Award for Palaeobiology

The award is granted for outstanding scientific work in the area of palaeobiology, esp. functional morphology, palaeoecology, evolutionary morphology, etc.
Scientists who are Austrian citizens are invited to apply.
The applicant must be sole or first author of the publication submitted for application; the nature and extent of the applicant’s contribution must be explained.

The award is also granted for outstanding lifetime achievements.

Selection  Process
The prize winner is chosen by a committee composed of members of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.
In autumn, the recipient is honored in an award ceremony at the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

The award amounts to EUR 3.700,-

Next date for submissions: 2018 (in even years)

Documents required for submission:

  • Online application form
  • CV (tabular form) 
  • List of publications
  • Letter of reference
  • A selection of the most important publications (not more than three) as pdf-files

Please send all documents by email ( and two print versions (only one print version of the publications) by regular mail to the following address:

Austrian Academy of Sciences
Awards and Fellowships
Postgasse 7-9
1010 Wien