Roland Atefie Award

The award is granted for an outstanding doctoral thesis in the fields of philosophy, theology or indology,  which was finished at an Austrian university  no longer than 2 years before the application deadline.
Applicants do not have to be Austrian citizens.

Selection  Process
The prize winner is chosen by a committee composed of members of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and representatives of Austrian universities, who may be supported by external reviewers.
In autumn, the recipient is honored in an award ceremony at the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

The award amounts to EUR 4.000,-

Deadline for submissions: March 31, 2017 (postmark)

Documents required for submission:

  • Online application form
  • CV (tabular form) 
  • Abstract of the thesis (1-2 pages)
  • Reviews of the doctoral thesis
  • Copy of the doctoral thesis

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

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