The Nils Klim Committee held their annual meeting on 16 January, at the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters in Copenhagen. There they discussed this years shortlist candidates and decided on a recommendation for a prize winner in 2018. The recommendation will be presented to the Holberg Board later this winter. The announcement of the Holberg Prize 2018 and the Nils Klim Prize 2018 will take place at the Library of Humanities, University of Bergen, on 14 March, at 9:00 CET. The event will be live-streamed on the Holberg Prize website.
Many good candidates
A total of 19 nominations were submitted for the Nils Klim Prize 2018, which is the highest number of nominations to date. With many very qualified nominees, with background from very different fields of study and academic traditions, the committee had a challenging task in agreeing on a recommendation for a prize winner.
The Nils Klim Committe
To ensure that all candidates get a thorrough and fair evaluation the Nils Klim Committee will always have members from different nationalities and academic backgrounds. The five committee members are all awknowledged scholars from the humanities, social sciences, law or theology. One from each of the Nordic countries. The members are elected for three years at the time, and can be reelected once.
Nominate a candidate for the Nils Klim Prize 2019
Scholars holding positions at universities and other research institutions, including academies, are entitled to nominate candidates to the Nils Klim Prize. The nomination form for 2019 is now open. The deadline for nominations is the 15 June each year. The Nils Klim Prize is awarded to young Nordic scholars under the age of 35 years, for outstanding contributions in the fields of humanities, social sciences, law or theology.