Nominations invited for Ludvig Holberg prize for outstanding scientific work

February 27, 2004

Brussels, 26 Feb 2004

The Board of the Ludvig Holberg memorial fund is inviting nominations for an international prize for outstanding scientific work in the areas of social sciences, arts and humanities, and law and theology.

The Holberg International Memorial Prize is named after the Norwegian/Danish scholar who held chairs of metaphysics and logic, Latin rhetoric and history at the University of Copenhagen in the 18th century.

The winner will receive around 520,000 euro, and will be selected by the Holberg Board following the recommendations of an academic committee.

The aim of the prize is to increase society's awareness of the value of research in the fields of social sciences, arts and humanities, and law and theology, as well as to recognise scholars who have made an important contribution to their academic field.

The Ludvig Holberg memorial fund will also award the Nils Klim prize to younger Nordic researchers working in the same fields. The winner of this prize will receive around 29,000 euro.

For further information, please contact:
Bodil Kjelstrup
Tel: +47 55 58 69 92
E-mail: bodil.kjelstrup@holberg.uib.no

CORDIS RTD-NEWS / © European Communities

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