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.

The link to the ONLINE FORM will be open before the next submission in 2020.