Call for Applications: Letten Prize for Researchers

Letten Prize

It has been two years since the first awarding of the Letten Prize. There is now a call  for new applications.

Letten Prize is for a deserving young researcher who has conducted research aimed at solving global challenges within the fields of health, environment, and equality in all aspects of human life?

The winner is awarded 2 million NOK (ca. 181 000 EUR/211 000 USD) of which ¼ is for personal usage and ¾ is to be used for research activities.

The 2021 Letten Prize call for applications opens on November 10, 2020 and stays open until February 2, 2021. The application form will be available from September 10.

The Letten Prize is awarded every other year to one young researcher who:

  • conducts research aimed at solving global challenges within the fields of health, development, environment and equality in all aspects of human life
  • has conducted excellent research of great societal relevance
  • is under 45 years old the year when the prize is awarded

In addition, it is desirable that the researcher:

  • has conducted research which has impact across national borders
  • engage in/with interdisciplinary research
  • is a good disseminator

The Letten Prize Committee will emphasise candidates’ future research potential. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

The Letten Prize will be awarded in Oslo on September 7, 2021.  The candidate’s travel costs will be covered.

Candidates apply themselves by following the application guidelines outlined in the application form.

The winner is obliged to:

  • provide a written report on research activities the award has enabled
  • give the “Letten Lecture” presenting the results of the research during an event in connection with the 2023 Letten Prize award.

Applications which are incomplete, have arrived after the deadline or that do not comply with the criteria will not be considered.

The winner will be notified by phone and email. The information is confidential until the Letten Prize is awarded.

More details HERE

Apply HERE


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