The Danubius Award was created back in 2011 by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Research and the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe – with the intention to honour persons with extraordinary achievements in their scientific activity in relation to the Danube Region. To complement this award with a specific prize for young scientists, the so-called Danubius Young Scientist Award competition is now open for nominations.

14 young scientists will be granted this award – one for 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, Slovakia, Slovenia, Romania and Ukraine). The award seeks to highlight the scientific work of young researchers and enhance the visibility of the scientific community in the region. It also encourages young scientists to engage in the scientific examination of the multifaceted issues related to the Danube Region.

The award will endow 1,350 euros for each winner of the Danubius Young Scientist Award. The award criteria:

  • Scientific excellence and innovative approach of the academic work
  • Thematic relevance of the scientific work for issues of the Danube Region
  • Relevance of the scientific work beyond national borders
  • Potential of the candidate (integration in international networks, participation in scientific projects, publication history etc.)
  • Submissions of candidates holding only a bachelor degree will not be accepted

Nominations must be submitted via online form here. For any technical issues or questions, you can contact Mr. Daniel Martínek: The deadline for submitting nominations is 5 May 2023.

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