The Skytte Prize Committee met in Bergen in mid February to decide on their recommendation for the 2018 Skytte Prize laureate. The recommendation will be presented to the board of the Skytte Foundation in early March. The prize winner will be announced in early April in Svenska Dagbladet and on our webpage.
Johan Skytte Prize rewards scholars who, in the view of the Foundation, have made most significant contribution to Political Science. The laureate is awarded 500.000 Swedish crowns (SEK) and a medal crafted by the most renowned Swedish goldsmiths. The Prize is awarded at a traditional Prize Award ceremony held at Uppsala University. The celebrations span three days and the laureate is expected to take active part in them. The 2018 Prize Award weekend will take place between 28th and 30th September 2018 with the conferment ceremony on September 29th.
The Skytte Prize Committee relies on nominations from the academic community that greatly facilitate the process of laureate selection. The next round of nominations will be open in early April 2018 and will close on January 10, 2019. The nominations are to be submitted online through our nomination form
To commemorate all Skytte Prize laureates, the Skytte Foundation will unveil a wall of fame with their portraits in late April 2018. The wall of fame will be located on the premises of the Department of Government, Uppsala University, founded by Johan Skytte nearly four centuries ago. The unveiling ceremony will be accompanied by a series of lectures on Johan Skytte, Skytte professors and Skytte prize laureates and will be concluded by a festive reception. More information about the event will follow shortly.
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