A range of awards provides an attractive stimulant to research for PhD and post-doctoral students at TU Wien. Awards for research in dissertation projects are made with the Hannspeter Winter Award and the Ressel Award. Postdocs, in turn, can apply for the TU Wien Science Award, which recognises outstanding scientific achievements meeting international standards.
Dr. Ernst Fehrer Award
The Dr Ernst Fehrer Award has been awarded at the end of each year since 1982, according to the Guidelines for Honours of TU Wien. Only scientists educated at TU Wien or currently working there, in the subjects of Civil Engineering, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Physics, are considered for the award.
Hannspeter Winter Award
The Hannspeter Winter Award is awarded each year by the Rector to the value of EUR 10,000 (funded by income from the BA/CA Foundation and from TU Wien’s own budget).
This award is for outstanding scientific research achievements in the context of dissertation projects submitted to TU Wien by female students completing a doctoral study.
Within the scope of a closer collaboration in the area of energy and environment, the Lions Club Wien St. Stephan supports young academics and makes available since 2015 a sponsorship for PhD students of the TU Wien with the value of EUR 4,000. The support covers necessary expenses within doctoral thesis focussing on energy and environment – in particular: study trips abroad, participation at scientific congresses, scientific publications, etc.
Once a year, the Rector of TU Wien presents the Ressel Award to the value of EUR 13,000 (funded through substitutions expenses as per § 27 Abs. 3 UG).
This award distinguishes research achievements in the frame of PhD-projects which have a direct connection to interdisciplinary third-party-funds and were conducted within cooperation projects with enterprises as research partner.