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Danubius Young Scientist Award 2019 (Award of 1,200 EUR)

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Danubius Young Scientist Award 2019 is calling for application.

The Danubius Award was created in 2011 by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Research (BMBFW) 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. 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, Czechia, Germany, Hungary, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Romania and Ukraine).

Award Benefits

The award will be endowed with 1200 Euros for each winner of the young scientist award. The award ceremony will take place in the context of the Annual Meeting of the Danube Rectors’ Conference in Bucharest in November 2019.
Moreover, thanks to the ongoing kind support by the JRC, the awardees will get invitations from the European Commission´s Joint Research Centre to visit the JRC in Ispra, Italy in 2020.

Eligibility Conditions

The nomination of the award candidate should be by their hosting scientific organization (university, academy of sciences etc.). Furthermore, every university, academy of sciences or research organization etc. can nominate up to a maximum of three candidates in total; however, the three candidates have to come from different faculties or departments, institutes or research groups within the organization. The criteria include

  • Scientific excellence as well as 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.)

There is no formal age limit, but there is the limitation to participants that have received their master/PhD max. 5 years ago (= after 1st of January 2014).


Documents have to be in English language (exception: copy of the academic title) and have to consist of the following parts:

  • maximum 2 pages summary of the scientific work (e.g. thesis, dissertation, journal article, scientific publication etc.) and its specific relevance for the Danube Region
  • Curriculum Vitae including publication list of the candidate (max. 3 pages)
  • Copy of the document related to the award of the highest academic title received

Send nominations including all relevant documents to: [email protected]


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline26 April,2019
Organizer Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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