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Novo Nordisk Foundation Prize for Science Childhood Educators

Novo Nordisk Foundation Prize for Science Childhood Educators

Inspirational teaching

The Prize is aimed at committed and talented university college teachers of early-childhood educators, focusing on the planned learning topic Nature, Outdoor Life and Science

The purpose of the Prize is to recognize and publicize extraordinary efforts in stimulating an interest in science among the next generation of early-childhood educators.

The Prize is awarded annually. The prize is DKK 250,000, divided into a personal award of DKK 50,000 and DKK 200,000 for the university college. The award given to the university college is to be used for developing the teaching effort within the learning topic Nature, Outdoor Life and Science, for instance by acquiring new equipment for experiments, upgrading rooms and facilities, organizing excursions or carrying out development projects.

The Prize is awarded to a teacher based on the nomination of the rector or dean. Student teachers and colleagues may all suggest a candidate to the rector or dean, who makes the nomination using the link under the application details above. Several candidates may be nominated from each university college, and candidates who have not previously received the prize may be re-nominated.

Committee on The Novo Nordisk Foundation Teaching Prizes selects the successful nominee for the Prize.

The Prize will be awarded at the Big Bang Conference on 24 March 2021. The Prize Recipient is asked to take part in a panel debate with the recipients of the Foundation’s other prizes for primary science teachers, lower-secondary science teachers, upper-secondary science teachers and science teachers at university colleges.

See other Prizes awarded by the Novo Nordisk Foundations.