The Elisabeth Lutz Award is given for outstanding applied research in the field of bio or life sciences, especially for new findings or innovative research approaches that could help develop new therapeutic methods.
Applications are invited from scientists who received their doctorate no longer than 8 years ago and are working at an Austrian university or an Austrian non-university research institution and have already gained attention for outstanding achievements.
Applications must come directly from the candidates themselves – nominations are not accepted.
Selection is performed by an awards committee appointed by the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and follows an international peer review process.
Prize money: 15.000 Euros
A third of the prize money goes to the researcher, a third to the department/institute and a third to the host institution. The department/institute and host institution are expected to plough their share back into research projects.
Application documents (in English):
Upload via online form
The completed documents are to be uploaded via the online form.
Fill in the online form and upload the documents as a total of 4 PDF files.
The individual files may not exceed 10 MB.
Afterwards, you will receive a document that you will have to print and sign. Return a scan of the signed form in PDF format (single file) as an attachment to a reply to the received email (click reply button). IMPORTANT: The default subject and recipient must not be changed.
Upon receipt of your application, we will check that it is complete and meets the formal criteria and it will then be entered into the database of the Department of Fellowships and Awards.
Once the application has been checked for completeness, the applicant will receive confirmation by email.