Elisabeth Lutz Award

Post-docs (between 5 and 15 years since gaining their PhD) who are working at a university or at a  non-university research institution in Austria are invited to apply.
The prize is granted for basic research in the natural sciences. Important criteria are knowledge transfer to the public, future orientation and sustainability. In addition, interdisciplinarity will be taken into consideration preferably.

Selection  Process

The winner of the Elisabeth Lutz Prize 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 15.000,-
One third of this amount goes to the award winner, the research institute and the base institution.

Deadline for submission: April 15, 2017

Documents required for submission (in English):

  • Online application form
  • Motivation letter of the applicant
  • CV (tabular form)  
  • List of publications
  • A selection of the most important publications (not more than three) as pdf- files
  • A short description oft he nature and extent oft he applicant’s contribution to these selected publications
  • Confirmation of the head of the research institute where the applicant is currently working.

Please send all documents by email (application@oeaw.ac.at) 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
E-Mail: stipref@oeaw.ac.at