Erich Thenius Award


The Erich Thenius Award is given to palaeontologists holding Austrian citizenship who have produced a special achievement in the form of an outstanding Diplom/Master’s dissertation or a publication in the field of (vertebrate) palaeontology.

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.

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.

Application only by ONLINE FORM.

The link to the ONLINE FORM will be open before the submission deadline.