Holberg Prize for Research


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The Holberg Prize is awarded annually to a scholar who has made outstanding contributions to research in the humanities, social science, law or theology, either in one of these fields or through interdisciplinary work.

The Holberg Prize was established by the Norwegian Parliament 1 July 2003, and was awarded for the first time in 2004. The objective of the prize is to increase awareness of the value of academic scholarship in the humanities, social sciences, law and theology. The Prize has a monetary value of NOK 6 000,000 (approx. EUR 620,000 / USD 700,000). The Prize is named after the Danish-Norwegian writer Ludvig Holberg, who excelled in all of the sciences covered by the award.

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

Deadline for nominations: 6/15/21


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