Scholarships to attend the Holberg Prize and Nils Klim Prize Award Ceremony


Two journalists will be invited to attend the Holberg Prize and the Nils Klim Prize Award Ceremony, as well as Academic Celebrations in Bergen and Oslo, Norway  (2-5 June, 2020). The two recipients of the grants will be guests of the Holberg Prize and the University of Bergen and will be invited to all the events, including the Award Ceremony and the Government Banquet on 4 June 2020. The grants cover travel expenses, hotel accommodation, and meals. An interview with the Holberg Laureate and/or the Nils Klim Laureate may be arranged if requested.

The Holberg Prize is awarded annually to scholars who have made outstanding contributions to research in the arts and humanities, social sciences, law or theology. The Prize is worth NOK 6 million (approx. USD 660,000). The Nils Klim Prize is awarded annually to a researcher under the age of 35, from a Nordic country, who has made an outstanding contribution to research in the fields covered by the Holberg Prize. The Prize is worth NOK 500,000 (approx. EUR 50,000).

On 5 March, the 2020 Holberg Prize was awarded to British-Canadian scholar Griselda Pollock for her contributions to feminist art history and cultural studies. The Nils Klim Prize was awarded to Danish theologian Frederik Poulsen for his research on The Old Testament.

The Holberg Prize and the Nils Klim Prize will both be officially awarded during a ceremony in the University Aula in Bergen on 4 June, 2020. Visit the Holberg Prize website for more information on the Prizes, the Laureates and the Holberg Week events.

All journalists may apply. It is preferable that the applicant has experience in covering issues related to one or more of the academic fields covered by the Holberg Prize. Should you wish to apply for one of the scholarships, please send an email headed «WFSJ/Holberg Prize Press Scholarship» to cbourillon@wfsj.org , no later than Monday 30 March 2020, with the following:

  1. A copy of your CV.
  2. A brief letter highlighting your interest in attending the Holberg Prize events and ceremony. Your application should include your name, media, country, the name of your national member association (if applicable), your e-mail address, your mobile telephone number.

Applications will be reviewed between 31 March-17 April 2020 by a committee with representatives from the WFSJ Office.

Photo: University of Bergen. Original by Floflo, edited by Aqwis – Image:Bergen

About Viola Egikova

Viola Egikova - science journalist based in Moscow, president of Intellect, former Vice-President of the European Union of Science Journalists' Associations, Programme Coordinator of All Russia Science Festival