Award for Palaeobiology

The Award for Palaeobiology is given to palaeontologists holding Austrian citizenship who have produced a special achievement in the form of an extensive and outstanding  publication in the field of palaeontology, especially in functional morphology, the study of facies and similar areas.

The applicant should be the author of the publication or it should be clear from the content which sections were authored by the applicant.

The prize can also be awarded for a life’s work.

Selection Process

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

The prize cannot be shared.

Application Documents

  • Tabular CV including list of publications
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Selection of a maximum of 3 of the applicant’s most important publications as PDF files
  • Brief statement on the type and extent of the applicant’s contribution to these selected publications

Applications may be submitted in German or English.

Application only by ONLINE FORM.

ONLINE FORM: Application deadline 2020 expired.

The completed documents are to be uploaded via the online form and sent by post.

Fill in the online form and upload the documents as a total of 2 PDF files.

It is not necessary to supply signatures in the electronic versions. Protected files will not be accepted.

The individual files may not exceed 10 MB. The files are to be given the following names:

Application_Surname.pdf  (i.e. application documents)

Publication_Surname.pdf  (i.e. submitted publications)

Please send the application documents, the submitted publications and the completed and signed online form by post to the following address:

Fellowships and Awards
Austrian Academy of Sciences
Vordere Zollamtsstraße 3
1030 Wien


Research Areas

Value of the Award
4.000,-- Euro

Biennally, in even years

Next call for applications: 2022


  • Private Foundation