The Cayx Grant belongs to The Foundation of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and Prince Henrik but is managed by The Royal Academy.

In 2019, The Foundation of Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik will give one or more grants within the total amount of up to 200.000 Danish Kroner to humanistic studies in France. Applicants should have a thorough knowledge of French and their studies or research should have a focus on subjects or fields related to France. 

The grant will mainly be given to humanistic studies, which therefore will be prioritized over courses in the field of management, finance, and business. Students attending a bachelor’s degree programme will not be taken into consideration.

Please note that in 2023, the board of trustees will prioritize students with a finished master's degree.

Only applications with departure after July 1st 2023 will be taken into consideration

For further information, see the website of The Danish Royal House.

Next deadline for applications is April 1st, 2024.

Application form

To apply for a grant, please use the application form. The application form must be completed and submitted online. You will receive an e-mail confirmation after submitting the form. When attaching documents to the application form, they must be merged into one PDF-file and submitted electronically as well.

Attached documents

The following must be included in the attached documents (6 pages max): detailed project description, budget, and CV (including documentary proof of knowledge of French), and reference from instructor/supervisor.

Questions regarding the above should be addressed to Rikke Reinholdt Petersen on or on +45 33 43 53 10.

Board of trustees

  1. Her Majesty Queen Margrethe (chair)
  2. Lord Chamberlain of the Royal Household, Kim Kristensen
  3. Museum director, Lic Phil Poul Erik Tøjner
  4. Professor, Doctor of Laws Linda Nielsen, R.
  5. Nikolaj Koppel

The trust executor is trust secretary Charles-Henri Keller (


Secretary of The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters is Mette Schou -

The Royal Academy is collecting personal data for the processing of grant applications. Read how the Academy handles personal data in the Academy’s privacy policy. (In Danish)