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Each year, thousands of members of academies, university professors, scientists, previous Nobel Laureates and members of parliamentary assemblies and others, are asked 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
In the nomination archive, you can search among the names of the nominees and nominators, as well as additional information about the nominations 1901-1964, now revealed according to the 50 years rule.
Here you can discover the individuals who have nominated others for a Nobel Prize, those who were nominated for a Nobel Prize and those who later became Nobel Laureates.
The archives have now opened up for the 1965 nominations.Read more
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
See which authors the Literature Laureates themselves nominated 1901-1950.Nominations by Nobel Laureates
Once the statutes of the Nobel Foundation had been ratified in June 1900, the Swedish Academy immediately set to work on the preparations required to enable the award of the first prize in 1901.More about the work
Olav Njølstad, Director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute, answers questions about the nomination of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates.Questions & Answers
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
The Nobel Peace Prize and the awarded Laureates have frequently caused controversies as they in many cases have increased public focus on international or national conflicts.Read the article
The first nomination for Martin Luther King Jr. arrived to the Norwegian Nobel Committee in 1963. Not until 2014, the nominators were revealed.Read more