Fridtjof Nansen award for excellence in science
About the award:
The Fridtjof Nansen award for excellence in science is awarded to a Norwegian scientist, or a scientist residing in Norway, for scientific contributions of high-level international importance. The award is given to inspire further work.
Awarded by the Nansen foundation and affiliated funds. The award ceremony takes place at the annual meeting of The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters in May.
The award consists of a diploma, NOK 300.000, a diploma and the Nansen medal. The medal is approved of His Majesty King Harald as an official decoration and ranks at number 16.
The award alternates (every other year) between humanities and social sciences and medicine and natural sciences.
Fridtjof Nansen’s award for young scientists:
The Fridtjof Nansen award for young scientists, under the age of 40, covers humanities and social sciences and medicin and natural sciences. The award consist of a diploma and NOK 75 000.
The board of the Nansen foundation and affiliated funds 2023 - 2025:
- Professor Vessela N. Kristensen, University of Oslo (chair)
- Professor Tora Skodvin, University of Oslo
- Professor Augustine Arukwe, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
- Professor Einar Lie, University of Oslo
- Professor Inger Greve Alsos, University of Tromsø
- Professor Tor Eldevik, University of Bergen
If you have any questions regarding these awards, please contact Line Therese Nævestad: l.t.navestad[a]dnva.no