Current calls and posts

You can receive help with the administrative and economical aspects of applications, grants, contracts and collaboration agreements as a researcher at the School of Communication and Culture.

News

New decision regarding named Ph.D. candidate in major applications

The Graduate School of Arts has decided that, when applying for funding for a named Ph.D. candidate in connection with larger research applications, pre-approvals in the future should be based on an assessment of the candidate's qualifications (CV and diploma) as well as a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5 pages of project description formulated by the named Ph.D. candidate. This applies to applications where the Principal Investigator (PI) writes a project description on behalf of the entire research group. From this, the named candidate must be able to demonstrate the ability to write an independent sub-project description.


Obtaining a statement of no previous convictions in respect of children

A ministerial order has been issued which implies that we are obliged to obtain a statement of no previous convictions in respect of children for employees whose work will involve direct contact with children under the age of 15. If you (or members of your research group) interview or observe children, a statement of no previous convictions in respect of children may need to be obtained. However, such a statement must only be obtained if you are alone with the child, i.e. if the child is not accompanied by a parent or guardian, childcare professional or teacher in an interview situation or the like.

First, you can contact the research consultant (hbk@cc.au.dk) if you belong to the target group or if you are in doubt as to whether a statement needs to be obtained. You can also read about the process of obtaining a statement of no previous convictions in respect of children here.


The school’s external website for research has been updated
It has been pointed out to us that external applicants find the school’s online information regarding research very confusing. Therefore, the external website (Research at the School of Communication and Culture) has been given a structural and aesthetic overhaul. The website has been made more simple, and you can now find information about, for example, the school’s research organisation and specific information about the processes for the Novo Nordisk Mads Øvlisen fellowships and the New Carlsberg Foundation’s PhD and postdoc fellowships as well as information about Marie Curie.

  • See the new external website here.

AU is consolidating its commercialisation advisory services
Researchers at Aarhus University can now find all the information they need under one roof when looking to transform their research results into a business. All guidance on commercialisation and intellectual property rights will be provided by The Kitchen, AU’s entrepreneurship hub in the University City. The Technology Transfer Office will continue to advise on research collaboration with external parties.

  • Read more about commercialisation advisory services for researchers here.

Research projects and notification requirements
If you handle personal data in your research projects, you need to register these projects in AU’s internal project register.

It is important that you register your project and that you familiarise yourself with the guidelines for handling personal data in all types of project. And this applies not only to large, externally funded projects, but also to small projects carried out in your own research time.

You will find the guidelines here: DK | ENG


Workshops, webinars and masterclasses

Workshop on Carlsberg Monograph
June 10, 2023, at 13-14.30
Kasernen, Langelandsgade, Building 1586, Room 114 (Forskerhuset)

Monograph Fellowships from The Carlsberg Foundation are awarded to tenured senior researchers with 5–20 years of past tenure as an associate professor, senior researcher or professor affiliated to a Danish research institution within the humanities or social sciences with a project aimed at producing a ground-breaking monograph or advanced Danish doctoral dissertation. At this workshop, two successful grantees of the Monograph Fellowship – Sara Dybris McQuaid and Henrik Zetterberg-Nielsen – will share their experiences with writing a successful application.


Do you have an idea for a school workshop?
We would be happy to hear from you, if you have any ideas for research-related workshops to be held at the school. Simply reach out to the research consultant with suggestions and wishes in this regard.


Explorative lunch meetings at the Faculty of Arts
Are you interested in exploring cross-disciplinary themes or issues with researchers from other faculties at AU? Have you got a new, untested, crazy, experimental or inspiring idea for a new angle on research collaboration between ARTS and the other AU faculties (HEALTH, BSS, NAT and TECH)? An explorative lunch meeting at the Faculty of Arts might be exactly what you’re looking for. The Faculty of Arts is inviting its researchers (assistant professors, associate professors and professors) to propose a variety of cross-disciplinary themes which could be explored at a series of lunchtime meetings in 2022 with a view to conducting a broad investigation of the cross-disciplinary potential in various new research ideas or fields. Proposals are welcome on an ongoing basis. You can read more about the procedure here.

