Excellent Researcher Award and Early Career Award 2022: Nominate an outstanding scientist at Oslo University Hospital

2021 winners (from left): Marina Vietri, Ragnhild A. Lothe (main award) and Lasse Pihlstrøm.
2021 winners (from left): Marina Vietri, Ragnhild A. Lothe (main award) and Lasse Pihlstrøm.

Oslo University Hospital hereby announce research awards in the following two catagories for 2022:

  • Excellent Researcher Award (one prize, 300.000 NOK)
  • Early Career Award (two prizes of 150.000 NOK each)

Closing date for nominations: March 25th 2022.

Nomination criteria:

Both awards:

  • Any field of research
  • The candidate must be an active researcher, not retired, but otherwise any age
  • The candidate must be employed by 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 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. [1]

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Both awards: Scientific excellence, i.e.: peer evaluation of scientific quality and impact [2]
  • 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. 

Closing date March 25th.

Nomination form and standard CV (mandatory) submitted to: post.forskning@ous-hf.no

Download nomination form (Word (docx) format)

[1] Early career award: A maximum of seven years must have elapsed from the disputation date to the application deadline, ie disputation date in the period 25.3.2015-25.3.2020. Earlier disputation date than 25.3.2015 can be accepted if it is due to deductions for statutory leave or continuous full-time and / or part-time sick leave, which corresponds to at least eight weeks of full-time absence and which has taken place after the disputation date. Reference must be made to the dates of such absence. Documentation may be requested if the absence is with an employer other than OUS. Absence from research to work with clinical specialization is not a reason for deduction. Time spent on clinical work / specialization 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, https://sfdora.org/read/

Previous award winners (click on year to read about the award winners)

Year Excellent Researcher Award    Early Career Award 
2021 Ragnhild A. Lothe Marina Vietri
Lasse Pihlstrøm
2020 Michael Bretthauer Anna Hoffmann-Vold
Olav Kristianslund
2019 Ole A. Andreassen Mette Kalager
Anita Sveen
2018 Arne Klungland Kristina Haugaa
Lars Tjelta Westlye
2017 Kirsten Sandvig Johannes Espolin Roksund Hov
Tor Paaske Utheim
2016 Pål Aukrust   Espen Melum
Therese Seierstad
2015 Anne-Lise Børresen-Dale Jan Terje Andersen
John Arne Dahl
2014 Ludvig M. Sollid Kyrre Eeg Emblem 
Edward Leithe
2013 Harald Stenmark   Guro Lind 
Tom Hemming Karlsen 
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