The Danubius Award was created in 2011 by the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM) and the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Research (BMBWF) to honor persons with extraordinary scientific achievements and output in relation to the Danube Region. Within a rotation system in one year achievements in the fields of humanities, social and cultural studies are awarded, in the following year achievements in the fields of life sciences.
2019 it is envisaged to complement this award for the sixth time with a specific price for young scientists – the so-called „Danubius Young Scientist Award“. The procedure for nominations is now open!
The Danubius Young Scientist Award will be granted to 14 young scientists - one in each country that is part of the EUSDR. The award seeks to encourage young scientists to engage in the scientific examination of problems and questions specifically related to the Danube and to stimulate the scientific community in the Danube region. The award will be endowed with 1.200,- Euros for each winner of the Danubius Young Scientist Award. Moreover, thanks to the ongoing kind support by the JRC, the awardees will be invited by the European Commission´s Joint Research Centre to visit the JRC in Ispra, Italy in 2020.
The candidate has to be nominated by his/her hosting scientific organisation (university, academy of sciences, etc.) meaning that the candidate himself / herself cannot apply for the award.
Every university, academy of sciences or research organization etc. can nominate up to a maximum of 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 (including members of the Danube Rectors ́ Conference) that will be responsible for assessing all incoming nominations and for drawing up a final ranking. The most highly ranked candidate from each of the countries of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region will be recommended for the award.
The award ceremony is expected to take place in Bucharest in November 2019.
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, 26th April 2019 at 23:59.
Please check the attached announcement for more details and further information.