers within art history to enable them to conduct high-level research in Denmark. Applications can be made for the year 2023-2024.

Danish and foreign students can participate to win this grant worth a maximum of DKK 4 million. Two grants will be awarded on the basis of academic relevance for the research environment at the Danish host institution and research proposal. Applicants must identify as postdoctoral candidates in a Danish institute to be considered.

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The Novo Nordisk Foundation is an independent Danish foundation with corporate interests and objectives to provide a stable basis for the commercial and research activities of the companies in the Novo Group. Headquartered in Denmark, this foundation was established in 1989. It has a grant awarding feature that contributes to society by helping them develop world-class education, creating jobs ad growth and helping people in vulnerable groups.

Application Deadline: The students must submit their application by 2 pm, 12th January 2023.

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: Novo Nordisk Foundation
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: Postdoctoral
  • Award: DKK 4 million
  • Number of Awards: 2
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: International and Domestic
  • The award can be taken in Denmark

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  • Eligible Countries: International and Danish students.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: The applicants must apply to be positioned as a postdoctoral, senior researcher, assistant/associate professor or professor at a research institute in Denmark.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
  • The applicants must work within the field of art history research and
  • The applicants must be anchored at a university, art academy, museum or other knowledge institution in Denmark.
  • The applicants must be at a postdoctoral, senior researcher, assistant/associate professor or professor level.
  • The applicants must have carried out documented, independent, original and significant research.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: Students must complete an admission application through the application process of their respective universities. Applications for this opportunity must be submitted by logging in here.
  • Supporting Documents: The students are required to present the following documents to the university:
  • Personal details like full name, title, phone number, work mail, date of birth, gender, and nationality
  • Brief CV
  • Research proposal
  • Budget
  • Admission Requirements: The applicants must have the necessary qualification to be appointed at the desired postdoctoral position in their respective universities.
  • Language Requirement: The candidates must possess knowledge of Danish and English language. Both will be advantageous.


The successfully selected candidates will be awarded this grant worth DKK 1 million per year by the Novo Nordisk Foundation to support research projects for a duration of 2 to 4 years. The funds can be expected to cover salary, tuition fees, travel expenses, publication costs, operation expenses, conference participation, relocation expenses, collaborative activities, and administrative support.

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