Danubius Young Scientist Award 2024(Up to €1,350  Prize)

The Danubius Award was created in 2011 by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Science, and Research (BMBWF) in collaboration with the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM).

Danubius Young Scientist Award

Danubius Young Scientist Award

The primary objective of this award is to recognize individuals who have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in their scientific endeavors that are directly connected to the Danube Region. It serves as a way to honor and celebrate the remarkable achievements made by these individuals in their scientific research and contributions to the Danube Region.

The Danubius Award will be given to a total of 14 exceptional young scientists, with one recipient representing each country that is included in the EU Strategy for the Danube Region. These countries include Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Romania, and Ukraine. Each recipient will be recognized for their outstanding contributions and achievements in their respective scientific fields.

Program Detail

The main objective of the Danubius Award is to showcase the scientific work and exceptional abilities of young researchers, while also bringing greater attention to the scientific community in the region.

Also, The award aims to motivate and inspire young scientists to investigate and explore the diverse and complex issues that are unique to the Danube region. By recognizing and encouraging their contributions, the award seeks to promote scientific development and foster a stronger sense of research engagement within the scientific community.


  • Each recipient of the Danubius Young Scientist Award will be granted a financial prize of 1,350 Euros.

Eligibility Requirement

  • The Danubius Young Scientist Award welcomes applications from young researchers residing in several countries, including Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Romania, and Ukraine.
  • There is no specific age requirement
  • Participants must have attained their Master’s or PhD degree no more than five years prior to January 1, 2019.
  • Submissions from candidates with only a bachelor’s degree will not be considered.

Selection Criteria

The selection criteria for the Danubius Young Scientist Award include the following:

  • Scientific excellence and a groundbreaking approach in academic work.
  • The scientific work should be thematically relevant to issues and challenges in the Danube Region.
  • The impact and relevance of the scientific work should extend beyond national boundaries.
  • Evaluation of the candidate’s potential, such as their involvement in international networks, participation in scientific projects, publication track record, teaching experience, etc.
  • There is no specific age restriction, but participants must have obtained their Master’s or PhD degree no more than five years ago (after January 1, 2019).
  • Applicants with only a bachelor’s degree will not be considered for the award.

Document submission

To apply for the award, the required documents should be submitted in English, except for the copy of the academic title received. The documents should be compiled into three PDF files, including:

Nomination of the candidate(s) by the institution, which should consist of a recommendation letter limited to one page.

A single document about the candidate that includes the following information:

  • Summary of the scientific work, such as a thesis, dissertation, journal article, or scientific publication, highlighting its specific relevance to the Danube Region.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) of the candidate, along with a publication list. The CV and publication list should not exceed a total of three pages. Please note that the limitation of three pages applies only to this part of the application (Part B).
  • A copy of the document pertaining to the candidate’s highest academic title was received. This is necessary to verify that the candidate meets the requirement of obtaining their Master’s or PhD degree within the last five years.
  • All of these documents should be converted into PDF format before submission.

To commence your application, click here.

For additional information visit the official website of Danubius Young Scientist Award .

Application Deadline

May 3, 2024.

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