How To Apply For Letten Prize 2023 for Young Researchers

Last Updated on November 8, 2022

Letten Prize

The purpose of the prize is to recognize younger researchers’ contributions in the fields of health, development, environment, and equality in all aspects of human life.

Furthermore, the prize aims to raise public awareness of how research can be used to solve global human development challenges. The Letten Seminar, hosted in connection with the prize ceremony, is particularly dedicated to the latter. The Letten Foundation and the Young Academy of Norway joined forces and established the Letten Prize. The first prize was awared in 2018.


  • The winner is awarded 2.5 million NOK (ca. 240 000 EUR/235 000 USD) of which ¼ is for personal use and ¾ is to be used for research activities.
  • The Letten Prize will be awarded in Oslo on September 7, 2023.  The candidate’s travel costs will be covered.


The Letten Prize is awarded every other year to one young researcher who:

  • Conducts research aimed at addressing 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. That means that you must be under the age of 45 in 2023.
  • Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

In addition, it is desirable that the researcher:

  • has conducted research which has impact across national borders.
  • engage in/with interdisciplinary research.
  • is a good disseminator.


Applications which are incomplete, have arrived after the deadline or that do not comply with the criteria will not be considered.

Click here to apply

For more information, visit Letten Prize.

Deadline: February 6, 2023

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