LUDVIG HOLBERG MEMORIAL FUND: The Holberg International Memorial Prize

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 00:00
Humanities & Arts
Social Sciences

The prize, which was established by the Norwegian Storting, is awarded annually by the Board of the Ludvig Holberg Memorial Fund. The prize will be awarded to scholars who have made outstanding contributions to research in the arts and humanities, social science, law or theology, either within one of these fields or through interdisciplinary work. Through his/her scholarly work, the prizewinner must have had a decisive influence on international research in the field, for instance through the development of new theory, knowledge or insight, through making new use of existing theories or through the methods used. The Board of the Ludvig Holberg Memorial Fund will award the prize on the basis of the recommendation of an academic committee composed of outstanding researchers from the relevant academic fields. Scholars holding a senior position at universities and other research institutions within the above mentioned academic fields are entitled to nominate candidates for the Holberg Prize. The letter of nomination must be written in English, state the reasons for the nomination (2 to 3 pages), contain a brief CV for the candidate and suggest referees who know the scholar and his/her work. Nominations are strictly confidential. They shall not be disclosed to the nominee or to others, not even after the prizewinner has been announced.