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Project grants for art history research

Grant capital
DKK 2 million


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.

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Committee on Research in Art and Art History

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

Link to committee

Application instructions have been updated as of 31 October 2018


The purpose of this grant is to give talented researchers within art history the opportunity to carry out 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 (administrating host institution) during the grant period.


The project must involve significant research activity and be feasible at the host institution throughout the duration of the project period.


Funding may also be applied to support publication of international, English language books via the Danish host institution.



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.



A total of DKK 2 million is available for funding of research projects of a duration of 1, 2 or 3 years within the frame of DKK 100.000 – 1.000.000. The maximum that may be applied for is DKK 500.000 per budget year, however total maximum DKK 1.000.000.


Applications for funding below DKK 100.000 will not be considered.



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 2018. The application can be submitted in either English or Danish.



Henriette Balslev

Senior Administrator

Tlf.: +45 3527 6622