The Danubius Award was created in 2011 by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Science,
Research and Economy (BMWFW) 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.
2015 this award will, for the second time, be complemented 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 the 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.- Euros for each winner of the young scientist award.
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 or she has to be nominated by their hosting scientific organization (university, academy of sciences etc.).
The number of nominations per organization is limited to 3.
Every university, academy of sciences or research organization etc. can nominate three
candidates in total; however the three candidates have to come from different faculties or departments, institutes or research groups within the organization.
An international expert jury will be established that will be responsible for assessing all
incoming nominations and for determining a final ranking list. The highest ranked candidate from each of the countries of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region will be recommended for the award.
It is expected that the award ceremony will take place in October 2015, probably in the
context of a high level scientific event by the European Commission´s Joint Research Centre supporting the EU Strategy for the Danube Region.
- Nominations will be accepted in electronic format and in English only.
- Nominations including all relevant documents have to be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday 20th of March 2015 at 24:00
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