About the Committee

The Letten Prize Committee consists of younger researchers who are recognised experts within their fields. The committee consists of up to seven members, representing at least three continents. The Committee is gender balanced and cross-disciplinary.

The Committee’s main task is to recommend a winner and runner ups for the Prize. The Board of the Letten Prize designates a winner based on the recommendation of the Letten Prize Committee.

The members of the committee are approved by The Letten Prize Board, based on a recommendation from The Young Academy of Norway. The Young Academy of Norway, in turn, base their recommendation on suggestions gathered from Young Academies around the world, with help from The Global Young Academy.

The 2023 Letten Prize Committee:

  • Heidi Holmen, (Chair), The Young Academy of Norway / OsloMet, Norway
  • Elena Krieger, New Voices USA / PSE Healthy Energy, USA
  • Enrico Castillo, New Voices USA / University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  • Ivan Gabriel Dalmau, Argentinian Young Academy / Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, Argentina
  • Magatte Ndiaye, Senegalese National Young Academy / University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar, Senegal
  • Mia Liinason, Young Academy of Sweden / Lund University, Sweden
  • Sibel Eker, Global Young Academy / Radboud University and International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Netherlands

Relevant documents:
Committee guidelines (PDF)
Ethical guidelines for the Letten Prize (PDF)

Previous committees

The 2021 Letten Prize Committee:

  • Heidi Holmen, (Chair), The Young Academy of Norway / OsloMet, Norway
  • Malgorzata Cyndecka, The Young Academy of Norway / University of Bergen, Norway
  • Binyam Sisay Mendisu, GYA / UNESCO Institute, Ethiopia
  • Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed, GYA / University of Toronto, Canada
  • Mudrika Khandelwal, INYAS / Indian Institute of Technology, India
  • Jennifer Myfanwy Fitchett, ASSAF / University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • Beom Kyung Kim, Y-KAST / Yonsei University, South Korea

The 2018 Letten Prize Committee: