Research projects can focus on all eras within art history from prehistoric to modern times and art history in a broad sense, meaning paintings, architecture, sculpture, performance, bio-art, photo, film, digital art etc., however with clear relevance for the visual arts in an international or Danish context. The project proposal must also demonstrate academic relevance for the research environment at the Danish host institution.
The foundation does not support projects within preservation or archaeology
Two grants are available for funding, each at a level of up to DKK 4 million for a minimum of 2 years and a maximum of 4 years. Grant funding is available for salary, operating expenses and direct project costs.
Project applications for a duration of less than 2 years will not be considered.
NNF’s Committee on Research in Art & Art history will evaluate the applications.
The evaluation committee will pay particular attention to the following aspects of the project proposal:
- Academic quality, research level and potential of the investigator grant proposal;
- Relevance and significance of the project proposal;
- Methodology and feasibility of the project;
- The research environment, including relevance of the project for the research environment at the host institution;
- Academic qualifications of the applicant and previous research results; and
- Eligibility and merit of any co-applicants/collaborators.
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 via this website from 24 October 2023. The application can be submitted in Danish or English.