Call for nominations: The 2024 Holberg Prize and Nils Klim Prize

12.02.2024

We welcome nominations for the 2025 Holberg Prize and the 2025 Nils Klim Prize, awarded annually for outstanding contributions to research in the humanities, social sciences, law and theology. The nomination deadline is 15 June.

The Holberg Board welcome nominations for the 2025 Holberg Prize and the 2025 Nils Klim Prize until 15 June, 2024. Scholars holding positions at universities, academies and other research institutions are entitled to nominate candidates for the Prizes.

The Holberg Prize

The Holberg Prize is awarded annually to a scholar who has made outstanding contributions to research in the humanities, social sciences, 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 recipient must have had a decisive influence on international research.

The Prize is worth NOK 6,000,000.

Detailed information about the nomination requirements and criteria, as well as links to the nomination form for the Holberg Prize can be found here:

Nominate a candidate for the Holberg Prize

The Nils Klim Prize

The Nils Klim Prize is awarded annually to a scholar under the age of 35, for outstanding contributions to research in the humanities, social sciences, law or theology. The candidate must be a citizen of a Nordic country or be formally affiliated with a Nordic research institution.

The Prize is worth NOK 500,000.

Detailed information about the nomination requirements and criteria, as well as links to the nomination form for the Nils Klim Prize can be found here:

Nominate a candidate for the Nils Klim Prize

The selection process

After the 15 June nomination deadline, all candidates will be assessed by the Holberg Committee and the Nils Klim Committee. The Holberg Board awards the Holberg Prize and the Nils Klim Prize by recommendation of the academic committees. 

The laureates will be announced in March 2025, and the award ceremony will take place during the Holberg Week in Bergen in early June.