The Prize is aimed at committed and talented teachers at teacher colleges who teach science and technology, physics and chemistry, biology, geography or mathematics in Denmark.
The purpose of the Prize is to recognize and publicize extraordinary efforts in stimulating an interest in science among the next generation of primary and lower-secondary schoolteachers.
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 science teaching, such as acquiring new equipment for experiments, upgrading classrooms and facilities or development projects.
The Prize is awarded to a teacher based on the nomination of the rector or dean. The student teachers and colleagues may all suggest a candidate to the rectors, who make the nomination using the link under the application details above. Several candidates may be nominated from a teacher 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 is awarded at the Big Bang Conference on 18 March 2020. 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; and upper-secondary science teachers.
See other Prizes awarded by the Novo Nordisk Foundations.
Novo Nordisk Foundation Prize for Science Teachers at Teacher Colleges 2019