Novo Nordisk Foundation Visiting Professorship in Art & Art History 2020

Novo Nordisk Foundation Visiting Professorship in Art & Art History 2020

Art research
Place of research
Up to DKK 1.5 million per grant
Recurring call
Expected November 2020
Call opens
2020, 2pm (CET)
How to apply Apply
Call opens
21 Oct 2019
15 Jan 2020, 2pm (CET)
How to apply
Up to DKK 1.5 million per grant
Announcement of results:
End March 2020


The objective 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.


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. 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 specifik purpose/project per calendar year.

Duration and Funding

The professorship can have a duration of 3-12 months and 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.

Two visiting professorships are available for funding in 2020.

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 21 October 2019. The application can be submitted in either English or Danish.