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The Holberg Prize

Announcement of the 2023 Holberg Prize and Nils Klim Prize

On Tuesday, 14 March, the 2023 Holberg Prize and Nils Klim Prize will be announced at the University Aula in Bergen.

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At the event, the Rector of the University of Bergen, Margareth Hagen, will present welcoming remarks. The Chair of the Holberg Prize Board, Kjersti Fløttum, will the announce the recipients of the Holberg Prize and the Nils Klim Prize. We will also hear the citations of the Academic Committees, as well as expert presentations of the Laureates and their scholarly work.

There will be a musical performance, and a light breakfast will be served.

You can watch the event live on Youtube or the Holberg Prize webpage.

About the Holberg Prize

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

About 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, either in one of these academic fields or through interdisciplinary work. The candidate must be a citizen of a Nordic country or be formally affiliated with a Nordic research institution. 

The Nils Klim Prize is worth NOK 500,000 (approximately EUR 50,000).

The Nomination Process

Scholars holding positions at universities, academies and other research institutions are entitled to nominate candidates for the Holberg Prize and Nils Klim Prize. The nomination deadline is 15 June each year. The Holberg Board awards the prizes at the recommendation of the Academic Committes. The Award Ceremony takes place at the University of Bergen during the Holberg Week in early June.