Grants and awards


Nordic Mensa Fund supports scientific research related to medical, psychological, sociological or educational aspects of intelligence and the human brain.

The calls can include larger grants for research groups or individual researchers, smaller grants for specific purposes (such as travel) or awards for valuable work already carried out (“article of the year award”). Dissemination of original research results to a wider, non-academic audience can be also supported.

The Nordic Mensa Fund board decides the call for each year and determines what kind of research is supported in that given year. A separate scientific advisory board will be used in the evaluation of the applications.

Nordic Mensa Fund Call 2022: Award for scientific articles of the year

In 2022 the Nordic Mensa Fund will award a maximum number of five “Article of the year” awards of 1000€ each. Awards will be given to outstanding published scientific articles that are related to the research areas supported by the Fund including: medical, psychological, sociological or educational aspects of intelligence and the human brain.

The nominated article needs to have a clear link to intelligence-related issues.

The nomination period starts on 25.05.2022 and ends at 01.10.2022. The Awards will be announced on the website of the Nordic Mensa Fund and directly to the awarded.

Which articles can be nominated?

Nominations can be made for articles that have been published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal after 1st January 2021. Articles that have been accepted for publication but have not yet been published can also be nominated. The nominated author of the article must be affiliated with one of the countries involved in the Nordic Mensa Fund: Sweden, Finland, Norway or Denmark, either by nationality, residence or affiliation with a university based in one of these countries. The article can be written in English or one of the Nordic languages. The nomination must be made in English.

Who can nominate?

Anyone can nominate an article. The nominator can also be the author of the article. The award will be given to the nominated author as a personal grant.

Nomination is done in English through the nomination form below and it should include max. 500 words justification including the main findings of the article, its relevance to the science and how it is connected to the area of the Nordic Mensa Fund.

Nominate an article

Nominations must contain the following information:


  • Name and contact information of the nominator


  • Name and contact information of the nominated author


  • Title and DOI-number of the article


  • An open-access link to the article or link to article in .pdf.


  • Justification in English including the main findings of the article, its relevance to the science and how it is connected to the area of the Nordic Mensa Fund. Max. 500 words.

If you have questions, please contact Nordic Mensa Fund