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Each year the respective Nobel Committees send individual invitations to thousands of members of academies, university professors, scientists from numerous countries, previous Nobel Laureates, members of parliamentary assemblies and others, asking them to submit candidates for the Nobel Prizes for the coming year. These nominators are chosen in such a way that as many countries and universities as possible are represented over time.
Read more about how the Nobel Laureates are nominated:
Nomination of the Physics Laureates
Nomination of the Chemistry Laureates
Nomination of the Medicine Laureates
Nomination of the Literature Laureates
Nomination of the Peace Prize Laureates
Nomination of the Laureates in Economic Sciences
Göran K. Hansson, Secretary of the Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine, answers frequently asked questions about the Medicine PrizeAll Questions and Answers
Geir Lundestad, Secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, answers frequently asked questions about the Nobel Peace Prize: the selection process, the most popular and criticized prizes and more.
Peter Englund, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy, answers frequently asked questions about the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Peter Englund, Secretary of the Economic Sciences Prize Committee, answers frequently asked questions about the Prize in Economic Sciences.
Alfred Nobel left no explanation as to why the Peace Prize was to be awarded by a Norwegian committee while the other four prizes were to be handled by Swedish committees.Read more about the Norwegian Nobel Committee
The Norwegian Nobel Committee has received valid nominations of 259 different individuals and organizations for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize. 50 of these are organizations.Read more about the selection of Peace Prize Laureates
Search among nominators and nominees in the database spanning the years 1901-1956.Explore the nomination archive
Find out why Mahatma Gandhi was never awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.Read about the 'missing Laureate'
For the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Swedish Academy has received 195 valid nominations, among them, 48 are first time nominees.Read more about the selection of Literature Laureates
See which authors the Literature Laureates themselves nominated 1901-1950.Nominations by Nobel Laureates
Rabindranath Tagore, Sinclair Lewis, Pearl Buck, Bertrand Russell and William Faulkner are some of the authors who were awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature after being nominated in one year only.Nominations for the Nobel Prize in Literature per year
Search among nominators and nominees in the database spanning the years 1901-1950.Explore the nomination archive