Wilhelm Hartel Award


The Wilhelm HartelAward is given to scholars working in Austria who have produced outstanding scientific achievements in the disciplines broadly represented by the Division of Humanities and the Social Sciences of the OeAW.

Full Members of the OeAW are not eligible for the prize.

Submission Procedure


Only by recommendation of Members of the ÖAW (full Members and corresponding Members abroad)

Selection Process


Prize winners are decided by the Division of Humanities and the Social Sciences at the recommendation of an awards committee on the basis of international peer review.

Nomination Documents


  • Tabular CV and list of publications for the nominee
  • Selection of the nominee’s three most important publications (as PDFs)
  • Detailed reasons for the nomination, covering the following aspects:
    - nominee’s scholarly career and international visibility in the scientific community
    - nominee’s influence on the development of research in the field
    - outline of the nominee’s research achievements that  have had a sustained impact within or beyond the field

Please send this documentation in PDF format by email to application(at)oeaw.ac.at and in hard copy by post to the following address:

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