Break down: Who are our 2023-applicants?

The deadline for applying to the Letten Prize has past. We are very excited to have received 164 applications this round. Even better, our applicants are from all around the world.

Our applicants – Who are they?

  • 164 applications
  • from 76 nationalities
  • Gender balance: 50% woman, 50 % men
  • Applicants from (institution location)
    Europe: 33% (35%)
    Africa: 24% (19%)
    Asia: 20% (20%)
    Middle East: 8% (7%)
    South America: 8% (5%)
    North America: 4% (7%)
    Oceania: 2% (5%)

Web Traffic

The photo above shows our web traffic and where it came from over the passed courter.

Home countries with the most applicants

  • India (15)
  • Italy (7)
  • Nigeria (7)
  • Ghana (6)
  • UK and Spain (5)
  • Other countries (119)

Our applicants – How did they hear about us?

  • Word of mouth: 20%
  • Web search: 18%
  • Young Academy network: 16%
  • Notice from host institution: 16%
  • Funding portal: 13%
  • Social media: 12%
  • Other: 6%

New agreement

December 7th the Letten Foundation and the Young Academy of Norway signed a new cooperation agreement regarding the Letten Prize. The new agreement is on a permanent and secures the next Letten Prize for 2023 and beyond.

From the left: Bjørn Kristian Danbolt (General Secretary of the Young Academy of Norway), Nils Hallvard Korsvoll (Chair of the Young Academy of Norway), Ernst Alsaker (Chair of the Letten Foundation) and Borghild Roald (Vice-chair of the Letten Foundation).

The Letten Foundation manages the heritage after Prof. Letten Saugstad (1925-2014), who the Letten Prize is named after.

The prize a binnual award and its purpose remains “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 next Letten Prize will be awarded at September 7th 2023 in Oslo.

Call for applications is now open until February 2023.

Call for applications for the Letten Prize 2023

It has been about a year since the second awarding of the Letten Prize. We now call for new applications.

Do you know a deserving young researcher who have conducted research aimed at solving global challenges within the fields of health, environment, and equality in all aspects of human life? Or perhaps this description fits you? Do not hesitate to review the criteria for Letten Prize applications and share the news with deserving colleges.

The winner is awarded 2,5 million NOK of which ¼ is for personal use and ¾ is to be used for research activities.

The 2023 Letten Prize call for applications opens on October 19, 2022 and stays open until February 6, 2023.