Deadline: June 15, 2022

The application is open for the Open Holberg Prize. The Holberg Prize is an international prize awarded annually for outstanding contributions to research in the humanities, social sciences, law, and theology. The Holberg Prize was established by the Norwegian Parliament in 2003 and is awarded annually to a scholar who has made outstanding contributions to research in the humanities, social sciences, law, or theology.


Scholars holding positions at universities, academies, and other research institutions, are entitled to nominate candidates for the Holberg Prize. They ask that all nominations are submitted in the online nomination form. Please read through the requirements listed below and the form guide before submitting your nomination. All text and attachments must be written in English. In the online nomination form they ask that you provide the following:

  • A statement of 1000-3000 characters (incl. spaces), explaining why the candidate should receive the Holberg Prize.
  • The candidate’s CV and publication list.
  • Names of three possible referees who know the candidate’s work and who can provide additional information if needed.

Please also note the following restrictions:

  • Groups or organizations may not be nominated.
  • Self-nominations and posthumous nominations are not accepted.
  • Joint nominations do not strengthen a candidacy.
  • Nominations are strictly confidential and should not be disclosed to the nominee or others at any time.


The Prize is worth NOK 6,000,000 (approximately EUR 600,000 / USD 650,000). 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

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