Holberg International Memorial Prize - 2021


Norwegian Government


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 arts and humanities, social sciences, law or theology, either in one of these fields or through interdisciplinary work. The prize winner must have had a decisive influence on international research.


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

Self-nominations are not accepted.

Nominations are strictly confidential and should not be disclosed to the nominee or to others at any time. For information on the nomination process visit the Holberg Prize Nomination Instructions.


The Prize amount is 6,000,000 NOK (approximately €600,000 EUR / $670,000 US).


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

External Deadline

Please submit the confidential nomination directly to the Holberg Prize Nomination Form by the external deadline. Please also submit a copy of the full nomination and OR-5 to research.services@uoguelph.ca

How to Apply

Confidential nominations need to be submitted electronically directly to the Holberg Prize Nomination Form. Please send a copy of the nomination and OR-5 to research.services@uoguelph.ca.

For more information, contact research.honours@uoguelph.ca or info@holbergprisen.no

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Social Sciences