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The Danubius Award was created in 2011 by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) and the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM) with the intention to honor persons with extraordinary achievements in their scientific activity and output in relation to the Danube Region.

2017 this award will, for the fourth time, be complemented with a specific price for young scientists – the „Danubius Young Scientist Award“. This award will be granted to 14 young scientists - one in each country that is part of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region [Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Romania and the Ukraine]. The award seeks to highlight the scientific work and talent of young researchers and enhance the visibility of the scientific community in the region: Moreover the award encourages young scientists to engage themselves in the scientific examination of the multifaceted issues and questions specifically related to the Danube Region. The award will be endowed with 1,200 Euros for each winner of the young scientist award.
The deadline for submitting nominations PROLONGED until  7th of June 2017 at 23:59 ! Nominations only from Montenegro, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine!
                ·         Scientific excellence and innovative approach of the academic work
                ·         Thematic relevance of the scientific work for issues/problems of the Danube region
·         Relevance of the scientific work beyond the national borders
·         Potential of the candidate (for example: integration in international networks, participation in scientific projects, publication history, experience in teaching etc.)

                ·         No formal age limit –BUT
Limitation to participants that have received their master/PhD max.5 years ago (= after 1st of January 2012). Submissions of candidates holding only a bachelor degree will not be accepted. 

Candidates for the Danubius Young Scientist Award can come from all scientific disciplines. The number of nominations per organization is limited to a maximum number of 3. It is expected that the award ceremony will take place in October/November 2017, probably in the context of a high level scientific event by the European Commission´s Joint Research Centre supporting the EU Strategy for the Danube Region. More information you can find in the call. 


  Nominations will be accepted in electronic format and in English language only.

Nominations including all relevant documents have to be sent to: a.winkler@idm.at 

The deadline for submitting nominations PROLONGED until 7th of June 2017 at 23:59!

Nominations only from Montenegro, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine!


  • Announcement 2017