Nomination Guidelines and Nomination Form

The nomination deadline is September 1st every year. All nominations received after the deadline will be considered in the nomination process for the subsequent year.


The right to nominate is open to anyone. Nominations are confidential and a nomination should not be made known to the nominee. The prize can be awarded to a single person or shared for closely related fundamental contributions. Deceased persons cannot be nominated. If an Abel Laureate passes away before receiving the prize, then the prize will be awarded post mortem.

The nomination should be accompanied by a CV, a description of the work and impact of the nominee/nominees, together with names of distinguished specialists in the field of the nominee/nominees who can be contacted for an independent opinion.

The nomination deadline is September 1st for the nomination to be considered for the Abel Prize the following year.

Self-nominations will not be considered.

If you have further questions, please contact us at

The Abel Committee

The Abel Committee recommends the candidate for the Abel Prize, and submits its recommendation to the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters which selects the Abel Laureate on the basis of the recommendation from the committee.

Announcement of the Abel Laureate

The name of the Abel Laureate will be announced in late March.