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Novo Nordisk Foundation Visiting Professorship in Art & Art History 2023

Call opens
24 October 2022
Call closes
12 January 2023 2:00pm (CET)
Announcement of results
Mid April 2023
Recurring calls
Expected November 2023
Application guidelines


The purpose of this grant is to attract international guest researchers/artists at professor level within art and art history to research and educational institutions in Denmark. The aim of the professorship is to strengthen and enrich the Danish environments with insights into current international movements within art and art history.

About the grant


Up to DKK 1.5 million per grant


Committee on Research in Art and Art History


Contact regarding content: Clarissa Løkkegaard Engelholm. Contact regarding application/NORMA: Julie Krener.
Clarissa Løkkegaard Engelholm
Project Manager
+45 3527 6526
Julie Krener
Grant Manager
+45 2222 6426


Universities and higher art educations in Denmark that have research and educational activities within art history and fine arts can apply for the visiting professorships.

Design schools, architect schools, film schools and music schools are not eligible to apply.

The visiting professor must be a senior researcher or artist at professor level from a recognized, international university, research institution or art academy outside of Denmark. During the grant period, the professor must be anchored at the Danish host institution and take active part in the research and teaching activities in the relevant department. However, the visiting professorships are also open to collaborations between Danish institutions. A leading researcher within the relevant field of research at the Danish host institution must prepare and submit the application.

The application must include a description of the visiting professor’s scientific and/or artistic qualifications, including CV and list of publications, a justification of how the visiting professor will strengthen research and teaching activities at the host institution, a research and teaching plan and a budget.

It is the responsibility of the applicant/Danish host institution to clarify tax regulations and tariffs and to assist with obtaining a work and residence permit.

An applicant may submit only one application for a specific purpose/project per calendar year.

Duration and Funding

The professorship can have a duration of 3-12 months and can be conducted as one consecutive visit, or it can be conducted as series of visits at any collaborating institution.

The professorship can be funded with maximum DKK 125.000 per month. Funding can cover salary for the visiting professor, travel expenses, relocation and accommodation expenses, networking activities, and administrative support of up to 5% of the total grant.

Application Process

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 24 October, 2022. The application can be submitted in Danish or English.


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