Science Award

The Science Award offers an opportunity to excellent postdocs to successfully set up their own research group. In addition to the boost to reputation from the award, the financial incentive allows for a high degree of freedom and flexibility. This means that high risk projects in research or in appreciation of the arts can be successfully implemented.


Target audience: Scientists with a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 8 years’ scientific activity following award of their doctorate
Objective: Support for junior researchers
Financial award: EUR 500,000; funds may be used for investments, staff and material costs

  • A project proposal at an international level with a high degree of scientific quality

  • Strong track record of academic publication

  • Applicants must be academically independent

  • Planned project to be carried out at TU Wien

Duration: max. five years
Award: Panel decision on the basis of international assessment