To be eligible for a Mads Øvlisen PhD scholarship you must have obtained a Master’s degree or equivalent prior to submitting the application.
During the PhD programme you must be enrolled at a doctoral degree awarding institution, such as a university or the Royal Academy in Denmark and be anchored at an administrating host institution in Denmark. The host institution is where you will be employed and for the most part conduct your work. The university can function as your host institution, but so can other knowledge institutions such as museums and art academies. Enrollment and hosting letters must be attached to the application.
Please note that some universities and institutions may have internal deadlines that fall before the Novo Nordisk Foundation application deadline and applicants are therefore encouraged to contact the university and host institution early in the application process.
An applicant may submit only one application for a specific purpose/project per calendar year.
Five scholarships are available for funding within the following four research fields:
- 1 PhD scholarship within art history research before 1900 is awarded to an applicant whose research project is within the field of art history research with special emphasis on art history and/or art theory subjects from the period before 1900.
- 1 PhD scholarship within art history research after 1900 is awarded to an applicant whose research project is within the field of art history research with special emphasis on art history and/or art theory subjects from the period after 1900.
- 1 practice-based PhD scholarship in art is awarded to an applicant, whose research project is based on the applicant’s artistic practice. The research project must consist of an artistic work and a written dissertation.
- 1 practice-based PhD scholarship in curating is awarded to an applicant, whose research project is based on the applicant’s curatorial practice. The research project must consist of a curatorial examination and a written dissertation.
A fifth PhD scholarship with an extraordinary potential will be awarded to an applicant within any of the above categories regardless of field and era with a project proposal of very high quality with regard to originality in choice of research questions, hypothesis, methodology and/or empirical data. This scholarship cannot be specifically applied for.
The maximum that may be applied for is DKK 2 million per scholarship covering salary, operational costs, travel costs, tuition fee and administrative support.
It is important that you 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 24 October, 2022. The application can be submitted in Danish or English.