Research Prizes

HRH Crown Prince Haakon Magnus and Fred Kavli. Photo:

The Kavli Prize includes three separate prizes, which are awarded for outstanding scientific research in the fields of astrophysics, neuroscience and nanoscience. The Kavli Prize was awarded for the first time in the autumn of 2008 in Oslo, and has helped to put Norway on the international research map. Read more

Ludvig Holberg. Photo: Holberg Prize.

The Ludvig Holberg Memorial Fund was established in 2003. The main purpose of the Fund is to increase the profile of the arts and humanities, the social sciences, law and theology. The Board of the Ludvig Holberg Memorial Fund awards prizes under three headings every year: the Holberg International Memorial Prize, the Nils Klim Prize and the Holberg Prize School Project. Holberg International... Read more

Abel Laureate Mikhail Gromov. Photo: Erlend Aas / Scanpix.

The Abel Prize is an international prize awarded for outstanding achievements in mathematics. It is a recognition of valuable contributions to the field, such as the solution of fundamental problems, the development of important new techniques and principles, and the opening up of new areas of research. The prize is NOK 6 million.    The efforts to establish the Abel Prize were started b Read more