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Danubius Young Scientist Award 2020

The Call for Nominations for the Danubius Young Scientist Award 2020 is now open! Check the Award criteria and be part of the community of young scientists in the Danube Region!


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. The Award In 2020, this award will be complemented for the seventh time, 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 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 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 Danubius Young Scientist Award.

AWARD Criteria

  • 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

The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, 24th April 2020 at 23:59.

Picture credit: Danubius-Young-Scientist-Award-2018

For more details visit here the IDM webpage