Call for Nominations for the 2023 Hans L. Zetterberg Prize in Sociology

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 May 21 2023. Please send the nomination to

The Faculty of Social Sciences, Uppsala University, Sweden

About Hans L Zetterberg

Hans L Zetterberg (1927-2014) was active in the United States and Sweden, first in sociology, then in more general social science. He taught sociology at Columbia University in The City of New York and at Ohio State University, where he was Chairman of the Sociology Department. He was also a publisher of scholarly books (Bedminster Press, among other things, Max Weber’s Economy and Society), and a long-time pollster and market researcher. Hans L. Zetterberg was past president of the World Association for Public Opinion Research and a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. He published On Theory and Verification already in 1954 and when he died, he was engaged on a major theoretical work The Many-Splendored Society. His work is archived at

Last modified: 2023-01-17