The Anders Jahre Awards for Medical Research are upgraded
The Board of the Anders Jahre Fund increases the award sum to NOK 2 million. The award winner will receive NOK 1 million, while another NOK 1 million will take the form of a research grant to the award winner’s research group. The Anders Jahre Award to Young Researchers is increased to NOK 500 000.
‘We wish to strengthen medical research in the Nordic countries and enhance its visibility. We do so by raising the award amount. To accomplish this at the current level of bank interest rates, we have chosen to give out the award every second year,’ says Ole Petter Ottersen, chair of the fund’s board and Rector at the University of Oslo.
The decision enters into force from 2016. Consequently, the new award will not be given out until 2017. Calls for nominations for the 2017 award will be announced later this year. The award committee is headed by Professor Harald Stenmark, UiO.
The Anders Jahre Awards for Medical Research honour research of outstanding quality in basic and clinical medicine in the Nordic countries. The Jahre awards are given out by the University of Oslo. The first Anders Jahre Award for Medical Research was given out in 1960.
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