Calls for applications - spring 2024

Independent Research Fund Denmark: Call for proposals for thematic research under the heading “Health” – Strengthened clinical and independent research
Application deadline: 28 May 2024 at 12:00 

DKK 201.9 million has been allocated to strengthen point-of-care clinical and independent research, including independent researcher-initiated trials, studies etc. and research in areas with limited commercial interest and/or limited opportunities for external funding (e.g. from foundations), including health technology.

  • You can apply for both DFF-Research Project1 (thematic) and DFF-Research Project2 (thematic) in connection with the call for proposals under the heading “Health”
  • You can get budget assistance via Arts Finance (academic coordinator Thor Fris Jespersgaard, thor.jespersgaard@au.dk)
  • NOTE that if the project includes a named PhD student, the person in question will be subject to a pre-assessment by the Graduate School (via research consultant Helle Breth Klausen, hbk@cc.au.dk) - at the latest on May 13, 2024.
  • REMEMBER to send the budget to the head of school for approval via research consultant Helle Breth Klausen (hbk@cc.au.dkno later than 14 May 2024
  • Read the entire call for proposals here.

Independent Research Fund Denmark: Call for proposals for thematic research under the heading “Climate” – Independent green research
Application deadline: 30 May 2024 at 12:00 

DKK 134 million has been allocated under the Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF) to support green, independent and curiosity-driven research. The aim is to promote researchers’ original ideas which can contribute to the green transition, and also to support the career development of early career researchers in Denmark.

  • You can apply for DFF-Research Project1 (thematic) in connection with the call for proposals within the theme “Independent green research”
  • You can get budget assistance via Arts Finance (academic coordinator Thor Fris Jespersgaard, thor.jespersgaard@au.dk)
  • NOTE that if the project includes a named PhD student, the person in question will be subject to a pre-assessment by the Graduate School (via research consultant Helle Breth Klausen, hbk@cc.au.dk) - at the latest on May 13, 2024.
  • REMEMBER to send the budget to the head of school for approval via research consultant Helle Breth Klausen (hbk@cc.au.dkno later than 21 May 2024
  • Read the entire call for proposals here.

Independent Research Fund Denmark: Call for proposals for thematic research under the heading “Climate” – Arctic research
Application deadline: 4 June 2024 at 12:00

DKK 45.3 million has been allocated under the Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF) to strengthen Arctic research that can contribute to sustainable development in the Arctic through a greater understanding of climate change and its impact on biodiversity, ecosystems, cultural heritage and living conditions in the Arctic. The overall theme includes knowledge of challenges and solutions related to physical-chemical conditions, climate feedback mechanisms, ecosystems and the living conditions of humans and animals. It also covers social and cultural changes in Arctic communities as a result of climate change.

  • You can apply for both DFF-Research Project1 (thematic) and DFF-Research Project2 (thematic) in connection with the call for proposals within the theme “Arctic research”
  • You can get budget assistance via Arts Finance (academic coordinator Thor Fris Jespersgaard, thor.jespersgaard@au.dk)
  • NOTE that if the project includes a named PhD student, the person in question will be subject to a pre-assessment by the Graduate School (via research consultant Helle Breth Klausen, hbk@cc.au.dk) - at the latest on May 13, 2024.
  • REMEMBER to send the budget to the head of school for approval via research consultant Helle Breth Klausen (hbk@cc.au.dkno later than 21 May 2024
  • Read the entire call for proposals here.

Independent Research Fund Denmark: Call for proposals for thematic research under the heading “Health” – Better framework for research in psychiatry
Application deadline: 4 June 2024 at 12:00

DKK 98.5 million has been allocated to support a better framework for research in psychiatry. Among other things, the funding can support prevention, causal relationships, early intervention, treatment, quality, coherence and the involvement of users and relatives, lack of well-being, loneliness, methods for reducing coercion, drug-free alternatives such as art, culture and nature, digital forms of therapy and virtual reality.

  • You can apply for both DFF-Research Project1 (thematic) and DFF-Research Project2 (thematic) in connection with the call for proposals under the heading “Health”
  • You can get budget assistance via Arts Finance (academic coordinator Thor Fris Jespersgaard, thor.jespersgaard@au.dk)
  • NOTE that if the project includes a named PhD student, the person in question will be subject to a pre-assessment by the Graduate School (via research consultant Helle Breth Klausen, hbk@cc.au.dk) - at the latest on May 13, 2024.
  • REMEMBER to send the budget to the head of school for approval via research consultant Helle Breth Klausen (hbk@cc.au.dkno later than 21 May 2024
  • Read the entire call for proposals here.

