Erich Thenius Award

The Erich Thenius Fellowship is awarded for an excellent diploma/master or doctoral thesis in the field of (vertebrate) paleontology.

Scentists who have completed their diploma, master´s or doctoral thesis in the field of paleontology at an Austrian university are invited to apply.

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 which may also seek external reviews.

Application Documents

  • Tabular CV including list of publications
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Expert reviews of the scientific works submitted
  • Abstract of the scientific work/publication submitted (German and English)
  • A copy of the scientific work/publication submitted

Applications may be submitted in German or English.

ONLINE FORM: Will be open for applications in 2023.

Please send the application documents, the submitted publication 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 Area

Value of the Award
4.000,-- Euro

Biennally, in uneven years

Next call in 2023.


  • Private Foundation