Bader Award for the History of the Natural Sciences

The award is given to historians and natural scientists cooperating on a pilot project which is to serve as the basis for a doctoral thesis or a research project. It is intended to support projects that are still at the beginning of realisation.
In particular, those research projects are considered which deal with the development or the changes or the effects of a scientific idea or problem.

The award amounts to 18,000,- US-Dollars.

Deadline for Submissions: April 15, 2017

Application documents

  • Online application form
  • CV and publication list
  • Reference letter or statement of the supervisor of the doctoral thesis
  • Dissertation proposal - please address the following aspects, in particular:
    - Background (status of research) and specific aims
    - Work Procedure and Methods
    - Timetable
    - References

Please send all documents by email to and two print versions by regular mail to the following address:

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