Nominations for the 2024 Johan Skytte Prize can be submitted via this form until January 29, 2024. If your nomination is submitted correctly, you will receive a confirmation to the e-mail address you provided. The nomination form is open all year round. To diversify our laureate pool, the Skytte Foundation particularly welcomes nominations for women and scholars belonging to academically underrepresented social groups.

Nomination Instructions

1. A nomination can be submitted by a scholar or a group of scholars based at any instititution of higher learning (University, research institutions, academy of sciences). We also welcome nominations from doctoral students.

2. The nominations must be written in English and should contain no fewer than 500 words. There is no maximum word count provided that the nomination letter is kept at a reasonable length. In your nomination letter, you are asked to present a coherent argument for why you believe the nominee deserves to be rewarded the Johan Skytte Prize.

3. A nomination should also include a CV and publication list of the nominee included as attachments.

4. Self-nominations and post-humous nominations are not accepted.

5. The nominator can be a single person or a group of individuals. If the latter is the case, we urge you to write a joint nomination that you all sign rather than sending multiple nominations for the same nominee. Please note that joint nominations are treated in the same fashion as single-authored nomination letters: they do not ‘weigh more’.

6. The nominations are confidential and should not be shared with the nominee prior to or after their submission.

7. It is possible to nominate groups but note that joint prizes are uncommon. A joint Skytte prize has only been awarded on one occasion.

8. Nominations from previous years are kept on file and considered every year. Kindly re-submit your nomination only if you made substantial modifications to your nomination letter.

9. The nominations should ideally be submitted electronically via the online form found below. The form works in any browser but does not support draft saving. This is why we urge the nominators to prepare the nomination letter in a word-processing software and copy-paste the text into our online form. If a form is submitted correctly you will get a message indicating that this is the case. You will also receive a confirmation e-mail to your e-mail address.

 The Skytte Prize Committee is entirely dependent on receiving nominations from the wide scholarly community as individual committee members are not allowed to nominate. The time and effort you invest into writing the nomination is highly appreciated.

 Selection Procedure

The laureate is chosen by the board of the Johan Skytte Foundation at the recommendation of the Skytte Prize Committee. The laureate is usually announced in early April on the pages of the Swedish daily newspaper Svenska Dagbladet.

Should you have any questions about the nomination process or experience technical difficulties, contact Michal Grahn at michal.grahn@statsvet.uu.s


Nomination Form for the Johan Skytte Prize



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