Danubius Young Scientist Award 2020 for Researchers in the Danube region (up to 1,200 EUR)

Danubius Young Scientist Award 2020 for Researchers in the Danube region (up to 1,200 EUR)

Deadline: April 24, 2020

Applications are invited for the Danubius Young Scientist Award 2020. 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).

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 EUR for each winner of the Danubius Young Scientist Award.


  • Open to young researchers from the Danube region
  • Candidates for the Danubius Young Scientist Award can come from all scientific disciplines.
  • The nomination of the award candidate cannot be made by the candidate himself/herself but he/she has to be nominated by their hosting scientific organization (university, academy of sciences, research organization etc.)
  • The number of nominations per organization is limited to a maximum number of 3.

Selection Criteria

Awardees will be selected based on the following:

  • 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 2015)
  • Submissions of candidates holding only a bachelor degree will not be accepted.


Documents have to be submitted in English language (exception: copy of the academic title received) 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.

Nominations including all relevant documents have to be sent to: [email protected]

For more information, visit Danubius Young Scientist Award.