Gunnerus Award in Sustainability Science:

 

Call for nominations 2021

The Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters (DKNVS) and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) hereby call for nominations of candidates for the International Gunnerus Award in Sustainability Science 2021.

The award amount is NOK 1 million.

The International Gunnerus Award in Sustainability Science aims to promote science that ensures an effective transition to global sustainable development through groundbreaking policies, societal models or technologies.

Candidate requirements

The Gunnerus Award in Sustainability Science will be presented to an exceptional scientist in the natural sciences, social sciences, technological sciences or the humanities. The candidate’s research must have contributed to sustainable change in practice, either through interdisciplinary work or through work within one of these disciplines.

Nominations accepted until 15 January 2021

Use this form to nominate your candidate by 15 January 2021.

The Gunnerus Award is given to an individual scientist, but may be shared between two scientists if the fundamental scientific contributions are closely related. The award ceremony will take place in Trondheim, Norway in the autumn of 2021.

We invite universities, research institutions and scientific academies to nominate candidates from the natural sciences, social sciences, technological sciences and humanities for the Gunnerus Award 2021.

Self-nominations are not accepted. The jury receives all nominations and may also nominate candidates for the award. The prize is not given post mortem. Nominees are required to comply with general guidelines for research ethics. 

The conferring institutions and Johan Ernst Gunnerus

The international Gunnerus Sustainability Science Award is a collaboration between the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters (DKNVS) – Norway’s oldest scientific institution and the original founder of the prize, and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology – Norway’s largest university. The prize is awarded every two years.

The founding father of DKNVS was bishop Johan Ernst Gunnerus (1718-1773) who became Norway’s first internationally acclaimed naturalist. His legacy is still very much felt in Norway and Trondheim today, the city from which he led the Society. Thus, the Award is named in his honor, as the Gunnerus Award in Sustainability Science.

The Gunnerus Award symbol is based on a meadow buttercup from 1767 in J. E. Gunnerus’ herbarium. Gunnerus was the founding father of the The Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters (DKNVS). 

Contact information

The Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters
Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskab (DKNVS)

Address: Elvegata 17, NO-7012 Trondheim, Norway
Telephone: +47 94 78 79 78
E-mail: post AT dknvs.no
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Laureate 2019

Sandra M. Dìaz, Gunnerus Award laureate 2019. Photo: Sandra M. Díaz

Laureate 2017

Foto av Carl Folke

Carl Folke, Gunnerus Award laureate 2017. Photo: M.Axellson, Azote

Laureate 2012

Vinner av Gunnerusprisen 2012

Kamal Bawa, Gunnerus Award laureate 2012. 

Johan Ernst Gunnerus

Bishop Johan Ernst Gunnerus (1718-1773) founded the The Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters in 1760.