Anniversary Fund of the City of Vienna for the OeAW

The Best Paper Award rewards the best scholarly work – either a monograph or an original article – published or accepted for publication by a publishing house or peer-reviewed journal a year before the submission deadline.

Submission procedure

Submission is open to researchers aged no older than 45 who worked at a research institution within the Divison of Mathematics and the Natural Sciences at the OeAW when they conducted the study.

You can nominate someone for the award or put yourself forward.

Selection procedure

The prize is awarded by the board of trustees of the Anniversary Fund of the City of Vienna for the OeAW at the recommendation of an awards committee put together by the Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.

Submission documents

  • Tabular CV including a list of publications
  • Abstract of the work submitted (1 page max.)
  • In the case of works with several authors:
  • - description of the extent of the applicant's contribution
    - AND written consent from the co-author
  • A copy of the work or a PDF of the online publication


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)

Publication1_Surname.pdf  (i.e. scholarly work submitted) 

Please send the application documents, a copy of the work or a PDF of the online publicationand the completed and signed online form by post to the following address:

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