Danish Network for Women in Physics honorary award – The KIF Prize 2020


The KIF Prize is awarded annually to raise awareness about the importance of women in physics. The prize should help identify female physicists as role models at universities as well as at high schools and in society and business. 

Who can be nominated? 

A woman working within the physical sciences (physics, engineering) who is a role model for other women within physics. The candidate must either be Danish or residing and/or working in Denmark. 

Nomination Procedure 

  • Candidates for the award may be nominated by a boss, supervisor, mentor, colleague, student or fellow student 
  • Nominations are to be sent to mail@kvinderifysik.dk 
  • Nominations are to be received at the latest 12.00 on Monday, September 7th, 2020. 
  • Nominations should contain: 
    • Motivation letter (maximum of 2 pages) 
    • Candidate’s CV including name and contact information (maximum of 1 page) 

Motivation letter 

The motivation letter should emphasize why the candidate is considered a role model and could include academic achievements, work-related achievements, dissemination and outreach efforts, volunteer work within the physics community etc. 

Evaluation Committee 

All candidates will be assessed by an external committee. The committee members are:
Professor Kim Splittorff, KU
Associate Professor Tina Hecksher, RUC
Head of IP management Karin Nordström Dyvelkov, GEA Group

Further information 

Questions can be made to mail@kvinderifysik.dk, and will be answered by a member of the KIF board. 

The winner will be notified in writing (by email) and her name will be announced at the KIF annual meeting on October 7th 2020, at SCIENCE Frederiksberg Campus, festauditoriet, Bülowsvej 17, 1870 Frederiksberg, where the award ceremony will take place. 

The winner will be invited to give a talk at the annual meeting.