Call for nomination: The Holberg Prize 2016

The Holberg Board is inviting nominations for the Holberg Prize for outstanding scholarly work in the academic fields of the arts and humanities, social science, law and theology.

The Holberg Prize was established by the Norwegian Parliament in 2003 and is awarded annually. The Prize for 2016 amounts to 4,5 million NOK (approximately 517 000 EUR / 646 000 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 Holberg Prize 2016.

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

The Prize is awarded to scholars who have made outstanding contributions 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. The prize winner must have had a decisive influence on international research.

The Holberg Prize Board awards the Prize at the recommendation of the Holberg 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 also include the candidate’s CV and suggest referees who know the scholar´s work.

The Committee particularly encourages nomination of established scholars below the age of seventy. Joint nominations do not strengthen a candidacy.

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.

Letters of nomination can also be sent to the following address:

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

For further information on nomination to the Holberg Prize, please contact:

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

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