Hi,

Are you a young researcher who conducts research aimed at addressing global challenges within the fields of health, development, environment and equality in all aspects of human life?

Or do you know of someone who might fit this description? 

If so, you/they can apply for The Letten Prize.

Prize money at 2,5 MNOK (~235 000 USD).

Interested? View the criteria for applying here: 
https://lettenprize.com/criteria/

Disclamers:
* I've been involved with the EA community since 2017, eg. established EA Oslo and served on the board of EA Norway. 
* I am currently working freelance for The Young Academy of Norway, as well as serving on the board of the Letten Foundation. This research prize are a result of a collaboration by the two parties. I see why this may be seen as "spam". However, I truly believe that we have several great candidates within our community who could contend for the prize.
* I will serve as the secretary of the prize committee, but have no influence on the committees decision.

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This sounds like a cool opportunity! Any idea how many people are competing?

This might be interesting for people who are also interested in the Cause Innovation Bootcamp.

 

(P.S. I took the liberty of reformatting your post because I think it might help. Feel free to copy or ignore as you see fit.)

(P.P.S. I appreciate that your term for "young researcher" means "under 45" ^^)


Hi,

Are you a researcher under 45 who conducts research aimed at addressing global challenges within the fields of health, development, environment and equality in all aspects of human life?

Or do you know of someone who might fit this description? 

If so, you/they can apply for The Letten Prize.

Prize money: 2,5 MNOK (~235 000 USD).
Deadline: February 6th, 2023.

Interested? View the criteria for applying here: 
https://lettenprize.com/criteria/

Disclamers:

  • I've been involved with the EA community since 2017, eg. established EA Oslo and served on the board of EA Norway.
  • I am currently working freelance for The Young Academy of Norway, as well as serving on the board of the Letten Foundation. This research prize are a result of a collaboration by the two parties. I see why this may be seen as "spam". However, I truly believe that we have several great candidates within our community who could contend for the prize.
  • I will serve as the secretary of the prize committee, but have no influence on the committees decision.

Thanks for the tip! I will get in touch with CIB as well!

Thank you also for the suggested changes!

How many are competing for the prize? 
Of course, it will depend on the number of applications we receive this year. But if the last call for application is a benchmark, we received around 50 applications.

I think it's well worth stating that there were only 50 applicants last round. That's 50000kr for a random draw, and I think some readers of this forum are well above chance.

To be clear, are you mostly evaluating based on past performance (e.g. stuff already published), such that there's not much candidates have time to achieve before February to increase their chances? Or are you weighting recent work more?

I'm not able to answer that. It will be up to the committee, however, you can view the committee guidelines here:

https://lettenprize.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Guidelines-for-the-Letten-Prize-Committee.pdf

The committee will not receive further instructions, and it will be up to them how to evaluate the mandate.

(Taking the post at face value) this is surprising this has so few upvotes . 

  • From this post at least, the OP seems to have a lot of competency (besides getting funding/using resources/networking from EA) and that is rarer these days.
  • For the object level content of the prize/activity itself, this seems useful and could bring in outside resources (not just money) into EA.

Hi Charles,

I must admit I have not followed the international EA movement closely at all the years I've been involved, so I'am a bit confused by your statement. If you have the time, I would like to know what you mean by the statement that it is rare fore EA's to have competency (out side of EA-stuff).

Am I to understand that people don't take jobs/work outside of EA-related organizations?

My LinkedIn if you are interested in my background: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hsandbakken/ (In Norwegian, but I'm sure you have a translate-function in your browser).

My statement which discussed "competency" was wrong as written. It was noise without information. Additionally, my original claim did not involve people primarily being in EA-related organizations.

Sorry for the distraction. Thank you for your informative post.