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Information and deadlines for 2021

During the autumn, there will be an information meeting and a Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts number of deadlines to get through the three above steps.  Below are all the relevant dates. Given that dates are subject to change, we ask applicants to keep a constant eye on the site.

Wednesday 22 September 2021: Information meeting at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts We recommend all applicants to attend, since our ability to answer general questions about applications is limited. Attending the meeting will be Maibritt Borgen (Associate Professor and acting head of the Laboratory for Art Research), a representative of the Novo Nordisk Foundation, and a representative of the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies at the University of Copenhagen.

Venue: The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, The Hirschsprung Auditorium, Peder Skrams Gade 2
Date: Wednesday 22 September
Time: 2.30 to 4.30 pm

There will also be the option of following the meeting digitally. If you wish to do so, please send an email to:

Monday 25 October 2021: The Novo Nordisk Foundation launches this year’s round of applications.

Monday 1 November 2021: Deadline for submitting a hosting agreement application to the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Send your application via this link

PhD applications must contain: a project description of 1-2 pages; a 1-page CV; a 1-page list of publications; and, if relevant, a visual portfolio of 3 pages in length (1 default page of text consists of 2400 characters including spaces). The applicant must also attach relevant educational diplomas. If you wish to be enrolled at the University of Copenhagen, you must complete and attach the following form: Download form from the University of Copenhagen

Postdoc applications must contain the following: an abstract of 1-2 pages; a 1-page CV and list of publications; and, if relevant, a visual portfolio (maximum 3 pages) (1 default page of text consists of 2400 characters including spaces). The applicant must also attach relevant educational diplomas.
In the case of both types of application, applications that do not comply with the above maximum number of pages will not be considered.

Monday 8 November 2021: The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Committee for research and Artistic Development holds a meeting to evaluate all applications.

Wednesday 10 November 2021: Answers sent to applicants for hosting agreements. Applicants who are granted hosting agreements will be informed of the remaining process.

13 January 2022: Final application deadline for the Novo Nordisk Foundation. The candidate is responsible for submitting the overall application.

If you have any further questions, please email the Coordinator for Artistic Development, Emil Leth Meilvang at

The Novo Nordisk Foundation holds an annual inspiration meeting about the postgraduate study of artistic subjects, providing information about funding opportunities and featuring presentations from previous funding recipients. For further information about this and other matters, visit: https://novonordiskfonden.dk/da/aktuelle-stoetteomraader/kunstfaglig-for...