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Project grants for art history research

Application form opens
November 1, 2018

Application deadline
January 16, 2019 at 2pm



This is a yearly recurring call.
The next application round is expected to open in November 2019.

Committee on Research in Art and Art History

Jacob Wamberg, Mads Øvlisen, Maria Fabricius Hansen, Marianne Torp, Sanne Kofod Olsen

Link to committee

The call and application guidelines will be updated before the next application round opens.


The purpose of this funding scheme is to give talented researchers within art history the opportunity to carry out ambitious and innovative research projects of high academic quality that can make a significant contribution to the field of art history in Denmark.


The Novo Nordisk Foundation supports art history research projects of 1-3 years duration.



The applicant must work within the field of art history research and be anchored at a university, museum or other knowledge institution in Denmark (host institution) during the grant period. A commitment letter from the host institution must be submitted with the application.


The project must involve significant research activity and you can therefore not apply if you wish to use the entire grant to organise a conference or publish a book.



Project proposals can address art history research within all time periods from prehistoric to modern times in a Danish or international context. The project proposal must, however demonstrate academic relevance for the research environment at the Danish host institution.


Projects within architecture and design will be taken into consideration, if the applicant sufficiently accounts for the project’s relevance for the visual arts.


The foundation does not support projects within preservation or archeology.



The research project can be an independent project or a clearly defined part of a larger project. A total of DKK 2 million is available for funding of:

1-, 2- and 3-year project grants of DKK 100.000-300.000 per year, with a total of DKK 100.000-900.000 per grant. However, one-year grant applications may exceed a total of DKK 300.000.


Applications for funding below DKK 100.000 are not eligible for support.



It is important that applicants 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 1 November 2017. The application can be submitted in either English or Danish.



Henriette Balslev

Senior Administrator

Tlf.: +45 3527 6622