The Holberg 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 Prize for 2016 amounts to 4,5 million NOK (approximately 488 000 EUR / 610 000 USD).
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 and should not be disclosed to the nominee or to others at any time. The winner for 2016 will be announced in March 2016, and the award ceremony will take place in Bergen, Norway in June 2016.
Deadline for nomination is June 15 2015.
Please note;This page concerns information about nomination to the Holberg Prize 2016. Deadline for the Holberg Prize 2015 was June 15th 2014. The prize winner for 2015 will be announced on the 12th of March.
Letters of nomination may also be sent to the following address: The Holberg Prize University of Bergen P.O. Box 7800 NO-5020 Bergen Norway
For further information regarding the nomination process, please contact:
Solveig Stornes, Project Manager Holberg Prize
Tel: +47 55 58 69 92