The Jens Christian Skou Award is a talent award instituted by Health at Aarhus University. It is named after Aarhus University's first Nobel Prize winner, Jens Christian Skou (8 October 1918 - 28 May 2018), and it is presented once a year to an outstanding early-career Health researcher of international standard.
The purpose of the award is to celebrate an extraordinary research talent at Health whose research has documented exceptional creativity and productivity.
In order to be considered for the award, the researcher must have demonstrated outstanding skill and potential to become an internationally leading researcher in the longer term. Furthermore, candidates must have completed their PhD degree within the past ten years.
Only heads of department at Health can nominate candidates for the award. The nominations are assessed by Dean's Office at Health, which then appoints the winner.