Friday, November 23, 2018

Carlsberg Foundation Scholarship for Young Scientists, Denmark

Carlsberg Foundation was founded by J. C. Jacobsen in 1876, by allocating some of his shares in Carlsberg Brewery to fund and operate the Carlsberg Laboratory and the natural history museum at Frederiksborg Palace. The foundation has since expanded to fund scientific research, to manage the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, and via the Tuborg Foundation to fund social works. As of 2011 it owned 30.3% of the shares in Carlsberg Group and controlled 74.2% of the voting power.
The foundation was started to run Carlsberg Laboratory. To finance its works the foundation received a portion of shares in Carlsberg Brewery. J.C. Jacobsen's wish was to create a foundation with firm obligations to the natural sciences and direct responsibility for the running of a corporate enterprise. In 1878 the foundation started to manage and fund the Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Palace. In 1882 after the death of J. C. Jacobsen the foundation inherited the remaining shares in the brewery. In 1902 Carl Jacobsen (J. C. Jacobsen's son) started the "New Carlsberg Foundation" to run his brewery, New Carlsberg. When the old and new Brewery merged, the obligations of New Carlsberg Foundation were added to those of the Carlsberg foundation, including the management and funding of Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. In 1931 the foundation started a Scholarship programme named after J. C. Jacobsen. The foundation sponsored the Danish excavation of Tell Shemshara in Iraq in 1957. In 1991 the foundation took over the responsibilities of the "Tuborg Foundation", after Carlsberg acquired Tuborg brewery in 1970.

  • All young scientists, who are either PhD-students or not more than 3 years after the obtaining the PhD degree and who have submitted an abstract, will be able to apply.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

The scholarship amounts to 5000 DKK and can only be used to cover accommodation and travel expenses related to the participation in the conference SPP9.

How To Apply:
The application letter on one A4 page, highlighting the significance of results to be presented at SPP9, and the recommendation from a scientific supervisor should be forwarded to

13 January, 2019

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