The Nils Klim Prize is awarded to researchers who have made an outstanding contribution, either within one of the relevant fields alone or of an interdisciplinary nature.
Particular importance is attached to the researcher’s independence and innovative ability. Consideration is also given to whether the research contribution in question can be deemed particularly outstanding or promising in light of the researcher’s age, the nature of the research project and the research traditions in the academic field in question.
The prize is worth NOK 250,000 (approximately EUR 29,800 / USD 37,700, as of October 2014).
The prize winner must be under 35 years of age on the final date for nominations.
The Board makes the award on the basis of the recommendation of the Nils Klim Committee, which consists of Nordic scholars from the relevant academic fields.