Call for nomination: Nils Klim Prize 2016

The Holberg Board is inviting nominations of young Nordic scholars under the age of 35 for the Nils Klim Prize for outstanding contributions to research in the academic fields of the arts and humantities, social science, law and theology.

The Nils Klim Prize was established by the Norwegian Parliament in 2003 and is awarded annually.

The Prize for 2016 amounts to 250,000 NOK (approximately 28 700 EUR / 36 000 USD*).

The prize winner for 2016 will be announced in March 2016, and the award ceremony will take place in Bergen, Norway in June 2016.

Please note: This page concerns information about nomination to the Nils Klim Prize 2016.

Deadline for the Nils Klim Prize 2015 was June 15th 2014. The Nils Klim Prize 2015 will be announced March 2015.

The Prize is awarded to a Nordic researcher who has made an outstanding contribution to research in the arts and humanities, social science, law or theology. The prize may be awarded both for work within a particular academic discipline and for work of a cross disciplinary nature. Particular importance will be attached to the researcher´s originality and innovative ability. It should also be considered whether the research contribution in question appears as particularly outstanding or promising in light of the researcher´s age, the nature of the research project and the research tradition in the academic field in question.

The Holberg Board awards the Prize at the recommendation of the Nils Klim Committee. The function of the nomination is to make the Committee aware of the candidate’s work.

Scholars holding positions at universities and other research institutions, including academies, are entitled to nominate candidates to the Prize.

The letter of nomination should be written in English and state the reason for the nomination in 2 to 3 pages. The nomination should include the candidate's CV, list of publications, doctoral thesis and other significant publications It should also suggest referees who know the scholar’s work.

Candidates must be under the age of 35 on 15 June 2014, the closing date for nominations.

Nominations are strictly confidential. They should not be disclosed to the nominee or to others at any time.

Deadline for nomination is June 15 2015.

Go to online nomination form.
Nominations can also be sent to:

The Holberg Prize
University of Bergen
P.O. Box 7800
NO-5020 Bergen

For further information on nomination to Nils Klim Prize, please contact:

Solveig Stornes, Project Manager Holberg Prize
Tel: +47 55 58 69 92

*Currency rates may change. Present rates are from December 2014.