Independent Research Fund Denmark: Call for proposals for thematic research under the heading “Well-being and learning”
Application deadline: 11 June 2024 at 12:00

DKK 24.6 million has been allocated to strengthen practice-oriented research and to provide new knowledge about learning and well-being in primary school, and DKK 19.7 million has been allocated to strengthen and develop the quality and attractiveness of vocational education and to gradually build stronger, practice-oriented research on vocational education.

  • You can apply for both DFF-Research Project1 (thematic) and DFF-Research Project2 (thematic) in connection with the call for proposals under the heading “Well-being and learning” (NOTE that funding for DFF-Research Project2 will only be granted in special cases where convincing arguments are presented that the aim of the project cannot be achieved through DFF-Research Project1)
  • You can get budget assistance via Arts Finance (academic coordinator Thor Fris Jespersgaard, thor.jespersgaard@au.dk)
  • NOTE that if the project includes a named PhD student, the person in question will be subject to a pre-assessment by the Graduate School (via research consultant Helle Breth Klausen, hbk@cc.au.dk) - at the latest on May 13, 2024.
  • REMEMBER to send the budget to the head of school for approval via research consultant Helle Breth Klausen (hbk@cc.au.dkno later than 28 May 2024
  • Read the entire call for proposals here.

Independent Research Fund Denmark: Call for proposals for thematic research under the heading “Health and well-being” – Vulnerable children and youth, poor well-being, loneliness and the elderly
Application deadline: 13 June 2024 at 12:00

You can apply for funding for thematic research within the themes “Research on elderly and aging”, “Research on loneliness” and “Strengthened research on vulnerable children and youth and poor well-being”. In relation to the theme “Research on elderly and ageing”, funding is available for research ideas that can support multidisciplinary and practice-oriented research on nursing and care for the elderly. The theme “Research on loneliness” offers the opportunity to apply for funding for projects intended to support research on loneliness and contribute knowledge about the causes of loneliness as well as how to handle and prevent loneliness across different life phases and generations. Within the third theme, “Strengthened research on vulnerable children and youth and poor well-being”, you can apply for funding to strengthen research on vulnerability and poor well-being among children and youth. The initiative aims to support capacity building and strengthened coordination of practice-oriented research on vulnerable children and youth and contribute to increased knowledge about causal relationships, the interaction with pedagogic-psychological counselling (PPR) etc. Please note that “vulnerable children and youth” and “poor well-being” are not rigidly defined, and the themes can be described and approached in various ways within different research and subject areas.

  • You can apply for both DFF-Research Project1 (thematic) and DFF-Research Project2 (thematic) in connection with the call for proposals under the heading “Health and well-being” (NOTE that funding for DFF-Research Project2 will only be granted in special cases where convincing arguments are presented that the aim of the project cannot be achieved through DFF-Research Project1)
  • You can get budget assistance via Arts Finance (academic coordinator Thor Fris Jespersgaard, thor.jespersgaard@au.dk)
  • NOTE that if the project includes a named PhD student, the person in question will be subject to a pre-assessment by the Graduate School (via research consultant Helle Breth Klausen, hbk@cc.au.dk) - at the latest on May 13, 2024.
  • REMEMBER to send the budget to the head of school for approval via research consultant Helle Breth Klausen (hbk@cc.au.dkno later than 30 May 2024
  • Read the entire call for proposals here.

Independent Research Fund Denmark – Inge Lehmann programme
Application deadline: 18 June 2024 at 12:00

The call for proposals for thematic research under the Inge Lehmann programme has now been published. 


Global Innovation Network Programme 2024
Deadline: 18 June 2024 at 12.00

The overall purpose of the Global Innovation Network Programme (GINP) is to give added value to the research and innovation ecosystem in Denmark nationally and increase the global impact of Danish research and knowledge-based innovation internationally in areas with significant innovation potential by means of institutional cooperation.


ERC Advanced Grant 2024
Deadline: 29 August 2024

Are you an established, leading principal investigator who wants long-term funding to pursue a ground-breaking, ambitious project? The ERC Advanced Grant could be for you.

Contact the research consultants