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Novo Nordisk Foundation Prize for Upper-secondary Science Teachers

Inspirational teaching

The Prize is aimed at committed and talented upper-secondary teachers of biology, chemistry, physics, physical geography, biotechnology, geoscience, astronomy, technology, technical science and mathematics in Denmark.

The purpose of the Prize is to recognize and publicize extraordinary efforts in stimulating adolescents in upper-secondary education in Denmark (stx, htx and hf) to take an interest in science.

The Prize is awarded annually and is divided into two prizes: one for eastern Denmark and one for western Denmark. Each prize is DKK 250,000, divided into a personal award of DKK 50,000 and DKK 200,000 for the upper-secondary school. The award given to the school is to be used for developing science teaching, such as acquiring new equipment for experiments, upgrading classrooms and facilities or continuing education.

The Prize is awarded to a teacher based on the nomination of the principal. The students, parents and colleagues may all suggest a candidate to the principal, who makes the nomination using the link under the application details above. One or more teachers and teams of up to three teachers from the same upper-secondary school may be nominated. If the Prize is awarded to a team, the team members share the personal award amount. Candidates who have not previously received the prize may be re-nominated, but teachers from the same school are not eligible to receive the Prize in the 4 years after a Prize is awarded to that school.

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

The Prizes are awarded at the Big Bang Conference on 2 April 2019. The Prize recipients are 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 science teachers at teacher colleges.

See other Prizes awarded by the Novo Nordisk Foundations.

Previous recipients

Year
Recipients
2018
MARIANNE JOHANSSON/NORDSJÆLLANDS GRUNDSKOLE OG GYMNASIUM
Novo Nordisk Foundation Prize for Upper-secondary Science Teachers 2018 (EAST)
2018
THOMAS LYNGHØJ CHRISTENSEN/HOSTEBRO TEKNISKE GYMNASIUM
Novo Nordisk Foundation Prize for Upper-secondary Science Teachers 2018 (WEST)
2017
MÅRTEN FLØ JØRGENSEN/BAGSVÆRD KOSTSKOLE OG GYMNASIUM
Novo Nordisk Fondens Gymnasielærerpris 2017 (ØST)
2017
THOMAS SKADHEDE/PADERUP GYMNASIUM
Novo Nordisk Fondens Gymnasielærerpris 2017 (VEST)
2016
LONE ALS EGEBO/HASSERIS GYMNASIUM
Novo Nordisk Fondens Gymnasielærerpris 2016 (VEST)
2016
LOUISE LUND BÆKGAARD/ALLERØD GYMNASIUM
Novo Nordisk Fondens Gymnasielærerpris 2016 (ØST)
2015
CHRISTIAN GOTHARD RIX/RØDKILDE GYMNASIUM
Novo Nordisk Fondens Gymnasielærerpris 2015 (VEST)
2015
VIBEKE BIRKMANN/GREVE GYMNASIUM
Novo Nordisk Fondens Gymnasielærerpris 2015 (ØST)
2014
BIRGIT SANDERMANN JUSTESEN/VIRUM GYMNASIUM
Novo Nordisk Fondens Gymnasielærerpris 2014 (ØST)
2014
FRANK GRØNLUND JØRGENSEN/VIBY GYMNASIUM
Novo Nordisk Fondens Gymnasielærerpris 2014 (VEST)
500
The Foundation provides DKK 500,000 annually to fund two upper-secondary science teacher prizes in Denmark.
Link
Committee on The Novo Nordisk Foundation Teaching Prizes
Additional information

Rikke Ilona Ustrup,
Administrator,
Novo Nordisk Foundation,
riu@novo.dk

Application Info

The principals of upper-secondary schools may nominate candidates for the Prize.

Deadline for nominations is 10 January 2019 at 12 o’clock.

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