The Mohn Prize was established by the board of UiT The Arctic University of Norway in 2017. The prize, which carries a cash award of 2 million NOK (approximately 210,000 EUR), is awarded biennially, with the first award ceremony scheduled for January 2018.

The prize is awarded to an individual or to a research group who has published excellent research related to the Arctic, who holds a leading position internationally in his/her/their field of research, and who has brought to light groundbreaking new knowledge related to nature and/or culture in the Arctic.

Nominees for the prize will be evaluated by an international scientific committee.

The recipient of the Mohn Prize will be announced in December 2017, and the award ceremony will take place in Tromsø in January 2018.

UiT The Arctic University of Norway invite individuals, societies and institution to nominate candidate(s) for the Mohn Prize 2018.

Nominations should be submitted using the web based nomination form available at, and must include (in addition to a description of the work and impact of the nominee/nominees) names of (at least) two distinguished specialists in the field of the nominee/nominees who can be contacted for an independent opinion. 

The deadline for nominations is the 15th of September 2018. 

For further information, please see our web page