The Hans L. Zetterberg Prize in Sociology

The Hans L. Zetterberg Prize in Sociology is awarded annually to young researchers from Sweden or abroad, who with their scholarly work in sociology, preferably by fruitfully combining theory and practice, have advanced the research front. The prize sum is SEK 100,000 (USD 11,000 or EUR 9,500).

About Hans L. Zetterberg

Hans L. 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. 1987–1988 he served as the chair of WAPOR (World Association for Public Opinion Research).

Call for nominations for the 2021 Hans L. Zetterberg Prize

Uppsala University invites you to nominate one or several candidates for the Hans L. Zetterberg Prize in Sociology to be awarded to a younger researcher, Swedish or foreign, who, with his/her scientific work in sociology, preferably through fruitful combination of theory and practice, has moved the research front forward.

The prize is for a younger researcher (40 years or less the year the prize is awarded), who through published works has reached an acknowledged position but who is not at the end of his/her research achievement/career. The prize is to be awarded yearly and considered international. The sum to be given is SEK 100 000 (currently about US$ 10,000/ € 9,000), made possible by a donation from the Zetterberg family, the first for Sociology at Uppsala University.

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 26 2021.

Please send the nomination to

Download the call for nominations

The Faculty of Social Sciences

Last modified: 2021-03-04