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Novo Nordisk Foundation Visiting Scholarship in Art & Art History 2024

Call opens
24 October 2023
Call closes
16 January 2024 2:00pm (CET)
Announcement of results
Mid April 2024
Recurring calls
November 2024
Application guidelines


The purpose of this grant is to attract excellent international guest researchers/artists within art and art history to research and educational institutions in Denmark. The aim of the visiting scholarship 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
[email protected]
Julie Krener
Grant Manager
[email protected]

Research fields

The Visiting Scholarships are awarded to ambitious and excellent projects within art history and fine arts. Please note that project proposals within all research fields must demonstrate relevance for the visual arts as well as for the research environment at the Danish host institution/university.

Universities and higher art educations in Denmark that have research and educational activities within art history and fine arts can apply for a Visiting Scholarship.

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

The visiting scholar must be a researcher or artist at the level of tenure track assistant professor, associate professor or professor, from a recognised, international university, research institution or art academy. The Visiting Scholar can also be a practicing artist not associated with an institution. In this case, the Danish administrating institution must make a formal assessment of the Visiting Scholar’s qualifications, ensuring that they are at tenure track assistant professor level or higher, in alignment with the legal framework for appointment of artistic and scientific staff at the institution.

During the grant period, the visiting scholar must be anchored at the Danish host institution and take active part in the research and teaching activities in the relevant department, i.e. through masterclasses and short courses.

The application must have one main applicant, which is the administrating institution of the Visiting Scholarship. However, a Visiting Scholarship is also open to collaborations between Danish institutions as co-applicants.

A leading researcher within the relevant field of research at the Danish host institution must prepare and submit the application.

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 visiting scholarship 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 scholarship can be funded with maximum DKK 125.000 per month. Funding can cover salary for the visiting scholar, travel expenses, relocation and accommodation expenses, collaborative activities, publication, bench fee and administrative support of up to 5% of the total grant.

Assessment Criteria

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:

  • The academic/artistic merits of the visiting scholar;
  • The significance and relevance of the expertise that the visiting scholar will bring to the host institution and any collaborating institution, including impact on research and teaching activities; and
  • Quality of the research and teaching environment at the Danish host institution and any collaborating institution.

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 2023. The application can be submitted in Danish or English.


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