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Danubius Young Scientist Award 2020

Danubius Young Scientist Award 2020

Country: The Danube Regions
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Applications call for Danubius Young Scientist Award 2020

14 young scientists from 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) will receive the award. The award aims 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 EUR for each winner of the Danubius Young Scientist Award.


  • The Danubius Young Scientist Award is open to all the young researchers from the Danube region. In addition to that, candidates for the Danubius Young Scientist Award can come from all scientific disciplines.
  • The maximum number of nominations per organization is three. However, self-nominations are not applicable to this program.

Selection Criteria 

  • Scientific excellence and innovative approach to academic work.
  • Thematic relevance of the scientific work for issues/problems of the Danube Region.
  • The 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 the limitation to participants that have received their Master/Ph.D. max. 5 years ago (after 1st of January 2015).
  • Furthermore, submissions of candidates holding only a bachelor’s degree will be invalid.

The award ceremony will take place in the context of the Annual Meeting of the Danube Rectors’ Conference in Uschgorod (Ukraine) in November 2020.

Application Process 

Nominations including all relevant documents have to be sent to d.martinek@idm. Moreover, all the documents must in the English language (exception: a copy of the academic title received). In particular, the organizer must receive the following things form candidates to consider the application

  • 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)
  • Furthermore, a copy of the document related to the award of the highest academic title received.

Candidates must consolidate/merge parts summary and curriculum into one file (preferably in pdf format), while the copy of the academic degree can be a separate document. The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, 24th April 2020 at 23:59.

Download the full position description


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline24 April,2020
CountryThe Danube Regions
Open toYoung researchers from the Danube regions
OrganizerThe Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Research (BMBFW) and the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM)
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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