Nobel Internet Archive Frequently Asked Questions

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How are Nobel Prize Winners Nominated and Selected?

The nomination and selection of Nobel Prize Winners vary according to category and prize-awarding institutions:

Do you have a list of Nominees?

The organizations do not publish a list of nominees until 50 years after the awards have been given. For older awards given outside this time frame, check out this link for medicine. The other awarding institutions have not yet provided a database of nominators and nominees.

What is the monetary value of the Nobel Prize?

The monetary value of the Nobel Prize varies from year to year. From 2001, the prize was 10,000,000 Swedish Crowns (SEK). An updated list of past and present monetary awards can be found here.

What do the Nobel Prize medals look like?

Images of the Nobel Prize medals may be found here.

Do you have a listing of Nobel Prize Winners by Nationality?

No. To quote Alfred Nobel:

It is my express wish that in awarding the prizes no consideration whatever shall be given to the nationality of the candidates, so that the most worthy shall receive the prize, whether he be a Scandinavian or not.

Furthermore, many Nobel Prize winners do their research in countries other than they were born. To find a list of Nobel Prize Winners affiliated with a particular country, please use our search form and enter the country's name.

Do you have a listing of Nobel Prize Winners by Ethnicity?

No. The world is a melting pot and such divisive classifications would be counter-productive and difficult to do accurately.

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