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Awards for SSSD 2024

SSSD Young Investigator Award and Outstanding Presentation Awards


The SSSD Young Investigator Award is given to a young investigator who has published an important paper within the field of experimental or clinical diabetes research. The Young Investigator Award (10 000 Norwegian kroner) will be awarded at the meeting in Oulu in May 2024. The criteria are: 

  1. The candidate for the award should be 35 years or younger by December 31, 2023.

  2. The paper should have been published during 2023. The candidate should be the first author of the paper, and should be affiliated to a Nordic institution.

  3. An application for the award sent by the candidate, including date of birth, should be sent together with a pdf copy of the paper electronically to the Chair of the SSSD Bjørn Olav Åsvold,, no later than January 15, 2024. 

  4. The award winner will be notified by February 15, 2024. The award is contingent upon the awardee presenting her/his paper during a 15-minute presentation at the annual SSSD meeting in Oulu in May 2024. Travel and meeting expenses will be covered separately.


At the SSSD meeting in Oulu, we will also award two SSSD Outstanding Presentation Awards (5000 Norwegian kroner each) to the best abstract presentations at the SSSD meeting.

The Knud Lundbæk Award


All members of the Scandinavian Society for the Study of Diabetes (SSSD) can nominate prize winners. 

Eligible to receive the prize are researchers who have provided important contributions within the field of experimental or clinical diabetes research. The main part of the research to be evaluated should have been performed in the Nordic countries. The prize winner will be selected by the members of the board of the SSSD. 

Nominations should be sent electronically to Bjørn Olav Åsvold,, to arrive not later than December 15, 2023. Nominations should include name and address of the suggested prize winner, a short CV with publication list, name of the nominating person and arguments for the choice.

The prize winner will deliver the Knud Lundbæk lecture at the SSSD meeting in Oulu in May 2024. The prize includes 20 000 Norwegian kroner as well as travel and meeting expenses.

Previous recipients of the Knud Lundbæk Award:



1985     Ruth Østerby

1986     Carl-Erik Mogensen

1987     Arne Andersson

1988     Hans-Henrik Parving

1989     Niels Schwartz Sørensen

1990     Ulf J. Eriksson

1991     Torsten Deckert

1992     Marja-Riitta Taskinen

1993     Gisela Dahlqvist

1994     Kristian F. Hanssen

1995     Veikko Koivisto

1996     Stellan Sandler

1997     Henning Beck-Nielsen

1998     Markku Laakso

1999     Mikael Knip

2000     Oluf B. Pedersen

2001     Thomas Mandrup-Poulsen

2002     Leif Groop

2003     Oddmund Søvik

2004     Hans Ørskov

2005     Patrik Rorsman

2006     Jørn Nerup

2007     Allan Flyvbjerg

2008     Bo Ahrén

2009     Jens Juul Holst

2010     Pirjo Nuutila

2011     Juleen Zierath

2012     Allan Vaag

2013     Elisabeth Mathiesen

2014     Johnny Ludvigsson

2015     Erik Renström

2016     Per-Ola Carlsson

2017     Peter Rossing

2018     Valdemar Grill

2019     Torben Hansen

2020      Åke Lernmark

2022      Jaakko Tuomilehto

2023      Riitta Veijola


Daniel Espes, recipient of the 2018 Young Investigator Award at the SSSD meeting in Turku.


Novo Nordisk Foundation Lecture Prize 2017

Susanne Mandrup was awarded the 2017 Novo Nordisk Foundation Lecture prize at the SSSD meeting in Nyborg. Here together with Laszlo Hegedüs from the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

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Knud Lundbæk Award 2018

Valdemar Grill, recipient of the 2018 Knud Lundbæk Award at the SSSD meeting in Turku pictured with Bjørn Olav Åsvold.


Knud Lundbæk Award 2017

Peter Rossing, recipient of the 2017 Knud Lundbæk Award SSSD meeting in Nyborg.

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