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The Hans L. Zetterberg Prize in Sociology

Uppsala University invites you to nominate one or several candidates for the Hans L. Zetterberg Prize in Sociology.

Hans Zetterberg (1927-2014) was a professor of sociology who during his career held positions at Columbia University as well as Ohio State University. In addition to his academic work,Zetterberg was also a publicist (who, among other things, published the English translation of Max Weber’s text Economy and Society) and served as the chair of WAPOR (World Association for Public Opinion Research) 1987-1988.

The Hans L. Zetterberg Prize is awarded annually. The sum to be awarded is SEK 100 000 (currently about US$ 12,000/ € 10,000).

In selecting your candidates, please note the following statement by the Zetterberg family, which will guide the prize committee in their work.

The prize is to be awarded yearly to a young researcher, Swedish or foreign, who, with his/her scientific workin sociology, preferably through the fruitful combination of theory and practice, has moved the research front forward. Through his/her published works, the nominee should have reached an acknowledged academic position but should not be at the end of his/h er research career.

The upper age limit for nominees is 40 years of age (the year the prize is awarded).

The nomination letter should be short and concise, and include a full C.V. of the person you nominate.

Deadline for submitting nominations is April 15 2018.

Please send the nomination to

Download the call for nominations