Nils Klim Prize

Frans Gregersen

Frans Gregersen (born 1949) is a Danish linguist. Gregersen has been a professor of Danish language at the Copenhagen University since 1996.

Frans Gregersen's primary fields of research are sociolinguistic analyses of spoken and written Danish, history of the Danish speech community 1900-2000, history of Danish linguistics and its international background, didactics of Danish and the theory of the human sciences

Next: Vilhjálmur Árnason
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Vilhjálmur Árnason

Vilhjálmur Árnason (born 1953) is professor of philosophy at the University of Iceland. Internationally he is best known for his research on ethical aspects of controversial genetic research in Iceland by deCODE Genetics.

Next: Lars Magnusson
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Lars Magnusson

Lars Magnusson (born 1952) is a Professor in Economic history, Prefect of the Department of Economic History, Uppsala University, Dean of Faculty of the Social Sciences, Uppsala University, Chairman of Swedish Collegium for Advanced Studies (SCAS), Member of the Royal Academy of Sciences and Honorary doctoral degree at Kyoto Sanyo University.

Lars Magnusson's primary fields of research is History of economic thought in Sweden and Europe (mainly 18th and 19th century), Regulation and Political Economy in a historical perspective and
the Swedish Model of labour market relations in a comparative perspective (1930-2005)

Next: Tone Sverdrup
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Tone Sverdrup

Tone Sverdrup (born 1951) is a Norwegian jurist and Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo.

Sverdrup's field is private law, and she has also been an acting Supreme Court Justice. She is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.

Next: Elina Vuola
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Elina Vuola

Elina Vuola, ThD and adjunct professor (docent) in theological ethics and gender studies, is academy professor of the Academy of Finland at the Faculty of Theology, Helsinki. Her expertise is in especially in the following areas: Latin American studies, liberation theologies, gender studies, development studies, and especially the dialogue of these fields with the study of religion and theology.

Next: Frans Gregersen
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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.

Nils Klim Committee