The New Carlsberg Foundation supports the publication of art-related research-based publications which contribute, with professional originality, to creating new insights into the histories of art and to stimulating the study of art and art history. Art and the academic study of art can be an enlightening and valuable contribution to general public debates, and current and relevant publications can support this position.

The New Carlsberg Foundation endeavours to have its range of supported publications reflect great breadth and diversity in terms of their research topics and perspectives as well as their institutional anchoring.

The New Carlsberg Foundation also supports publications that involve collaboration between scholars and/or institutions in Denmark and abroad.

Who can apply?

Commercial and non-commercial applicants, individual scholars and scholars attached to research projects anchored in universities or museums.

Application deadline

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. For specific deadlines, see under ‘Deadlines and meetings’.

Application process

  1. An application for support is submitted through the foundation’s online application system.
  2. The New Carlsberg Foundation’s board assesses the applications received. The applications are either approved (yielding partial or full support) or declined.
  3. The applicant receives notification of the result through the foundation’s online application system. Expect a processing time of a few weeks after the board meeting.


The New Carlsberg Foundation puts emphasis on the following aspects:

  • the publication is original and of high quality.
  • the publication is relevant to the present day.

The publication must be peer-reviewed.

What does the grant cover?

All costs associated with the actual publication of the publication, such as printing and binding, editing at a publishing house, proofreading, design and image rights. Any grant will only be paid out when the publication has been published.

The application must contain:

  • A synopsis describing the originality and relevance of the research and a State-of-the-Art passage on the given subject of no more than two standard page in total (2400 characters with spaces).
  • A table of contents of no more than one standard page (2400 characters with spaces).
  • CVs of the writer(s) involved of no more than one standard page of (2400 characters with spaces) per writer.
  • A budget and financing plan, including information on any co-financing and other funding already applied for/granted (if applicable).
  • A statement of production and printing costs from the publisher (if applicable).
  • A copy of your agreement with a publisher (if applicable).
  • Any visual material attached must not exceed 5 pages.

If the publication is published under the auspices of an institution, the application must be submitted by the head of said institution.


The foundation must receive two copies of the publication once it is published, with the option to requisition additional copies. Any grant will only be paid out once the publication has been published and received by the New Carlsberg Foundation.

Further inquiries

For additional information, please contact the New Carlsberg Foundation’s secretariat at or (+45) 33 11 37 65.