[PLing] INFO: Call for Nominations „Danubius Young Scientist Award 2019”

Stefan Michael Newerkla stefan.newerkla at univie.ac.at
Fri Feb 22 13:15:03 CET 2019

*Call for **N**ominations*
*„Danubius Young Scientist Award 2019”*

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*
2019 this award will, for the sixth 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, Czechia, 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 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*
Ø*Scientific excellence and innovative approach of the academic work*
Ø*Thematic relevance of the scientific work for issues/problems of the 
Danube region*
Ø*Relevance of the scientific work beyond the national borders*
Ø*Potential of the candidate (for example: integration in international 
networks, participation in scientific projects, publication history, 
experience in teaching etc.)*
Ø*No formal age limit – BUT limitation to participants that have 
received their Master/PhD max. 5 years ago (= after 1st of January 2014). *

*Submissions of candidates holding only a bachelor degree will not be 

*Document submission*
Documents have to be submitted in English language (exception: copy of 
the academic title received) and have to consist of the following parts:
A.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
B.Curriculum Vitae including publication list of the candidate (max. 3 
C.Copy of the document related to the award of the highest academic 
title received (to verify the criteria of max. 5 years after master 
degree or PhD degree).

*Please consolidate/merge parts A) and B) into one file (preferably in 
pdf format), while C) the copy of the academic degree can be a separate 

*Place of submission and deadline*
Nominations will be *accepted in electronic format and in English 
language only*.
Nominations including all relevant documents have to be sent to 
*d.martinek at idm.at*<mailto:d.martinek at idm.at>*.*

The deadline for submitting nominations is *Friday, 26th April 2019 at 

*Selection process*
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.*
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 the context 
of the Annual Meeting of the Danube Rectors’ Conference in *Bucharest in 
November 2019*.

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.

Best regards

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*Astrid Strahodinsky*
/Sekretariat IDM/

*Institut für den Donauraum und Mitteleuropa (IDM)*
Hahngasse 6/1/24
1090 Wien
Tel.: +43 1 319 72 58-13
Fax: +43 1 319 72 58-4
E-Mail: a.strahodinsky at idm.at<mailto:a.strahodinsky at idm.at>
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