The 2018 Letten Prize is now open for applications!

Deadline: 31 May 2018
Nominations are open for 2018 Letten Prize to recognize younger researchers’ contributions in the fields of health, development, environment and equality in all aspects of human life. The prize aims to raise public awareness of how research can be used to solve global human development challenges.
The Letten Prize is a collaboration between the Letten Foundation and The Young Academy of Norway. The Letten Seminar, hosted in connection with the prize ceremony, is dedicated to the latter.
Prize Information
The winner is awarded 2 million NOK (ca. 215 000 EUR/260 000 USD) of which ¼ is for personal usage and ¾ is to be used for research activities.
Eligibility Criteria
  • 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 boarders
    • engage in/with interdisciplinary research
    • is a good disseminator
  • The Letten Prize Committee will emphasise candidates’ future research potential. Short-listed candidates are invited to a digital interview in late June/early July. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
  • The Letten Prize will be awarded in Oslo on September 13, 2018. The candidate’s travel costs will be covered.
  • 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 2020 Letten Prize award.
  • Applications which are incomplete, have arrived after the deadline or that do not comply with the criteria will not be considered.
How to Apply
Applicants can apply via given website.
For more information, please visit 2018 Letten Prize.