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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. In 2018, the prize ceremony will take place at the end of May at Uppsala University. 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 February 26th 2018.

Please send the nomination to

Download the call for nominations