Announcement: nominate a scientist for the 2024 OUH research awards Excellent Researcher Award and Early Career Award

2023 award winners. From left: Kushtrim Kryeziu, Bente Halvorsen and Håvard Ole Skjerven
2023 award winners. From left: Kushtrim Kryeziu, Bente Halvorsen and Håvard Ole Skjerven

Oslo University Hospital hereby announce research awards in the following two catagories for 2024:

  • Excellent Researcher Award (one prize, 400.000 NOK)
  • Early Career Award (two prizes of 200.000 NOK each)

Closing date for nominations: March 6th 2024.


Nomination criteria:

Both awards

  • Any field of research
  • The candidate must be an active researcher
  • The candidate must currently be employed by Oslo University Hospital and have his/her daily workplace at Oslo University Hospital
  • Significant journal articles must be affiliated to Oslo University Hospital
  • The researcher must have continued research plans at Oslo University Hospital
  • The prize should be used for further research at Oslo University Hospital
  • Both peer-nominated and self-nominated candidates will be considered 

Excellent Researcher Award 

  • Recent research track record and profile which identify the candidate as a leader in his/ her field(s) of research. The last 10 years track record should be emphasized.  
  • Contribution to strengthening of research environment at Oslo University Hospital

Early Career Award

  • 2-7 years of experience after completion of PhD (PhD defence as of 6 March 2017) and scientific track record showing great promise (any age). Justified career breaks due to parental leaves and sick leaves will extend the seven-year restriction.

Evaluation Criteria: 

  • Both awards: Scientific excellence, i.e.: peer evaluation of scientific quality and impact
  • Excellent researcher award: contribution to strengthening research environment at Oslo University Hospital

Evaluation Committee: Oslo University Hospital’s Scientific Advisory Board (SAB).
If the number of nominees is substantial, the Oslo University Hospital’s Research Committee will select candidates for the SAB’s final evaluation. 

Prize: Excellent Researcher Award: 400.000 NOK, Early Career Award: 200.000 NOK

[1] An earlier PhD defence date than 6 March 2017 may be accepted for parental leave and sick leave, which corresponds to at least eight weeks of full-time absence after the PhD defence date. Reference must be made to the dates of such absence. Additional documentation may be requested if the absence occurred while working outside OUS. Absence from research to work with clinical specialization is not grounds for deduction. Time spent on clinical work does not count negatively - the committee is aware of the difference between full-time and part-time researchers

[2] Consider the value and impact of all research outputs (including datasets and software) in addition to research publications, and consider a broad range of impact measures including qualitative indicators of research impact, such as influence on policy and practice, Read the Declaration | DORA (       

Nomination form and standard CV (mandatory)

Nomination form and CV must be emailed to within March 6th 2024

Previous award winners:
(click on year to read more)

Excellent Researcher Award
Early Career Award (alphabetically listed)
Bente Halvorsen
Kushtrim Kryeziu
Håvard Ole Skjerven
Håvard Danielsen
Silje Fjellgård Jørgensen
Geir Ringstad
Ragnhild A. Lothe
Marina Vietri
Lasse Pihlstrøm
Michael Bretthauer
Anna Hoffmann-Vold
Olav Kristianslund
Ole A. Andreassen
Mette Kalager
Anita Sveen
Arne Klungland
Kristina H. Haugaa
Lars Tjelta Westlye
Kirsten Sandvig
Johannes Espolin Roksund Hov
Tor Paaske Utheim
Pål Aukrust
Espen Melum
Therese Seierstad
Anne-Lise Børresen-Dale
Jan Terje Andersen
John Arne Dahl
Ludvig M. Sollid
Kyrre Eeg Emblem
Edward Leithe
Harald Stenmark
Guro Lind
Tom Hemming Karlsen
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